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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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David Hildyard's House, Sorell
This is a very important and significant building in the town of Sorell and is a rare surviving very early building in the main street that indicates the scale of development in the early township of Sorell. The building is known as “David Hildyard’s House”...
This is a very important and significant building in the town of Sorell and is a rare surviving very early building in the main street that indicates the scale of development in the early township of Sorell. The building ...
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The Grove, George Town
“The Grove” was built by Matthew Curling Friend circa 1835.
Friend had been transferred from Launceston to George Town in 1835, to take up duties as
magistrate as well as continuing as Port Officer of the Tamar. Matthew and his wife, Mary-Anne did not live ...
“The Grove” was built by Matthew Curling Friend circa 1835. Friend had been transferred from Launceston to George Town in 1835, to take up duties as magistrate as well as continuing as Port Officer of the Tamar. Matthew and ...
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Wilmot Arms Inn, Kempton
This classic Georgian two storey house was constructed in 1841 by John Ashton and was first licensed in 1844 and named the Wilmot Arms Inn to honour the newly installed Governor, Sir John Eardley Wilmot. Ashton came to Van Diemens Land as a free settler and...
This classic Georgian two storey house was constructed in 1841 by John Ashton and was first licensed in 1844 and named the Wilmot Arms Inn to honour the newly installed Governor, Sir John Eardley Wilmot. Ashton came to Van Di...
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Old Watch House, Bellerive
This building was constructed in 1842 as a Watch House. Designed by Alexander Cheyne in 1838, the Watch House served many of the functions of a modern day police station. It provided accommodation for police constables, as well as separate confinement for m...
This building was constructed in 1842 as a Watch House. Designed by Alexander Cheyne in 1838, the Watch House served many of the functions of a modern day police station. It provided accommodation for police constables, as we...
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St Luke's Church, Campbelltown
The history of St. Luke's Church is almost as old as the township itself. The township was founded by Governor Macquarie, of New South Wales, in 1821, during one of his visits, Tasmania then being a dependency of that State. The first clergyman to arrive wa...
The history of St. Luke's Church is almost as old as the township itself. The township was founded by Governor Macquarie, of New South Wales, in 1821, during one of his visits, Tasmania then being a dependency of that State. ...
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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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St Andrews Anglican Church, Evandale
The present building is the third to be built on the site. The first was a small chapel measuring 40 ft by 20ft with low walls and shingle roof and stood in paddocks close to the gates at the end of Church Lane. The chapel officially opened on February 18th...
The present building is the third to be built on the site. The first was a small chapel measuring 40 ft by 20ft with low walls and shingle roof and stood in paddocks close to the gates at the end of Church Lane. The chapel of...
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Low Head Pilot Station
The Low Head Pilot Station is the oldest pilot station in Australia, and contains the oldest buildings of a pilot station in Australia. The Low Head Pilot Station comprises of a number of buildings including the Pilots' Row building, master warden's cottage...
The Low Head Pilot Station is the oldest pilot station in Australia, and contains the oldest buildings of a pilot station in Australia. The Low Head Pilot Station comprises of a number of buildings including the Pilots' Row b...
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W.D.Peacock Convalescent Hospital
William Davidson Peacock (1847-1921) was a Tasmanian fruit exporter, born in Gloucestershire who emigrated to Hobart in 1869 and worked in his uncle’s jam factory. In 1885 he was dismissed after refusing to manage a jam factory attached to a distillery, whi...
William Davidson Peacock (1847-1921) was a Tasmanian fruit exporter, born in Gloucestershire who emigrated to Hobart in 1869 and worked in his uncle’s jam factory. In 1885 he was dismissed after refusing to manage a jam facto...
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Site of Luckman's Mill, Battery Point
Cromwell Street is the home of St George’s Church, Battery Point’s most well known landmark. In the early 1830’s there was an equally well known landmark on the other side of the street. James Luckman built a large windmill there late in 1834, shortly befor...
Cromwell Street is the home of St George’s Church, Battery Point’s most well known landmark. In the early 1830’s there was an equally well known landmark on the other side of the street. James Luckman built a large windmill t...
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Point Puer Boy's Prison, Port Arthur
Many people are aware that convicts sentenced to the Australian colonies arrived in their greatest numbers between 1830 and 1834 – they may not be aware that between 10 and 20 percent of each ship’s arrivals were boys 10 to 14 years of age. On arrival, the ...
Many people are aware that convicts sentenced to the Australian colonies arrived in their greatest numbers between 1830 and 1834 – they may not be aware that between 10 and 20 percent of each ship’s arrivals were boys 10 to 1...
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