Collection H3 - Hobart Chamber of Commerce

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC H3

Title

Hobart Chamber of Commerce

Date(s)

  • 1851-1984 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 type one box and 1 folio minute book

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Name of creator

(1851-1984)

Administrative history

The Hobart Chamber of Commerce was established in 1851, following a meeting of merchants and other business men held on 3 February 1851. Henry Hopkins, a well known Hobart merchant, presided over the meeting, which proposed that merchants, shipowners, ship masters, traders and manufacturers of Hobart Town should form themselves into an association to be styled the Hobart Town Chamber of Commerce to protect and promote their common commercial interests. There were to be 12 directors with a chairman, deputy chairman and secretary who were to meet every month and two general meetings were to be held every year. In 1856 the Chamber was granted the privilege of nominating three of the Wardens of the Marine Board.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited on indefinite loan in the University Archives 1971, 1984 (items 74, 75 received from State Library 1992)

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Scope and content

Collection consists of one folio leather bound minute book and other material relating to the Chamber of Commerce including annual reports and handbooks and directories.

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Conditions governing access

Open to bona fide research strudents

Conditions governing reproduction

This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact Special.Collections@utas.edu.au

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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Original inventory and descriptive notes can be found at https://eprints.utas.edu.au/10870

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HE May, 2018

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