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Royal Tennis Club, Hobart
One could be forgiven for being a little bit confused by the existence of a Royal Tennis facility in colonial Hobart. The game can be traced back to the 1470's where it became popular with European royals and was subsequently considered as the Game of Kings...
One could be forgiven for being a little bit confused by the existence of a Royal Tennis facility in colonial Hobart. The game can be traced back to the 1470's where it became popular with European royals and was subsequently...
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Portsea Terrace, Battery Point
The parcel of land where Portsea Terrace is built was one of several that were sold at auction on 3 December 1849.  Notices in the newspaper described them as ‘valuable building sites’ that were ‘remarkably convenient for parties connected with the New Whar...
The parcel of land where Portsea Terrace is built was one of several that were sold at auction on 3 December 1849.  Notices in the newspaper described them as ‘valuable building sites’ that were ‘remarkably convenient for par...
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Brickendon Estate
Brickendon Estate is located in the Norfolk Plains, a district that is well watered by the Macquarie and South Esk rivers. The agricultural and pastoral potential of the area meant that it was quickly exploited. Many early land grants were made in the area,...
Brickendon Estate is located in the Norfolk Plains, a district that is well watered by the Macquarie and South Esk rivers. The agricultural and pastoral potential of the area meant that it was quickly exploited. Many early la...
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Brown's River Probation Station
It was the construction of the main Government sponsored road (Browns River Rd, now known as the Channel Highway) from Hobart to Kingston (then named Brown’s River) that necessitated the formation of a probation station to provide the convict workforce. The...
It was the construction of the main Government sponsored road (Browns River Rd, now known as the Channel Highway) from Hobart to Kingston (then named Brown’s River) that necessitated the formation of a probation station to pr...
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The Bush Inn, New Norfolk
As originally built, the Bush Inn at New Norfolk was a typically English Inn of the nineteenth century. Said to be Australia's oldest continually licensed hotel, the Bush Inn was built in 1815, just 8 years after the arrival of the first settlers from Norfo...
As originally built, the Bush Inn at New Norfolk was a typically English Inn of the nineteenth century. Said to be Australia's oldest continually licensed hotel, the Bush Inn was built in 1815, just 8 years after the arrival ...
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Acton, Taroona
This is a very interesting house which has a lot more to it than it seems at first glance. On rounding a bend in the Channel Highway about 1km south of the Shot Tower, the traveler catches his first glimpse of “Acton”, a three storied sandstone house built ...
This is a very interesting house which has a lot more to it than it seems at first glance. On rounding a bend in the Channel Highway about 1km south of the Shot Tower, the traveler catches his first glimpse of “Acton”, a thre...
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Roseneath House
Early in the 19th century a grand inn stood on the corner of Harbinger Lane and Austin’s Ferry Road. In its heyday it was a favorite resort for “holidaying folk” from Hobart Town and it was renowned for its magnificent gardens professed to be unsurpassed in...
Early in the 19th century a grand inn stood on the corner of Harbinger Lane and Austin’s Ferry Road. In its heyday it was a favorite resort for “holidaying folk” from Hobart Town and it was renowned for its magnificent garden...
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Random Shots 13
Some more random shots for this month. Enjoy! Old School House, Bothwell The Sluice House, Pipeline Trail Melton Mowbray Masonic Hall, Bushy Park Pickers Hut, Redlands New Town Rivulet Gaolers Residence, Oatlands Old Huts, Gardners Bay Until next month :)
Some more random shots for this month. Enjoy! Old School House, Bothwell The Sluice House, Pipeline Trail Melton Mowbray Masonic Hall, Bushy Park Pickers Hut, Redlands New Town Rivulet Gaole...
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Signal Station, Prince's Park
The oldest remaining building in Battery Point was built in 1818 as a guard house for soldiers of The Mulgrave Battery and later became a signal station relaying messages from Port Arthur via a similar station on top of Mount Nelson. For many years all ship...
The oldest remaining building in Battery Point was built in 1818 as a guard house for soldiers of The Mulgrave Battery and later became a signal station relaying messages from Port Arthur via a similar station on top of Mount...
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Gellibrand Vault
In 1824 William Gellibrand and his son Joseph arrived in Van Diemen’s Land. William was a well-connected settler and was granted 2000 acres of land at South Arm and assigned ten convicts. Over the years many convicts, men and women, served under him. He was...
In 1824 William Gellibrand and his son Joseph arrived in Van Diemen’s Land. William was a well-connected settler and was granted 2000 acres of land at South Arm and assigned ten convicts. Over the years many convicts, men and...
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