Ricketts, H G (Warrant Officer I)

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number MSS0762
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 item
Object type Papers
Maker Ricketts, H G
Date made 1831-1975
Access Open
Conflict Period 1930-1939
Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1920-1929
First World War, 1914-1918
British Army Era, 1788-1870
Australian Colonial Forces, 1854-1900
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Collection includes papers related to the history of Middle Head and Mosman, NSW, and a biography of William Throsby Bridges compiled by Warrant Officer 1 H G Ricketts, 1971.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Contains photocopy of Warrant Officer Ricketts's typed history of the Middle Head Barracks at Mosman, NSW, including a timeline of the life of Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges KCB, KCMG. The collection also includes a list of where copies were distributed.

The collection consists of Annexures A-O:

Annexure A
Plan of 6 (six) Allotments – Parish of Willoughby, Country of Cumberland, applied for to purchase under the Regulations of 1 Aug 1831, showing the 52 acres sold to Charles Beilby, portion No 194, on 16 Jan 1835 for £520. This land was later owned by Esther Hughes, who sold it to the NSW Government on 19 Feb 1872.

Annexure B
Plan of two portions of land in the Parish of Willougby – County of Cumberland, applied for, but later cancelled, by Charles Beilby and John Hughes who sold it to the NSW Government on 19 Feb 1872.

Annexure C
Copy of Survey for Military Defence purposes around Middle Head and Georges Heads by the NSW Surveyor General, John W. Deering, 29 Aug 1878.

Annexure D
Main lines of Traverses of Survey for Military purposes of Middle Head and Georges Heads.

Annexure E
Middle Head Site Plan showing position of Batterys and building No 14, this area is to be returned to NSW State Government by 31 Dec 1975.

Annexure F
80 Pounder Rifled Muzzle Loader Battery 1873.

Annexure G
25 Tom, 10 inch Rifled Muzzle Loader Battery 1883 (Plan).

Annexure H
25 Tom, 10 inch Rifled Muzzle Loader Battery 1883 (Section).

Annexure I
10” RML Barrel.

Annexure J
6 inch, Breech Loader Battery 1888.

Annexure K
Officers' quarters, Middle Head 1878.

Annexure L
Officers' quarters, Middle Head 1879.

Annexure M
Known occupants of Officers Quarters, Building No 14.

Annexure N
Permanent Married Quarters No 9 i.e. Building No 14, declared Class “C” by National Trust 1971.

Annexure O
Biography of William Throsby Bridges, who lived on Middle Head for seven years in Building No 14.