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All Saints Church, Swansea
A well preserved example of a typical Gothic Revival style church built in 1871. The Rev Joseph Mayson was the first rector of Swansea. He arrived in 1839 and remained the rector for 38 years. At first Rev Mayson conducted his services where ever he could b...
A well preserved example of a typical Gothic Revival style church built in 1871. The Rev Joseph Mayson was the first rector of Swansea. He arrived in 1839 and remained the rector for 38 years. At first Rev Mayson conducted hi...
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Stephenville, Hobart
Stephenville was the former home of Alfred Stephen, Solicitor General for Tasmania (later Chief Justice of NSW), in 1825. A two storey stucco building was built in 1825 with flanking single storey wings added in the 1830's. The front portico is full length ...
Stephenville was the former home of Alfred Stephen, Solicitor General for Tasmania (later Chief Justice of NSW), in 1825. A two storey stucco building was built in 1825 with flanking single storey wings added in the 1830's. T...
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The Officer's Quarters, Port Arthur
Tents accommodated the 63rd Regiment when it arrived at Port Arthur in September 1830. More permanent accommodation was constructed soon after with a timber barrack capable of holding over 60 men. As Port Arthur grew, so did the need for larger barracks. Pl...
Tents accommodated the 63rd Regiment when it arrived at Port Arthur in September 1830. More permanent accommodation was constructed soon after with a timber barrack capable of holding over 60 men. As Port Arthur grew, so did ...
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Supply River Flour Mill Ruins
Supply River, some 25kms north of Launceston on the western side of the Tamar River in Northern Tasmania, was once the site of a busy industrial concern. A prosperous flour mill employed water power to grind grain for export to the furthest reaches of the i...
Supply River, some 25kms north of Launceston on the western side of the Tamar River in Northern Tasmania, was once the site of a busy industrial concern. A prosperous flour mill employed water power to grind grain for export ...
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Captain William Bunster's Residence, Hunter Street
Captain William (Billy) Bunster was a colourful sailor/merchant who built at least two of the buildings still existent in Hunter’s Street, #31 & #33, in 1821 immediately after the Hunter Street causeway was created. #31 was built as a warehouse for Bunster’...
Captain William (Billy) Bunster was a colourful sailor/merchant who built at least two of the buildings still existent in Hunter’s Street, #31 & #33, in 1821 immediately after the Hunter Street causeway was created. #31 was b...
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William Johnstone was the founder of a wholesale general merchants, wines and spirits business in 1842. Aged 22, William Johnstone and his wife (of one day) left Somerset, England in 1841. He was described as being ambitious, energetic and a hard worker. He...
William Johnstone was the founder of a wholesale general merchants, wines and spirits business in 1842. Aged 22, William Johnstone and his wife (of one day) left Somerset, England in 1841. He was described as being ambitious,...
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Bellerive Hotel
This hotel was first licensed in 1859 and was originally called ”Todd’s Hotel” in honor of its first publican, Christopher James Todd. The owner of the Golden Fleece Hotel which was located nearby opposed the granting of the license on the grounds that anot...
This hotel was first licensed in 1859 and was originally called ”Todd’s Hotel” in honor of its first publican, Christopher James Todd. The owner of the Golden Fleece Hotel which was located nearby opposed the granting of the ...
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Milton Hall, Launceston
Milton Hall is an excellent example of a Doric Temple style building favored by the Independents (Congregationalists) who like the Baptists traditionally built their chapels in styles of classical derivation, in part to emphasize their nonconformity to the ...
Milton Hall is an excellent example of a Doric Temple style building favored by the Independents (Congregationalists) who like the Baptists traditionally built their chapels in styles of classical derivation, in part to empha...
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St Mark's Church, Pontville
A very unusual Romanesque church built in 1839-41 to a design of convict architect James Blackburn from very finely tooled local white freestone. Few travelers driving through Pontville could fail to notice the striking exterior of St Mark’s Church, standin...
A very unusual Romanesque church built in 1839-41 to a design of convict architect James Blackburn from very finely tooled local white freestone. Few travelers driving through Pontville could fail to notice the striking exter...
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St John's Rectory, Launceston
The St John’s Church rectory lies to the south of the church building. Built in 1878, it was first occupied by Canon Brownrigg in 1879. Built under the architectural direction of Henry (Harry) Conway, reputedly to Canon Brownrigg’s design, it is typical of ...
The St John’s Church rectory lies to the south of the church building. Built in 1878, it was first occupied by Canon Brownrigg in 1879. Built under the architectural direction of Henry (Harry) Conway, reputedly to Canon Brown...
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Fairview, Bellerive
Emigrating from Scotland in 1856 and settling in Bellerive, the O’May family came to dominate the trans-Derwent ferry service. Crossing the river was potentially dangerous and many lives had been lost through the negligence & drunkenness of the ferrymen. In...
Emigrating from Scotland in 1856 and settling in Bellerive, the O’May family came to dominate the trans-Derwent ferry service. Crossing the river was potentially dangerous and many lives had been lost through the negligence &...
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Visiting Magistrates House, Port Arthur
This house was built in 1847 and was considered one of the best houses at Port Arthur. It was originally constructed for the visiting magistrate at a cost of over 88 pounds and is the largest of the houses that make up Civil Officer’s Row. During the time w...
This house was built in 1847 and was considered one of the best houses at Port Arthur. It was originally constructed for the visiting magistrate at a cost of over 88 pounds and is the largest of the houses that make up Civil ...
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