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Track to waterfall

Black-and-white photograph shows path to near base of waterfall in foothills of Mount Wellington, two men standing near a barrel beside a metal mesh and barbed wire fence and a padlocked gate barring access to the stream

Fern Tree Hut

Black-and-white photograph of rustic hut built amid fern trees on walking track at Mount Wellington, two figures walking across timber bridge amid fern fronds

Hop harvest

Black-and-white photograph shows men, women and children stripping hop cones into hessian-covered troughs, carrying baskets and sacks of harvested hops on the extensive hop grounds. The plant was cultivated widely at Glenorchy, Margate, Kingston and the Upper Derwent Valley area.

Ruins of church at Port Arthur

Black-and-white photograph shows ruins of the church at Port Arthur, damaged by fire in 1884,with charred timber framework in the roof, remnant shingles on the roof and climbing plants covering the sandstone of the church walls. Handwritten words “Church at Port Arthur” in lower left corner of image.

Elevated view of church ruins at Port Arthur

Black-and-white photograph shows elevated view of ruined church at Port Arthur, including charred timber roof framework; with view of waterfront and other buildings on Port Arthur site; cut hay is drying in paddock at front of church.

Road to Government House, on Gun Carriage Drive

Black-and-white photograph taken looking north along Gun Carriage Drive towards Government House, Hobart, with post-and-rail fences on Derwent River side; a horse harnessed to a four-wheel carriage, is on the left of the road; a small jetty extends from the shoreline and a boat is visible through the trees, anchored just off shore.

Buildings on Salamanca Place

Black-and-white photograph shows stone buildings along Salamanca Place, timber stacked on New Wharf and masts of ships docked at the wharf; signs on buildings for “A.E. Lord Wool Merchant” and “W.D. Peacock and Co.”, historic home Lenna and eastern conservatory visible on hilltop behind towards Battery Point; maritime signal station with the Time Ball that was dropped automatically at 1pm, after a relayed telegraph signal from the Melbourne Observatory.

Sandy Bay Road looking towards Hobart

Black-and-white photograph shows Sandy Bay Road, with tram tracks on riverside of road, electric wires for Hobart Electric Tramway, carriage wheelmarks in the unpaved road surface, electricity transmission wires strung from poles mounted with porcelain insulators

Liverpool Street, Hobart

Black-and-white photograph depicts police officer standing in middle of Liverpool Street, Hobart, with YMCA and J.W. Toplis Pharmaceutical Chemist listed as tenants of the corner building.

Icicles near the Springs 1986

Colour photograph taken near the Springs of man dressed in red beside road to Mount Wellington, with icicles dangling from the vegetation after a snowstorm

Climbers near site of avalanches

Colour photograph of party of snow climbers nearing a ridge with evidence of recent avalanches, possibly near Mount Field National Park, photograph taken 1968

Snow plowing on road to Mount Wellington

Colour photograph of Post Master General Department Jeep equipped with front-mounted and rear-mounted snowclearing implements moving snow and ice from road on Mount Wellington, 1960

Barnes Bay 1960

Colour photograph taken 1960 of Barnes Bay, Bruny Island, showing shoreline, road and culvert, paddocks with horses and cattle grazing

View of Barnes Bay 1960

Colour photograph taken 1960 of Barnes Bay, Bruny Island, slightly out of focus, showing water and tree-covered headland

Hal Wyatt

Sailing boat moored in Hobart, 1950s

Colour photograph of small, two masted sailing boat, with green painted hull, and a sign Onrust, Holland, pinned to mast, Onrust also painted onto side of boat.

Hal Wyatt

Bath Inn at Oatlands

Colour photograph of sandstone building with tin roof, geraniums blooming in front garden, Bath Inn, at Oatlands, Tasmania

Hal Wyatt

Batman Bridge at Sunset

Colour photograph of the Batman Bridge, looking across from eastern bank of Tamar River, 1960s, setting sun above hills

Hal Wyatt

Beach at Taroona 1951

Colour photograph of rocky foreshore at Taroona, 1951, with woman sitting on rock in foreground; shot tower visible in hills in rear of picture

Hal Wyatt

Farm house fallen down

Colour photograph of abandoned farmhouse, with only a rickety timber roof frame, some internal walls and floors, three dormer windows and two orange brick chimneys intact; external brickwork has collapsed entirely into to piles of rubble; mature European trees planted surrounding house; electricity poles erected through property and roadside cutting across hillside shows line of road, possibly Midland Hwy, featuring white guide posts. Photograph file is named Bishton, possibly referring to Bishton Creek, near Jericho.

Hal Wyatt

Billowing sails on Derwent

Colour photograph of yachts racing on Derwent River with cargo ships berthed at Port of Hobart in background; foothills on land are dry

Hal Wyatt

Locomotive steam engine in railyard

Colour photograph of black locomotive, shunting a rail car in unidentified rail yard, boiler design has a light, a low-profile front funnel, then two steam domes atop the centre of the locomotive boiler.

Hal Wyatt

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