Collection 2017/1 - Images of West Coast Tasmania

North Lyell - Ryan, the Shift Boss, emerging after being 100 hours below North Lyell - Around a Miner (who has just come out of the tunnel) to get the latest North Lyell - Miner 'Linnell' being rescued from 1000 feet level North Lyell - waiting for news at the mouth of the tunnel View of a substantial, multi storey ruined building destroyed by fire, Queenstown Tasmania View of C Brumby & Co, Auctioneers, Queenstown, Tasmania View of railway line under construction, Queenstown Tasmania View of a railway cutting under construction, Queenstown Tasmania View of shop, B Bird Butcher with proprietor outside, Queenstown Tasmania Aerial wire tramway Mt Lyell mine View of Mount Lyell Co's Electric Power Station, Queenstown Tasmania Mt Lyell Haulage conveying the people to the scene of the disaster View of the Post Office, Queenstown, Tasmania View of Montagu Hotel, Bowes street Queenstown Tasmania View of woodchoppers Burge and Garcie preparing for competition, Queenstown Tasmania King River Gorge, Mt Lyell Railway View of motor vehicles outside the Queenstown Hotel, Queenstown, Tasmania Mt Lyell Smelters & Converters (copper), WC View of the smelters under construction at Crotty, Tasmania View from the shore looking up at the ruined Court House on Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour, Tasm... View of smelters showing construction works and slag disposal at Crotty, Tasmania. View of steam train on trestle bridge likely at the smelting works, Crotty, Tasmania. View of the façade of the Commercial Bank, Strahan, Tasmania View of boats on the Franklin River, Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania View of abandoned steam boiler in the bush at Crotty, Tasmania Portrait of 11 men being members of the North Lyell Mechanical Staff, Crotty, Tasmania. View of boats on the Gordon River, Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania View over Strahan Wharf towards Regatta Point, Strahan, Macquarie Harbor, Tasmania View across the railway line towards the town and mining works, Crotty, Tasmania View of male axeman standing on fallen timber in the bush, Crotty, Tasmania. View of three men standing outside a rough hewn timber building in the bush. Macquarie Harbour, T... View of steel railway bridge with adjacent timber trestle extension, Crotty, Tasmania View of the Bay View Hotel, Strahan, Tasmania View across the smelters towards the hills at Crotty, Tasmania. Two views of Crotty, Tasmania, showing electric machinery and power station. View of smelters at Crotty, Tasmania. Image shows the Crotty Hotel with people in front. Crotty, Tasmania. View of the interior of the British Zeehan Mine engine house showing the main components, Zeehan,... Advertising flyer for C Brumby & Co, auctioneers and insurance agents, Zeehan, Tasmania View of the Club Hotel, Zeehan, Tasmania View of the rail (tram) terminus at Comstock, near Zeehan, Tasmania View of the Caledonian Hotel, Zeehan, Tasmania View of a wood chopping competition, Zeehan, Tasmania View of the All Nations Hotel, Zeehan, Tasmania View of the smelting works of the Broken Hill and Argenton Smelting Company, Argenton, near Zeeha... View of Methodist church in Carpenter Gothic Style, Zeehan, Tasmania View of the Central Hotel, Zeehan, Tasmania View of the engine house, Austral Valley Mine, Zeehan, Tasmania View of the All Nations Hotel, Zeehan, Tasmania View of the Argent Mine Number 2, Zeehan, Tasmania Advertising flyer for the All Nations Hotel, Zeehan, Tasmania View of the Beyer Peacock Steam engine at Silver Bell, near Zeehan, Tasmania View of the Band Rotunda, Zeehan, Tasmania View of mine works at Comstock, near Zeehan, Tasmania View of Bishop Mercer performing the Ceremony of Laying the Foundation Stone of the Anglican Chur... View of the British Zeehan Mine providing a general view including the Spray Main shaft workings,... View of Central Main street, Zeehan, Tasmania View of the Central Hotel, Zeehan, Tasmania

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AU TAS UTAS ITCCD 2017/1

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Images of West Coast Tasmania

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  • 1890s (Creation)

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Agreement between UTAS Library and Colin Dennison

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This collection is a sample of images of Queenstown, Zeehan and Macquarie Harbour, sourced from the Colin Dennison image collection. Most of the images were originally created prior to 1956 and have been sourced from private Tasmanian collections. Most of the images have been obtained by scanning photographs either donated to or purchased by Mr Dennison or copied by him with the permission of families, one or more of whose members took the photographs. Some of the images can be identified as copies of original images created by government departments which were discarded and destroyed.

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Colin Dennison collected, described and organised these images throughout his life, and is named as the curator of this collection.

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