In a letter written from Penola on April 5, 1865, Fr Julian Tenison Woods writes to William Archer in a bantering tone…

He will not be abbreviated with his words, as obviously William Archer had been in his letter of 21st!  Fr Julian’s sense of humour comes through, as does his praise of the work that William Archer is doing in the scientific area, despite his many responsibilities with the Government.

He relies on his friend for resources and is keen to acknowledge him officially through naming a geological specimen after him.

This month we present a second letter, written on 5 April 1865:

Archer Letter 2 (PDF)