Collection 2017/3 - Hal Wyatt Collection

Wrest Point Hotel 1952 Wynyard Regatta 1957 Arthur Knight skiing at Crossroads, 1986 Manufacturer's plate on Aveling & Porter steam engine A & P Roller driving on road A & P Roller at Franklin House A & P Roller outside Inveresk sheds A & P Roller at Inveresk railyards People climbing on A & P Roller A & P Roller working in Launceston A & P Roller at West Hobart Park A & P Roller with Baler 1972 A & P Roller in Roundhouse Steam locomotive with head of steam A5 Garratt steam locomotive at Conara Junction A5 Garratt steam locomotive near Wynyard Mount Lyell No. 2 Abt locomotive at Queenstown Across the King River Valley 63 02 Across the King River Valley 63 Adventure Bay from Coal Point 1960 After the yacht race Ag Contractors on road 1972 Auxiliary Ketch Lenna at Hobart Regatta 1957 Albino wallaby in backyard C Class steam locomotives in railyard Andersons Chalets Port Sorell 1959 Auxiliary Ketch Argonaut off Powder Jetty 1957 Sugar glider on man’s outstretched arm Steam train arrives at Hobart Station Asters growing at Wynyard Astor at finish line of Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race Astor in Derwent River C Class steam locomotives at Hobart roundhouse C Class locomotive pulls passenger cars at Hobart Station C Class locomotive idle at Hobart Station Centenary train steams into Relbia Station Trains at Hobart roundhouse C class locomotive at Hobart Station platform Machinery at Launceston Show Yachts at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Locomotives at Western Junction Stone cottage with shingle roof Autumn on the Lachlan River Schoolgirls walking in autumn leaves Autumn at New Norfolk Aveling & Porter Traction Engine Aveling & Porter Traction Engine at Lilydale 1964 Aveling & Porter steam roller at Latrobe playground 1966 Demonstration of Aveling & Porter steam engine and grain harvest machine Man bagging grain at demonstration of Aveling & Porter steam engine and harvest machine Belt-driven baling with steam engine Baling with Birdsall traction engine at Launceston At the Yacht Club Barnes Bay 1960 View of Barnes Bay 1960 View of water across Barnes Bay 1960 Dinghy on water in Barnes Bay 1960 Bass Trader arriving in Emu Bay, 1962 Sailing boat moored in Hobart, 1950s Bath Inn at Oatlands Batman Bridge at Sunset Beach at Taroona 1951 McNaught beam engine in Hobart 1967 McNaught beam engine at works depot in Hobart 1967 Topiary bear beside highway Snow cap on Mount Wellington taken from eastern shore Mount Wellington viewed from Bellerive fort Rendered stone house with extensive floral garden Rendered stone house at Bellerive with large floral garden Bellerive marina Ferries crossing at Bellerive Bests yard Devonport 1959 Billowing sails on Derwent Farm house fallen down Spikes of flowering xanthorrhea australis Locomotive steam engine in railyard Yachts on river, one with black sail Rocky shoreline at blowhole, Bicheno Sightseers at Eagle Hawk Neck blowhole Paddock of lupins at Sassafras Shoreline at Boat Harbour, west of Wynyard Rocky shore to west of Boat Harbour Boat race in Derwent River, 1954 Flower bed at botanical gardens White bridge at botanical gardens Timber bridge over pond at botanical gardens White bridge, reflected in water, at botanical gardens Murray Street ferry pier and ships docked in Hobart Office window at Cascade Brewery Visitors at Brickendon, Longford Visitor seated near front door and garden at Brickendon Bridge at Jericho Barge working on Tasman Bridge construction Construction depot and office of Tasman Bridge, 1964 Tasman Bridge under construction from Eastern Shore Bridge on East Coast road Timber bridge across creek Tasman Bridge nears completion Repair work on Tasman Bridge Repair work on Tasman Bridge from Eastern Shore
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Hal Wyatt Collection


  • 1950 - 2000 (Creation)

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Hal Wyatt, born Hobart (1923-2004), a taxation officer, steam buff, restorer of historic machinery, sailor, and amateur photographer, took several thousand photographs in Tasmania over more than six decades. As a child, Hal Wyatt lived in several locations across Tasmania including Queenstown, Wynyard and Deloraine, following the postings of his father John Burgess Wyatt (1902-1975), who worked with the Postmaster General’s Department. Hal's mother was born into the Hale family, a line of watermen or boatmen, who worked on the Derwent River in the 19th and early 20th century. Hal’s paternal grandfather, Benjamin Wyatt, had been a photographer and publisher of scenic postcards in England, at Kingsbridge in the South Hams district of Devonshire. Hal Wyatt was educated at St Hilda’s School, Deloraine and Launceston State High School, where he completed his leaving examination and public service examination in 1941. He began work with the Australian Taxation Office in Hobart, then in the latter part of World War II enlisted with the Royal Australian Navy, joining the crew of the HMAS Junee, an Australian-built Bathurst class corvette, commissioned in 1944, completing missions off New Guinea. After the war, Hal returned to work for the ATO in Hobart, settling with his wife Joyce (nee Hope) at Howrah on the eastern shore of the Derwent River, where they raised three children, David, Marian and Kerin. In his spare time, he restored engines, ships and yachts and built a caravan for family holidays around Tasmania, many of which coincided with trips to look at steam trains and search for derelict engines and machinery. He was involved in the Ship Lovers’ Society of Tasmania, which was the precursor of the Maritime Museum of Tasmania, as well as the Tasmanian Transport Museum at Glenorchy.

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