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Appointment as Attorney General

Letter Patent on parchment dated 20th October 1909 , appointment of John Earle as Attorney General. Earle led a minority Labor Government as Premier and Attorney-General from April 1914 until the Government’s defeat at the election of April 1916

John Earle

The Omnibus

Two copies of the Omnibus which was a merchant's, tradesman's, auctioneer's and general advertiser and shipping gazette.Published Tuesday & Friday, gratis, at the Courier office, Hobart by William Gore Elliston• No. 149 Nov. 1...

William Gore Elliston

Lovell home in Yorkshire

Photograph (neg. 35mm) of the Lovell home in Yorkshire, United Kingdon, undated.

Samuel Ousten Lovell

Appeals to Supreme Court

Appeals to Supreme Court 1931. Reports of appeal cases put to Supreme Court by A.G. Ogilvie or John Morris, heard before Chief Justice Herbert Nichols, Justice Harold Crisp or Justice A.I. Clark.Typed carbon copies, some signed by Ogilvie or Morri...

Albert George Ogilvie

Law Degree

Law Degree awarded to Erskine Clarence Watchorn from the University of Tasmania, dated 7 April 1909

Erskine Clarence Watchorn

Diploma of Associate of Arts Degree

Diploma of Associate of Arts Degree, dated 1861, awarded by the Tasmanian Council of Education to William W. Perkins who passed in English, Latin, French, elementary hydrostatics and mechanics, geology, third class. Diploma has decorative border ...

Tasmanian Council of Education

Book I

1 handwritten diary (black exercise book), marked Private, 1910 - 1914, documenting her last week in London and voyage to Australia [sailed from Tilbury on September 15th and arrived in Adelaide on 21st October 1911]. At the Freemantle stopover, h...

Margaret Sturge Watts

Print of Mt. Bagana

Photographic print of Mt .Bagana an active volcano located in the remote portion in the centre of the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Roland Arnold Rodda


Letters received, with some drafts, copies or extracts of Clive Sansom's replies from:Miscellaneous letters 1928-1934"Babe" (first girlfriend) 1934-1936 (1 folder)Allan Keeling (antiquarian bookseller and chicken farmer, Kent) 1932-...

Clive Sansom

Beltana, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

9 sketches in pencil and crayon, 3 of which are water coloured. Sketches made along the railway between Quorn and Alice Springs at places where railway workers reported flowers and in Darwin.

Olive Pink

Psoralea patens

Watercolour on paper painted by Olive Pink at Edwards Creek, South Australia, 5/8/30. Notes on paper - "plants grow to about 4ft high". note on flower details "twice actual size or more" Identified by Olive Pink as Psoralea pat...

Olive Pink


Pencil and watercolur on card sketched by Olive Pink at The Finke, Northern Territory 31/8-4/9/30. Identified by Olive Pink as Camel Weed, Senecio. "near the Rock of Ages" "Scent like (garden) honeysuckle"

Olive Pink


Watercolour on card sketched by Olive Pink, Stanthorpe, Queensland, September, 1925. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink

Letter to sister Sarah

Letter written by Richard Stickney to his sister, Sarah dated 21 June 1834. Sorry he had not written more often but he was ashamed of his flight and past errors, description of Colony and Sydney life.

Richard Stickney

Promissory note

Thomas Risby's promise to pay £100 to John and Henry Morrisby and Grace Smith, at the age of 21, being the consideration for premises purchased from their father, James Morrisby. Dated 1823

Thomas Risby

Letters of J.B. Watchorn

Copies of letters of James Bayly Watchorn (1921-1943) written to his parents in Hobart while he was on active service with the R.A.A.F. The letters are exceptionally well written and reflect his feelings about his life as a fighter pilot and the ...

James Bayly Watchorn

Correspondence 1917-1918

Letters to children (including letter to Margaret for her birthday enclosing cigarette card), certificate that Sapper W. Fuller was employed in the ordnance department, A.I.F.

William Edwin Fuller

Hobart newspaper cuttings

Collection consists of newspaper cuttings relating to Hobart, Tasmania, dated 1972-1976

Royal warrant

Royal warrant on parchment, signed by Governor R.G.C. Hamilton. Appointment of Bolton Stafford Bird to Executive Council of Tasmania dated 29 March, 1887.

Bolton Stafford Bird

Braddon's : A home in the colonies

Photocopies of thirty letters written by Edward Nicholas Coventry Braddon and published serially in The Statesman & Friend of India, May to October 1878, describing life in Tasmania.

Sir Edward Nicholas Coventry Braddon

Memories of My Father

Printed booklet illustrated with photographs entitled "Memories of My Father", by David M. Elliott published in 1991.Consists of memories of Edmund Alfred Elliott (1884-1968) MB.ChM. of Hobart and family, including note about his siste...

Edmund Alfred Elliott

Boer War letters

Letters dated January 1901 to February 1902 written by Dr. J.H. Patterson while on active service in South Africa during the Boer war to his mother, Sarah Patterson.

James Harold Patterson

25 years service as secretary

Correspondence and press cuttings relating to the celebration of John Henry O'Neil's 25 years service as secretary of Trades Hall Council, June 1952, notes for speech including history of Trades Union and control of working hours and Wag...

John Henry O'Neil


File of the correspondence of Duncan Loane Pty, General Merchants of Devonport, dated 1945-1954 . Mainly about the technical aspects of machinery

Duncan Loane Pty.

Letter to Philip Smith

Letter to Philip Smith, Hobart Town, regarding the committee of the Temperance Society and the importation of intoxicating drink

George Washington Walker

Pin holder

Cloth and cardboard pin holder in envelope with note "Made by Sarah Benson Walker"

Personal Papers

Miscellaneous personal papers including character references, First Communion card, newspaper cutting relating to introduction of Fair Rents Bill, visit to Claremont Army Camp 1915, House of Assembly notice of regret at his retirement 1958, House ...

Robert Cosgrove

University Blazer

University of Tasmania blazer, oxford blue with rose and primrose stripes with badge of open book (pre-1937 badge from old University seal). Blazers were made by Smale Bros. Tailors, Hobart, unlined, with cloth buttons.

Donald George Rockcliff

Tasmania 150th Anniversary

Medal comemorating the Tasmania's 150th Anniversary 1952-4Silver alloy, 69 mm diameter in plastic case.Obverse description: Tasmanian Arms, 1803-05 at top, 1953-54 below. Legend round: Tasmania commemorates the 150th Anniversary ...

Diary of James (Philosopher) Smith

Typed copy of transcript made by Ronald E. Smith. This is a very detailed diary, noting daily work on the farm, seeds received and planted, stock sold or bought, orchard apples and other fruit, water wheel, water and drainage, trial of triangular ...

James (Philosopher) Smith

No.8 "But which is to stand in front"

Undated reprint of cartoon produced by May while he was employed by The Bulletin magazine. No.8 "But which is to stand in front"Sir Henry Lock at the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition banquet.

Philip William (Phil) May

National Antarctic documents

  • Series
  • 1480-2003

Documents concerning national governments active in Antarctic affairs. Documents relevant to national interests in Antarctica and the application of national law. Comprises of documents produced by a nation or about that nation. Many of the docume...

University of Tasmania

Apprenticeship indenture

Apprenticeship indenture dated 28 November 1814. Andrew Downie, eldest son of John Downie, farmer of Bankend,apprenticed to James Lucas of Stirling as writer, procurator, conveyancer, notary public for five years.

Andrew Downie


Diary dated July - Nov. 1945. Photocopy of typed copy of diaries kept on ascents of Bagana volcano (5 pages) and Balbi volcano (14 pages), Bougainville Island.

Roland Arnold Rodda

Account of the visit to Australia

Two volumes describing L. Violet Hodgkin impressions of colonial life (not always favourable), the meetings and the social functions and detailed descriptions of the chief Friends’ in each place. In Hobart, where they arrived on the 9th of March, ...

Thomas Hodgkin

Microfilm : Amos family papers

1. Diary of Adam Amos (1774-1845), May 1822 - Dec 1825. A record of chief happenings in the district of Great Swan Port of which he was Chief District Constable, including notes of musters and convict passes, with names.2. Adam Am...

Amos Family

Microfilm : Amos family papers

1. Receipt book of half and quarter yearly rent paid by James Amos (father of Adam and John (1776-1848), as tenant of Heriot Mill, Galawater, including later editions (1779), of cash expenses of mill, 1774-1845.2. Account book of Amos Mill, Cranbr...

Amos Family

Friends' Meeting Papers

Drafts and circulars to Members of Friends' Meetings reminding them to organise their monetary affairs and to make their wills, etc.To Hobart friends, signed by Hannah Propsting and J. Ridley Walker.To Lisburn friends, signed by Clerks of Com...

Testimonials and application for job

Testimonials from Central School, Hobart (1915), Smallhorn and Sons printers 1915?, E.L.C. Watkins (1915), A.J. Todd Electrical Engineers (1916), acknowledgement of application for railway apprenticeship (1916), testimonial to his knowledge of ste...

Ronald Campbell Smith

Letters of Appointment

Formal letters of admission of William Henty of the Strand, Middlesex, and Brighton, Sussex, as attorney, commissioner for affidavits, solicitor, notary public in London, Sussex etc., U.K. (1829-36); Commissioner of Supreme Court of Victoria to ta...

William Henty

Letters to grandmother

Letters written by George Andrew Gatenby to his grandmother Mrs. C. Towart dated Oct. 1863, and Jan. l868. Written at school in Franklin village (1863) and from St. John's College, Cambridge, describing his life there

George Andrew Gatenby

Degree diploma

Degree diploma - BSc 9 May 1950 (signed Chancellor, Dean of Faculty, Registrar, no seal); ,PhD. 14 May 1958 (signed Chancellor, Dean of Faculty, Registrar, no seal);DSc. 11 Dec. 1974 (signed Chancellor, VC, Registrar, wafer seal of University).

Arthur Gordon Lyne

Wool shipment

Two letters to Alfred Harrap from Robert Brooks & Co., London, about wool consigned to them by Harrap for the executors of the late A. I. Horne - no improvement in prices owing to the large quantity of wool on the market, with bill of lading (...

Alfred Harrap & Son

Claim to wife's annuity 1852-1855

Miscellaneous papers, including newspaper advertisements, relating to Thomas Chapman's claim to the annuity left to his first wife, Mary Ann (formerly Langhorne) by her aunt Lydia Hooley. Including: case for opinion, office copy of affidavits...

Thomas Chapman


Coloured pencil on paper, sketched by Olive Pink at Horseshoe Bend, Central Australia 13/9/30

Olive Pink


Pencil on card sketched by Olive Pink, Tortanga Quatcha, Water Hole, C. Aus, Northern Territory 27/11/30. Not identified by Olive Pink

Olive Pink


Coloured pencil on paper sketched by Olive Pink, Thompsons Rock Hole, 27/8/42. Not identified by Olive Pink. "Don't know name - small low plant and tall ones too. Very difficult so frail in texture and transparent paperish that the light...

Olive Pink

Nicholas J. Brown

Framed caricature of Nicholas J. Brown Speaker, House of Assembly. 1903

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Press cuttings

Personal tributes etc., including 8 Hour Day parade 1921, carbine rifles used by Thomas Mitchell to drill boys found in roof of St. Peter's School 1964.

John Henry O'Neil

John Hilton Mackay

Appointment Indenture for John Hilton Mackay, dated 1904. Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Drawing and Physics I and Demonstrator in Physics (24 Nov. 1904); Supplement to indenture (1907); Professor of Engineering ...

University of Tasmania

The Unfailing Spring

The Unfailing Spring, Clive Sansom, introduction by Walter de la Mare, "Resurgam" Younger Poets, London (Favil 1943): book, some typed poems, correspondence with publishers, contract, reviews (1942-45).

Clive Sansom

Account Journal

  • Item
  • July 1921 - March 1927
  • Part of Fuller Papers

Bookshop account journal dated July 1921 - March 1927 including wages, furniture, stock.

William Edwin Fuller

Diary of Maxwell Ernest Hayns

Diary of Maxwell Ernest Haynes in the Air Force during 1942 and 1943, also includes the R.A.A.F squadron theme song

Lawrence John Hayns

Convolvulus erubescen

Water colour and pencil on dark card sketched by Olive Pink, (no place or date) Northern Territory. Identified by Olive Pink as Convolvulus erubescen.

Olive Pink

Labor Party

Miscellaneous Labor Party election pamphlets, Labor's Challenge (1937), and notice of meeting of Shop Assistants and Warehouse Employees' Federation of Australia, 6 Sep. 1911.

Robert Cosgrove

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