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Geoff Ritchie
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Cantwell's Store, Oatlands
Cantwell's Store, Oatlands
Cantwell's Store, Oatlands
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Blog Update
Thank you to everyone who has followed the blog over the past 5 years or so. Also thank you to those who have commented, provided additional information or corrected posted information. As you have probably noticed, the frequency of posts over the past year...
Blog Update
Blog Update
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Former Bowling Green Hotel, Sandy Bay
This lovely building was constructed by one William Turner
in 1845. Turner was an enterprising man who spared no expense in having his
hotel furnished and decorated with a style of opulence and elegance, providing
all the requirements of accommodation for b...
Former Bowling Green Hotel, Sandy Bay
Former Bowling Green Hotel, Sandy Bay
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Oatlands Town Hall
It was at a meeting of the council on the 1 st September 1877 that a decision was taken to apply for the site on which the
gaol yards and cells at Oatlands were standing for the purpose of erecting a
new Oatlands Town Hall. It was decided that should the ap...
Oatlands Town Hall
Oatlands Town Hall
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St Andrews Uniting Church, Evandale
Built 1839 – 40, largely through the
efforts of the Rev Robert Russell, this church is one of the most important
colonial buildings in Tasmania in that it has retained its quality without significant change to its external
appearance or its outstanding inte...
St Andrews Uniting Church, Evandale
St Andrews Uniting Church, Evandale
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Dunalley Hotel
The story of the Dunalley Hotel is forever linked to two
pioneer families who basically owned the establishment for over 80 years over
several generations. John Clark appears to have arrived in Van Diemens Land
around 1831 after being convicted for a minor ...
Dunalley Hotel
Dunalley Hotel
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Sandy Bay Road Mile Marker
Much of the land around Sandy Bay was granted to settlers who had come from Norfolk Island in 1808. Many of the grants ranged from between 20 & 100 acres and most of them were fronting onto the Derwent River. The Government reserved the right to create road...
Sandy Bay Road Mile Marker
Sandy Bay Road Mile Marker
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Elizabeth St Townhouse, North Hobart
This imposing building is a pair of Georgian style townhouses that feature three floors and an attic area. They form a really interesting part of the Elizabeth Street streetscape in North Hobart. The townhouses were built by Joseph Moir in the late 1840’s a...
Elizabeth St Townhouse, North Hobart
Elizabeth St Townhouse, North Hobart
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Claremont House
For the first century of its life, Claremont House was owned by wealthy and powerful merchants, businessmen, politicians, a Captain in the English Army and an Australian Test Cricket Captain.  Claremont House was a grand mansion, located on top of a hill lo...
Claremont House
Claremont House
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Old Shag Bay Fertilizer Factory Site
A while ago, I went for a wander around the trail at Shag Bay and saw the remains of some industrial business that had taken place in the area. I was able to find out that it had been a type of bonemill/fertilizer business that had suffered an industrial ac...
Old Shag Bay Fertilizer Factory Site
Old Shag Bay Fertilizer Factory Site
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