References and Acknowledgements

The following sources have been used in the preparation of this CD.

Very extensive research into Charles Gordon and his descendants and the mariner Lesslies descended from Capt. Robert Leslye/Lesly/Lessly and Helen Brokie of Banff Scotland, undertaken by Russell Lesslie of Killara, N.S.W. Russell also provided many of the photos.

Many relevant documents and photographs have been lodged by Russell with the Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW, Sydney.

The Family Bible, which contains details births, deaths etc and is held by Dr. W. Thomas Lesslie of Lithgow, N.S.W.

Information obtained by Megan Martin in the course of her research for the article about Mabel Lesslie for the book Australian Art Pottery 1900 - 1950, published by Casuarina Press, Sydney in 2004. ISBN 0 9581757 0 X.

“Exhibition of Work” The Sun 17th December 1925 p.21
“Handmade Pottery Show at Hordern’s” Evening News, 19th December 1925 p.8
“Arts and Crafts: Annual Exhibition” Sydney Morning Herald, 23rd October 1928 p.6
Art in Australia December 1929 plate 54
Peter Timms Australian Studio Pottery and China Painting. Melbourne Oxford university Press, 1986
Deborah Edwards, Australian Decorative Arts, Art Gallery of NSW 1991 (Exhibition Catalogue)
Papers of The Society of Arts and Crafts of NSW; Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW. MLMSS 3645
Sydney Technical College, Examination Registers: State Records NSW 7/8819 and 7/88823
Grip Fast Down Under - Newsletter of CLANZ, The Clan Lesslie Society of Australia and New Zealand. Vol.2, Nos. 3, 5 & 7
Eric Dunlop Harvest of the Years – the Story of Burwood 1794 - 1974
The Archives of the Presbyterian Church of Australia.

Thanks to Mr & Mrs Peter Andrews of 19 Lindsay Street, Burwood for access to their home to obtain photos of Braemar as it is today. [Go to top]