About the Fellowship
The David Scott Mitchell Fellowship encourages and supports the use of the Mitchell Library's collections for the study and research of Australian history. The David Scott Mitchell Fellowship was established in 2007 through the generous benefaction of Edward John Merewether, great-great-nephew of David Scott Mitchell. The Fellowship celebrates the centenary year of Mitchell’s bequest of his collection to the Library.
Mr Merewether, who died in 2008, was a longstanding and generous supporter of the Library. He volunteered at the Library, and donated historical family memorabilia and documents associated with the Merewether and Mitchell families.