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Alexander Cheyne Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C3
  • Collection
  • 1777-1861

Collection contains a written diary of Alexander Cheyne and microfilms of diaries and papers belonging to the family

Alexander Cheyne

Alexander McGregor Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M1
  • Collection
  • 1871-1914

Collection consists of miscellaneous business papers and other correspondence relating to shipping, banking, real estate and shares of Alexander McGregor and McGregor, Piesse & Co. Most of these papers relate to the dissolution of the partnership and Alexander McGregor's independent business ventures, the execution of estates of which he was trustee and the execution of his estate after his death

Alexander McGregor

Alfred Archer : correspondence

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC A16
  • Collection
  • 1854-1880

Twenty xerox copies of letters received by Alfred Archer. Also manuscript poem 'Put me in my little bed'.
Letters received from Alfred Archer’s mother while he was at school with Mr Hawkes, dated December 1854, August & September 1856, February - July 1857 (9 letters) : also from his father 16 July 1862, 16 July 1863 (2 letters); sister Ellen, 8 February 1869 & 13 March 1879 (2 letters); brother Harold written during visit of both brothers to U.K., 7 May & 19 September 1878 (2 letters); cousin Alice Archer, August 1877 & January 1880 (2 letters); Joseph Mosman about the cricket club 8 March 1875; Henry H. Tippler, Wellington New Zealand, 23 September 1878.

Alfred Archer

Alfred Harrap & Son Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H4
  • Collection
  • 1857-1957

Collection consists of correspondence concerning wool shipment and an illustrated booklet compiled by C.B. Thomson and issued to celebrate the firms centenary entitled Alfred Harrap & Son Pty Ltd 1857 - 1957

Alfred Harrap & Son

Alice Daisy Baker Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC B1
  • Collection
  • 1912-1951

Consists of correspondence and personal papers , collections of poems, books, plays, radio plays, short stories and articles, children's stories and radio plays, pamphlets, cuttings and miscellaneous writings.

Alice Daisy Baker

Amos Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC A10
  • Collection
  • 1774-1845

Microfilm includes - Diary of Adam Amos (1774-1845), May 1822 - December 1825. A record of chief happenings in the district of Great Swan Port of which Adam Amos was Chief District Constable, including notes of musters and convict passes, with names. 1931.
"History of the Amos and Lyne families", by C(larendon) Amos, also duplicated notes for members of the family (later published privately as 'Family history of Adam Amos of 'Glen Gala' and William Lyne of Apsley'. manuscript list of memorials in the Amos burial ground, Cranbrook, Tasmania

Amos Family

Andrew Downie Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D2
  • Collection
  • 1814-1879

Collection consists of mainly financial papers. Includes indenture, correspondence, sheep & wool business papers, bills & accounts

Andrew Downie

Andrew Gatenby : Militia substitute certificate

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G7
  • Collection
  • 1814

Militia substitute certificate dated December 1814. Certificate of enrolment of substitute to serve in place of A. Gatenby, Appleton le Moors, North Riding of Yorkshire, namely Robert Graystock, wheelwright. Until the 19th century militia units were used in home defence and maintaining law and order in vulnerable locations such as Ireland and the south coast of England. Militia units did not have to serve overseas, but they were seen as a useful reserve of trained men. Bounties were offered to militiamen who exchanged into the regular Army for overseas service.
Many of the men serving in the militia were substitutes serving on behalf of those whose names had been drawn in the county ballot. These substitutes often made a charge for taking over the duties. When the militia was fully embodied on a permanent footing during periods of war, a higher figure could be demanded and obtained. The regiment benefited by receiving experienced soldiers instead of raw recruits.

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Andrew Gatenby

Andrew Inglis Clark Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C4
  • Collection

Papers of A.I. Clark sr. include letters received from friends and colleagues, including American lawyers, a few papers relating to his legal practice, letters of appointment to political offices, papers relating to Australian federation and the Australian constitution and drafts of essays, speeches or articles on law, politics, philosophy and religion. Papers of A.I. Clark jr. include correspondence while serving in the army 1915 - 1919, correspondence with family and friends and family photographs, correspondence relating to his law practice and notes and articles on law, and notes on Tasmanian statutes and minutes of the editorial board on reprinting the Tasmanian Statutes (1935).

Andrew Inglis Clark

Arndell Neil Lewis: research notes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC L2
  • Collection
  • 1937

Collection consists of notes for a series of text books on geology, geography and palaeontology based on the lectures A.L. Lewis gave at the University. He prepared for each a loose leaf notebook in which he entered chapter headings and notes. Most, however, did not progress far.

Arndell Neil Lewis

Asten Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC A1
  • Collection
  • 1936-1967

Collection consists of speeches and educational enquiries.

Wilfred Asten

Australian Cambridge Graduates

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W16
  • Collection
  • n.d.

List of Australians who graduated at Cambridge from 1811-1948. Manuscript list in chronological order. Compiled by Hilary Webster from the publication - Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900 . Edited by John Venn (1834–1923) and his son John Archibald Venn (1883–1958) supplemented by records of some colleges.

Hilary Webster

Barrie de Jersey autograph book

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D11
  • Collection
  • n.d.

The autograph book includes poems by Gwen Harwood, Vivian Smith, Christopher Koch, James McAuley and Barrie's second wife Carol Warner de Jersey. There are also entries from Pat Brewer, potter Mylie Peppin and Volkes Rauff of Salzburg.

Barrie de Jersey

Birchall's Bookshop, Launceston : Accounts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC B14
  • Collection
  • 1893-1955

Birchall's Bookshop, Launceston, rough accounts or day book for items received for sale from printers, newspapers, clubs and some private writers, photographers etc. Enclosed: advice notes and bill.

Birchall's Bookshop, Launceston

Bolton Stafford Bird Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC B2
  • Collection
  • 1887-1924

Collection consists of awards including a Royal warrant on parchment, an insignia for the Companion of the Order of St.Michael and St.George, photograph and various newspaper clippings of obituary.

Bolton Stafford Bird

Boyer Lecture : The Spectre of Truganini

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX32
  • Collection
  • 1980

Collection consists of 3 audio cassettes of the 1980 Boyer Lectures given by Bernard Smith, entitled 'The Spectre of Truganini'

  1. The ethical roots of culture
  2. The mechanisms of Forgetfulness
  3. The concerned conscience
  4. Black voices.
  5. A cultural convergence

Bernard Smith

Broughton Archive

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX33
  • Collection
  • 1992

Manuscript copy of a book on sail transportation by B R Broughton, “Berth of a Man" – an authentic story of ships, the sea and the shore” draft of a manuscript about sail water transport (wheat clippers) a factual picture of the world ashore and afloat as seen through the eyes of an ordinary Australian.

Brian Robert Broughton

Charles Riddell Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R3
  • Collection
  • 1949-1950

Collection consists of a draft literary manuscript and notes.

Charles Riddell

Clive Samson Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX18
  • Collection
  • 1927-1981

Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, writings and poetry and speech education areligious writings and other material. Also contained in the collection are a collection of Ruth Sansom’s diaries and the personal papers and correspondence

Clive Sansom

Collection of Religious Hymns

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R8
  • Collection
  • 1835-1857

Collection consists of Protestant hymns printed for special services in Hobart churches, chiefly Wesley Church and Brisbane Street Congregational Church.

Convict ship "Waterloo"

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC F3
  • Collection
  • 1829-1910

Collection consists of papers relating to the convict ship, Waterloo, and includes a copy of a detachment order, notes on the life of Thomas Grove and an extract relating to the last voyage of the Waterloo

Waterloo (Ship)

Dallas Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D6
  • Collection
  • 1856-1881

The collection consists of a photograph, typescript manuscripts and notes on location of mills

Kenneth McKenzie Dallas

Daniel Ellis - convict record

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC E1
  • Collection
  • 1826-1846

One parchment document of the convict record of Daniel Ellis, No 266 per Manlius, tried Lincoln 18 July 1829, transported for 7 years and again 7 years 1834, offence stealing bundle of draper's goods. Record includes description (trade quarry man and carter, aged 28 in 1834, dark complexion, tattooed etc) and conduct record (hulk report bad, numerous charges of stealing, neglect of duty, absconsion etc brought by employer, Archer 1831-1834, further sentence, conduct at Port Arthur bad), recommended for conditional pardon 7n/46.

Daniel Ellis

De La Haye Postcard Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2020/1-PC
  • Collection
  • c1930-1950

Collection of black and white and coloured postcard sets of Tasmanian scenes. Collected in the 1930, 1940's & 1950s during holiday trips to the island.

Dean Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D8
  • Collection
  • 1850-1852

Two handwritten letters addressed to William Dean. One letter has engraving of Hobsons Bay and Williams Town, Port Phillip. HAM brothers, Engravers. Published by John Hunter, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

William Dean

Diary of Peter Harrisson

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H14
  • Collection
  • 1822

Collection consists of a typescript copy of an original diary of Peter Harrisson's voyage to Van Diemen's Land in 1822.

Peter Harrisson

Diary of Samuel Ready of a voyage to Van Diemen's Land

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R13
  • Collection
  • 1865

Typed copy of Samuel Ready's Diary of a voyage to Van Diemen's Land in the ship Utopia, February to May, 1865. From the original diary owned by L E O Ready of Latrobe, son of Samuel Ready.

Samuel Ready

Diary of Trooper Blackburn

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC B12
  • Collection
  • 1901-1902

Trooper Blackburn's diary kept between 27 March 1901 and June 1902 while a member of the 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen's Contingent at the Boer War. He noted the voyage, weather, work with the horses, marches, casualties, camps and the return voyage.

Harvey Stanley Hyde Blackburn

Diploma of degree of Associate of Arts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R11
  • Collection
  • 1878

Diploma of degree of Associate of Arts, awarded to Mary Friend Whitney Canaway of Hobart, by the Tasmanian Council of Education dated 17th October 1878. Includes wafer seal. Examined and passed in the following subjects. English with credit, French with credit, German, Italian with credit and Mathematics with credit. Mary Friend Whitney Canaway has been awarded the Councils first prize for English and the Councils first prize for Italian. Diploma has decorative border of oak leaves and acorns designed by Henry Hunter and engraved by Alfred Bock.

Mary Friend Whitney Canaway

Dobbie Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D5
  • Collection
  • 1904

Folder of photocopied typewritten material, 221 pages, typed

Edward David Dobbie

Donald Davie Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX8
  • Collection
  • 1840-1972

Collection consists of personal correspondence and historical study of James Erskine Calder. Other material including information on Hobart cemeteries, obituaries, photographs, pamphlets and copies of printed books.

Donald Davie

Dorothy Mabel Ogilvie Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC O2
  • Collection
  • 1927-1964

Collection consists of personal scrapbook of Dorothy Mabel Ogilvie (nee Hines), a photograph and a leaflet

Dorothy Mabel Ogilvie

Dr George Fordyce Story Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C7
  • Collection
  • 1821-1878

Collection consists of personal papers, medical case notes and accounts, student notes and exercises, botanical papers which include some correspondence with Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller, copies of electoral returns etc.

George Fordyce Story

Drysdale Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D10
  • Collection
  • 1954-1971

Material relating to the Tasmanian lottery, the origins of the Drysdales of Dollar and note of interview with Drysdale's daughter

Arthur James Drysdale

Dumaresq Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D3
  • Collection
  • 1839

Collection consists of one framed and one folded in book form Map of Van Diemen's Land by George Frankland, dated 1839. Dedicated to the Land Holders of the Colony by their faithful servant, George Frankland, Surveyor General and Sole Commissioner of Crown Lands . The map shows : counties, hundreds, parishes, townships, reserves for townships, roads, houses, names of landholders. Inset plans of Hobart and Launceston (24cm X 21cm) Scale : 20 miles : 7cm Size : 80cm X 130cm

George Frankland

Duncan Loane Pty. Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC D7
  • Collection
  • 1910-1954

Collection consists of correspondence, stock ledgers, order & delivery books, an account book and miscellaneous printed papers

Duncan Loane Pty.

Earle Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC E4
  • Collection
  • 1909-1931

Material relating to John Earles parliamentary career including his appointment as attorney general, photographs and material belonging to his wife Susanna Earle nee Blackmore

John Earle

Economic Society of Australia & New Zealand : Records of the Tasmanian Branch

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC E7
  • Collection
  • 1948-1975

Collection consists of minutes of general and committee meetings, annual reports, correspondence and membership lists of Economic Society of Australia & New Zealand : Records of the Tasmanian Branch dated 1948 - 1975

Economic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Tasmanian Branch

Edmund Morris Miller Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M9
  • Collection
  • 1903-1970

Collection consists of corresspondence recieved, and draft correspondence. Also includes Library Associations, personal records, university lecture notes and papers relating to the University Library. Notes and drafts of publications and lectures and photographs

Edmund Morris Miller

Edward Braddon Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC B3
  • Collection
  • 1878-1980

Photocopies of thirty letters written by Edward Nicholas Coventry Braddon and published serially in The Calcutta Statesman & Friend of India, May to October 1878, describing life in Tasmania. entitled "A home in the colonies" also THRA article and reprint dated 1979 & 1980

Sir Edward Nicholas Coventry Braddon

Edward le Rossignol: Scrip certificates

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R9
  • Collection
  • 1881-1891

This collection is comprised of scrip certificates of shares issued to Edward le Rossignol of New Town in Tasmanian mines: Royal Mint Gold Mining Company, North Mount Cameron; Savage River Silver Prospecting Company; City Prospecting Association, West Coast; Sunrise Prospecting Association; Godkin Silver Mining Co., Whyte River Tasmania; New Waverly Gold Mining Co., Lefroy, Tasmania; South Oceana Silver Mining Co. , Zeehan.

Edward le Rossignol

Electrolytic-zinc Company : Union material

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX15
  • Collection
  • 1957-1963

Collection consists of union related material for various unions relating to the Electrolytic-zinc Company employees.

Electrolytic Zinc Company of Australasia Limited

Elliott and Le Tall Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX26
  • Collection
  • 1891-1991

Collection consists of a printed booklet and two leather bound note books

Edmund Alfred Elliott

Eric Jeffrey Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC J1
  • Collection
  • 1905-1934

This collection includes typescripts and manuscripts of articles by Dr. Jeffrey on a variety of subjects, medical, historical and biographical. Many were written under the pen name "Exul" for publication in The Bulletin.

Eric Jeffrey

Erskine Clarence Watchorn Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W13
  • Collection
  • 1909-1912

Collection consists of certificates of degrees gained by Watchorn, Middle Temple Hall concert program and ink caricature of Professor A.L. McAuley

Erskine Clarence Watchorn

Extracts of officers' logs - French naval vessel Mascarin

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC F5
  • Collection
  • 1772

Extracts of the officers' logs of the French naval vessel Mascarin's voyage of exploration led by Captain Nicholas Marion Du Fresne -Tasmanian part of voyage to Australia and New Zealand under Marion-Dufresne, March 1772.
'Journal du voyage fait sur le vaisseau du Roy Le Mascarin, commande par Mr. Marion, Chevalier de l'Ordre Royal et Militaire de st.
Louis, Capitaine de Brulot, accompagne de la Flutte Le Margqis de Castries, pour faire le voyage de l'Isle Taity ou de Cythere, en faissant la decouverte des terrae Australae passant a la Nouvelle Hollande, a la Nouvelle Zelande etc.

Photographs of Archives Nationales, C 7 197, pp. 1, 7-14; Marine 4 JJ, 192, no. 19, pp. 1, 12-18
Extra copies of C 7 197, pp. 1,7-14 (3 sets); p. 1 (4 copies); p. 10 (4 copies)

Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne

Family scrapbooks

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M18
  • Collection
  • 1913-1965

Collection consists of two family scrapbooks compiled by sisters of Ivy Moseley (formerly Blackmore), Susanna Jane Earle and Myrtle Walker.
Both scrapbooks contain mostly undated cuttings from unidentified but chiefly local newspapers (e.g Hobart Mercury and Tasmanian Mail), and magazines (e.g Sydney Bulletin and Mirror). Often cuttings are from Saturday supplements or the 'Pink Page' of the Bulletin. Topics reflect women's interests: anecdotes and folklore; poems and stories by Australian authors {e.g article about Marie Bjelke Peterson, Tasmania, novelist(; local history (e.g paragraph about descendents living in Tasmania of Capt. Michael Connor of the First Fleet); news of members of the family (e.g brother, A R Blackmore enlists and resigns from teaching at Adventure bay School).
A few cuttings annotated in the hand of Ivy Moseley, identifying "Lassie from Nugent" and "vino of Nugent" as herself. (e.g "Labour Unity" by 'Lassie').

Myrtle Walker

Fish caught at the Great Lake, Tasmania

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H1
  • Collection
  • 1890-1891

Handwritten documents recording fish caught at the Great Lake, Tasmania by Sir Robert George Crookshank Hamilton and party in the periods 22-27 March 1890 and 19-24 March 1891, giving number and weight of fish caught.

Robert George Crookshank Hamilton

Frederick K. Astell

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX22
  • Collection
  • 1897

Letter written by Frederick K. Astell a miner from Zeehan to his uncle, referring to a downfall in the share market, friends and family, the Waratah to Zeehan railway would be a boon to the coast if constructed, house on Argent Tram property, changes and building at Zeehan, Zeehan and Queen mines lodes good, working underground at Western, then underground boss at North East Dundas.

Frederick K. Astell

Frederick Mackies Journal

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M2
  • Collection
  • 1852-1855

Collection consists of a photocopy of Mackie's diary dated 1852 - 1855 bound into two volumes with accompanying photographic prints and 35 mm. negatives of some illustrations contained in the diaries.
The diaries (except for the South African portion), with most of the sketches, were published in 1973 as Traveller underconcern, transcribed and edited by Mary Nicholls for the History Department of the University of Tasmania.

Frederick William Mackie

Frederick Maitland Innes Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC J6
  • Collection
  • 1856-1874

Collection consists of official printed Gazette notices and Parliamentary Papers relating to the Launceston & Western Railway1856-1868 and Main Line Railway 1873 -1874 , correspondence and news cuttings collected by Frederick Maitland Innes.

Frederick Maitland Innes

Frederick Mortimer Young Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC Y1
  • Collection
  • 1894-1921

Collection consists of lectures and papers delivered by Frederick Mortimer Young.

Frederick Mortimer Young

Friends' School Archive

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC F4
  • Collection
  • 1884-1978

Collection consists of administrative correspondence, annual reports, minutes and financial statements regarding the schools board, and schools administration. Material relating to staff and students including the school magazine, class lists and student activities. Also included are the papers relating to the Hobartville Association from 1888 to 1910 . Also a large collection of early photographs.

Friends' School

Fuller Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC F6
  • Collection
  • 1916-1965

Collection consists of personal and business correspondence, financial records, scrapbook and cuttings scripts of broadcasts, stories and plays. Theatre programs, photographs and pins and badges. There is also material collected by Francis Ruby Fuller and Edwin Charles Fuller

William Edwin Fuller

Gatenby Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G1
  • Collection
  • 1836-1869

Collection of letters written by George Andrew Gatenby (1846- 1870), to his family while he was a school in the U.K and in Hobart.

George Andrew Gatenby

George Cartland Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C19
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Collection consists of letters, map and obituaries .

George Cartland

George Musgrave Parker : Correspondence and research records

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC P1
  • Collection
  • 1922-1965

Most of the papers consist of notes made about historical queries, a rough draft of his book, and correspondence with East Coast residents and others requesting information. There is also a collection of newspaper cuttings and pamphlets relating to the history of Tasmania, especially the East Coast and some photographs and snapshots. Dr Parker also collected some original historical documents~ chiefly from East Coast families (although those of Dr Storey and the Cotton families have now been returned to the Cotton archives (ref. C.7). Dr Parker's collection of Walch's Almanacs has been supplemented by others received from Walch's and is kept up to date and now forms a complete record set for Walch's records (kept for reference in the Archives Reading Room). Some early newspapers (including Colonial Times, Southern Cross, Launceston Courier) were transferred to the State Archives to fill gaps in their collection .

George Musgrave Parker

George Thomas William Blamey Boyes Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC B18
  • Collection
  • 1824-1826

Photocopies of copies made by Peter Chapman of eight letters written by G.T.W. Boyes to his wife, Mary, written from Sydney, 1824 and Hobart, 1826. For other letters see Royal Society Collection RS 25/4.

George Thomas William Blamey Boyes

George Washington Walker Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W7
  • Collection
  • 1835-1858

Collection consists of correspondence received by G.W. Walker and some miscellaneous notes.

George Washington Walker

George Wilson Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2019/1
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 1980

Collection consists of rugby memorabilia and other material relating to the life and work of George Wilson, master of Hytten Hall, the University of Tasmania's first residential college

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Giblin Insurance Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G10
  • Collection
  • 1867-1868

Collection consists of 2 papers regarding the assignment of insurance from the Australian Mutual Provident Society.

Australian Mutual Provident Society

Girls Industrial School Hobart Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G3
  • Collection
  • 1862-1945

Collection consists of management committee records, admissions register and accounts of the Girls Industrial School Hobart, also 2 photographs.

Girls Industrial School Hobart

Godson and Gregory - Quaker Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G9
  • Collection
  • 1839-1940

Collection consists of a paperback manuscript quarto volume and handwitten notes for talks

John Roberts

Grant Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G2
  • Collection
  • 1822-1825

Collection consists of personal and business correspondence between the brothers John and James Grant of "Tullochgorum". in the Fingal valley and correspondence regarding John Grants death

James Grant

Grant of land at 31 Campbell Street, Hobart to Joshua Fergusson

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2017/2
  • Collection
  • 1827-03-26

Grant of land at 31 Campbell Street, Hobart to Joshua Fergusson made by his Excellency Colonel George Arthur Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land on the 26th day of March 1827. Subject to the payment of a yearly quit-rent of two pounds payable on the 31st day of January each year.
31 Campbell Street is the site of the University of Tasmania's major creative industries and performing arts development, 'The Hedberg', adjoining Hobart's historic Theatre Royal on the 'Wapping 4' site. The University of Tasmania opened at the Hedberg in Semester 1, 2020 after almost 10 years in conception, consultation, planning and construction stages. The project was led by Tasmanian firm Liminal Architecture and designed in collaboration with WOHA and Arup.
The significance of the Hedberg site in the heart of Wapping dates to the 1830s, when it was a lively convergence of working-class homes, industry and entertainment. Archaeological work was undertaken in consultation with the Tasmanian Heritage Council, and results from the archaeological investigation informed aspects of the design.
The heritage-listed facade of the Hedberg Brothers Garage on Collins Street is the University of Tasmania entrance at the Hedberg. Built in 1925, it has intrinsic heritage value as an early, unusual and important example of its type.

Colonial Secretary, Van Diemen's Land

Green and Gillies Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G6
  • Collection
  • 1900-1961

Collection consists of draft copy of "The Story of the Development of Hydro-Electricity in Tasmania" by A.J. Gilles & F.C. Green, Notes and extracts from Gillies Paper, copies of Acts of Parliament 1913-16, and various photographs and newspaper cuttings.

Frank C Green

Gurney cartoon

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G12
  • Collection
  • c1939

Black and white line drawing with blue highlights, in three frames depicting an antique dealer and a factory time keeper discussing setting of clocks

Alexander George Gurney

Harold Charles Gatty Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G13
  • Collection
  • 1933-1970

Collection consists of material relating to Australian air mail flights

Harold Charles Gatty

Harry O'May scrapbook

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC O3
  • Collection
  • c1930

Scrap book of press cuttings relating to the O'May and other Derwent ferry services, Tasmanian shipping and history, also pay sheet of Rosny Estate & Ferry Co. Ltd (18-28 June 1925), stuck into an old ledger volume.

Harry O'May

Hayns & Burns Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC B16
  • Collection
  • 1914-1967

Collection consists of letters and papers, miscellaneous items and photographs relating to Lawrence John Hayns and Thomas Edgar Burns

Lawrence John Hayns

Henry Brune Atkinson : Botanical Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC A14
  • Collection
  • c1920 -1946

The papers consist of Atkinson's notes and sketches of orchids also letters, notes and articles received from other orchidologists.

Henry Brune Atkinson

Henry Hellyer Diary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R12
  • Collection
  • 1827

This diary, dated 3 July 1827 to 29 August 1827 is entitled: 'H. Hellyer's journal of operations in opening a road from Emu Bay towards the Hampshire Hills'. It is written in an octavo notebook, interleaved with blotting paper, bound in light brown leather, marked 'No.7'. A pencil note inside states: 'H.H.'s diary continued from a memo book opening - lengthwise having yellow edges and green covers and marked No (the number has been omitted). At the bottom of the last entry is a note 'Diary continued in a memo book with green covers and yellow edges marked No .. (opening lengthwise)' (the number has been omitted) The diary is illustrated by neat drawings of animals (eg. 'native cat'), plants, trees, scenery and the camp. At the front are tables of 'the quantity of timber etc. upon one quarter of an acre of heavily timbered land in three different parts of the Forest where the soil is unexceptionable'
In his journal Hellyer noted the weather conditions - they were hampered by rain and their camp was very cold and damp, there were rats and Hellyer was troubled by a sore and inflamed face, but there were sunny days when he commented that 'this climate is certainly far superior, it is never so cold and seldom so hot as the Dog days in England'. He described the timber, dogwood interspersed with Forest Trees of stringy bark, blackwood, etc. - one tree was sixty feet in circumference. The clearing work was done mainly with axe and cross cut saw and occasionally a pile of logs too difficult to move was burnt. Hellyer calculated that it could cost as much as £93 in labour to clear 21 acres. The work men mentioned included Richard Frederick, who seems to have acted as second in command, Jones the cook, Harley, McDonald, Wells, Higginson, Isaac, and Mackie. They lived mainly on salt pork, brought from England in the Company's supply ship, and dough boys (flour and water boiled hard). The men would not eat salt mutton even when it was available. Supplies were very short as the expected ship had not arrived and on 14 August Hellyer wrote to Edward Curr the V.D.L. Company manager complaining of the arrangements for supplies for they were reduced to flour only and they could not work on that. On one occasion Hellyer went back in the 'long boat' to Circular Head for supplies and described the coast, a cavern, grass tree hearts which he found tasted like walnuts, and pieces of the wreck of the Dotterel (wrecked in March 1827 off Port Dalrymple) which they found. At Circular Head he obtained stores from Mr White, paint from Mr Watson arid medicines from Dr. McNab. He noted that the sheep had foot rot, that the freemen [of the Company ] had been on strike owing to the lack of supplies and that ten of the Company's servants, including the prisoner White, had drowned since March.

Henry Hellyer

Henry Lewis Garrett : Degree of Associate of Arts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C8
  • Collection
  • 1863

Diploma of degree of Associate of Arts awarded to Henry Lewis Garrett of Hobart Town, who passed in English, Latin(with credit and prize) Greek, French (with credit) and pure mathematics and was placed in the second class Signed by H. Officer, president of the Tasmanian Council of Education. Seal of Tasmanian Council of Education 1859, red wax, lozenge shaped, backed paper: open book "Floreat Tasmania' on diamond pattern, in tin (separate from document). Diploma has decorative border of oak Leaves and acorns designed by Henry Hunter and engraved by Alfred Bock.

Henry Lewis Garrett

Herbert C. Tapping Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC T10
  • Collection
  • 1906-1919

Collection consists of correcpondene, accounts and photographic images relating to the Tapping family

Herbert Caleb Tapping

High School of Hobart Town

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H8
  • Collection
  • 1849-1859

Collection consists of reports of council and an annual report.

John Lillie

High School of Hobart Town : ledger book

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX11
  • Collection
  • 1850-51

Leather bound folio ledger book dated 1850-1851. Accounts for tuition, textbooks (sometimes named), stationery and extras, each account headed by the name of the parent noting place of residence and whether a shareholder. At the back of the volume are quarterly abstracts of accounts and accounts of fees for evening classes in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy including a list of names of those attending

John Lillie

History of Photography : Lantern slides

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX28
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Collection consists of miscellaneous glass lantern slides and negatives, to illustrate the history of Photography

Hobart Chamber of Commerce

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H3
  • Collection
  • 1851-1984

Collection consists of one folio leather bound minute book and other material relating to the Chamber of Commerce including annual reports and handbooks and directories.
Minutes are incomplete, but annual reports or annual handbooks are complete from 1910 -1984.

Hobart Chamber of Commerce

Hobart Regatta programmes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC R10
  • Collection
  • 1899-1941

Collection consists of four regatta programmes printed on 'satin'. May be silk with a fringed border. The programs details various rowing and sailing events. One Hobart Regatta programme and three Royal Hobart Regatta Programs as the regatta of 6 February 1934 was the first to be called the Royal Hobart Regatta, the title being conferred by King George V.

Royal Hobart Regatta Association

Hobart Town Council Lighting Committee Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H9
  • Collection
  • 1858

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

Henry Propsting

Housekeeping accounts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX24
  • Collection
  • 1939-1974

Housekeeping accounts kept by a Hobart housewife with a husband and four daughters . The mother had attended the Zerco Business School in Hobart after leaving school and, no doubt because of her training, kept careful, detailed accounts of all minor cash payments for housekeeping expenses. These accounts were entered in octavo cash books or diaries and include details of each purchase or expense, totalled at the end of each page. Cash payments included groceries, meat, vegetables, fruit, bread, milk and also occasional minor expenses
such as "shirts", "clinic", gas, cleaner, shoes, shoe repair, sweets, tram fares and later petrol, creche, nappies. There were occasional treats such as cake, pictures
[movies], theatre, ices, "solo losses", tennis, and incidentals such as raffle tickets, church magazine, Sunday School magazine, chiropodist. The accounts only record small cash payments, possibly from a housekeeping allowance, and not major expenses such as house rates, rent or repairs, insurance, clothing or household furnishing, school or medical expenses. They are, however, a useful record of the cost of basic foods.

Hull Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC H11
  • Collection
  • 1877-1895

The papers consist of letters to Hugh from his fiancee, family and friends, bills and papers relating to debts and some papers relating to the sale of a plot of land in Glenorchy. There are three items only of Hugh's father - all relating to the Southern Tasmanian Rifle Association.

Hugh Synnot Hull

Illuminated address presented by the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club to Leonard Rodway C.M.G.

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C18
  • Collection
  • 1919?

Collection consists of a large ornately framed hand illustrated document. Illuminated address presented by the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club to Leonard Rodway C.M.G., expressing gratification at the honour conferred on him by the King, and also expressing the Club's thanks for his many services in the past as one of the founders, having also filled the presidential chair for several terms.
Address is signed by Chairman: W.H. Clemes, Vice-Chairman: G.H. Hardy, Secretary: Clive E. Lord, Treasurer: R.A. Black, Members of Committee: J.H. Gould, T. Thomson Flynn, C. Cole & S.H. Grueber
Document is not dated but Rodman received the CMG in 1917 and Clive Lord and R.A. Black listed as secretary and treasurer on the document served together until 1919. Rodway was made a Life Member of the Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club in 1927

Leonard Rodway

J. Paterson & Son Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC P2
  • Collection
  • 1904-1905

Collection consists of papers relating to a case in the Small Debts Court over costs of repairs to the engines of SS. Waldemar brought by Capt. Williams, and probably came from the solicitor in the case.

J. Paterson & Sons

James Bayly Watchorn Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC L11
  • Collection
  • 1918-1943

Collection consists of copies of letters of James Bayley 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 people he met and include descriptions of the countries where he was stationed - Rhodesia where he trained, U.K. and West Africa - although he discreetly avoided reference to the war or his flying duties. He had been educated at Hutchins School and did the first year of his law course at Tasmania University before enlisting.
War souveniers, Somme 'message maps' 1918
Small sections of maps of the Somme district, France, showing trenches, etc, with message forms on the back and a note (ms.) on one: 'the sector attacked by 27th U.S.A Division and 3rd Australian Divisionn on 29 Sept. 18', and photographic copy of the Accroche Wood sector.

James Bayly Watchorn

James Harold Patterson Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC P4
  • Collection
  • 1901-1914

Collection consists of xerox copies of letters written by James Patterson to his mother also a diary in the form of a letter as it was sent to his mother whenever it was possible to post letters describing his experiences while on active service.

James Harold Patterson

James Laughton Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC L12
  • Collection
  • 1891

Collection consists of Reference to index of Book 3. Poetry, 1891,Translation from Horace to Chloris: Ode XV - 'Thou of poor Ibycus the wife'.

James Laughton

James (Philosopher) Smith Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S5
  • Collection
  • 1875-1898

Collection consists of copies of a diary, letters and official documents relating to James Smith.

James (Philosopher) Smith

John Cockburn: Miscellaneous legal documents

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C6
  • Collection
  • 1772-1773

Collection consists of a collection of miscellaneous legal documents relating to the property of John Cockburn, Berwick on Tweed, United Kingdom

John Cockburn

John Coverdale : obituary

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC X8
  • Collection
  • 1896

Hand written obituary of Dr. John Coverdale 1814-1896, author unknown, entitled "Death of Dr. J Coverdale, a Colonist of 60 years" an abridged version appeared in the Mercury, Wednesday 24 June 1896.

John Coverdale

John H Fisher Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC F1
  • Collection
  • 1842-1845

Collection consists of five letters from a Quaker, John H. Fisher, in Hobart to his brothers, Reuben A Fisher and Thomas W.Fisher in Cork, Ireland.
John Fisher asked for news of his family, mentioning particularly his sisters May, Susanna and Margaret, Uncle John, cousins and friends and the other apprentices and he inquired if brother Thomas was still apprenticed to Henry Morris. His past misfortune was his own fault and he did not expect friend Thomas Harvey to forgive him (F.1/2) and he wanted to know if the Friends Society had disowned him and how people he owed money to felt (F.1/4). He had not been much to the Friends Meeting House in Hobart -- it was very different from home (F.1/3). Fisher had been in Port Philip and went into the bush but had an accident crossing the Goulburn River when a bullock dray ran over his legs and broke his thigh. In Hobart Isaac got him a job as overseer to David Lord but he was the only free person employed. Now he was working with Isaac who was teaching him hat making (1843 F.1 /2) but in 1845 he wrote that hats could be imported more cheaply and Isaac was fell mongering - getting up wool for the English market (F.1/4). There was a depression in Hobart but his life was comfortable. Hobart had 4 insurance offices, 4 churches (2 English, 2 Scotch), a Catholic chapel, 4 dissenting houses and a Friends Meeting House. In his last letter, dated 11 November 1845, John Fisher says he is thinking of
trying for Californian gold. One letter was later endorsed with a letter from A. Fisher to Thomas dated 31 . 12 . 1894 from Dymond City, N.C., enclosing the letters from their brother John and commenting on A.F.'s good life in the U.S.A., news of his children and his
farm on which he still led an active life although both he and Thomas had "passed the three score and ten"

John H. Fisher

John Henry O'Neil Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC O1
  • Collection
  • 1921-1970

Collection consists of correspondence, press cuttings and photographs relating to John Henry O'Neil's work.

John Henry O'Neil

John Reynolds Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX17
  • Collection
  • 1927-1981

Collection consists of diaries, mining and business correspondence, historical studies and biographies, and miscellaneous items

John Reynolds

John William Hadden Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C20
  • Collection
  • 1856-1982

Material relating to John William Hadden's medical career consisting mainly of degrees, diplomas and certificates, also Hadden Fammily genealogy

John William Hadden

John Wilson & Sons Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W6
  • Collection
  • 1848-1949

Collection consists of correspondence, letter books, diaries, notebooks and photographs relating to John Wilson & Sons boatbuilders.

John Wilson

John Woods promissory notes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W12
  • Collection
  • 1823-1825

Collection consists of four small handwritten notes. Agreements by John Wood to pay Kemp & Co. various sums at a later date.

John Wood

Johnstone & Wilmot Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC J2
  • Collection
  • 1841-1939

The papers of William Johnstone consists a copy of his diary of the voyage to Launceston on board the "Arab" November 1841 - March 1842 and of material in relation to the business of Johnstone & Wilmot, general merchant, importer of wines, spirits & cigars established in Launceston in 1842

William Johnstone

Joseph Benson Mather Correspondence

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX20
  • Collection
  • 1862-1881

The bulk of the correspondence consists of Francis Cotton's letters to Joseph Benson Mather, and some other correspondence from members of the Society of Friends (Quakers), family and a few business correspondents also a few letters addressed to Joseph Benson Mather’s children.

Joseph Benson Mather

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