Collection RS4 - Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company

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Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company


  • 1866-1892 (Creation)

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3 quarto volumes

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The establishment of a Turkish Bath Company for Hobart Town was promoted at a public meeting held on 25 October 1866. 200 shares of £5 each were sold. The chairman of the Directors was Alfred Kennerley, later succeeded by Henry Llewellyn Roberts. The first secretary was W.G. Elliston. Land at the corner of Harrington and Collins Street (south side) was purchased from Mr Adcock for £400 pounds in 1867 and adjacent land with two houses purchased from Moses Cohen in 1874. The building was designed by Henry Hunter and with fittings etc., cost about £1500 pounds. The baths were opened to the public in September 1868 (two days a week for ladies and 4 days for men). The company was wound up in 1892 and the premises sold. The buildings were finally pulled down in 1933

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Presented to the Royal Society by G.A.Roberts, 1946

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Collection of meeting minutes, directors meetings and share register for the Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company

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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

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Papers and Proceedings: Tasmanian Historical Research Association 49(2), 107-114, June 2002
'An elysium upon earth!' or, a commercial white elephant?: The Hobart Town Turkish Bath. [Paper presented at the Tasmanian Local History Societies. Conference (6th: 2001: Hobart).]

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HE Apr.2020




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