Collection H9 - Hobart Town Council Lighting Committee Collection

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Hobart Town Council Lighting Committee Collection


  • 1858 (Creation)

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7 files

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Henry Propsting (1810-1901) Transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1831 for the theft of two tame geese, Henry became a successful Tasmanian merchant and grazier, an alderman of the City of Hobart and father of twenty-six children. A regular attender of the Congregational Church changed his religious views to the Society of Friends, through the preaching of James Backhouse and George Washington Walker, who travelled through Tasmania during the thirties at the same time he became a "total abstainer,"
He was one of the original subscribers to the old High School, now the University building

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Collection consists of material relating to the Hobart Town Council Lighting Committee and includes reports and petitions collected by Henry Propsting, chairman of the Lighting Committee

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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

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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