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Margaret Sturge Watts Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2017/1
  • Collection
  • 1906

Papers of Margaret Sturge Watts include photo albums of relief work in Central Europe after World War I, an autograph album, visitors books, journals, an unpublished autobiography, newspaper cuttings and miscellaneous items including the notification and congratulatory letters for Margaret Watts' MBE in 1957 for her work in the 'assimiliation of new settlers.'

Margaret Sturge Watts

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

The unpublished memoir of Sir Patrick Abercrombie

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2017/4
  • Collection
  • c1939

The unpublished memoirs of Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie, an English town planner, best known for the post-Second World War re-planning of London

Patrick Abercrombie

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

Heraldic shield

Mounted wooden wall shield from A W Crisp & Co., 16 King's Parade, Cambridge. Unidentified. Four lions on red background

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Latin motto

Framed Latin motto "Virtute experiamur" (Let courage be thy test). Unidentified. Red and white shield with image of Viking ship, with 'Mr. G.T.J. Wilson' under.

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Razor

Straight razor with black bakelite handle, engraved "Bengall". Cadman & Sons, Sheffield, England. In cardboard container 16.5 x 3 cm

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard 1958

Leadless pewter tankard, engraved 'To George Wilson. From History III B 1958'. Made by Silcraft Pty. Ltd., Melbourne

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard 1952

Silver plated tankard, inscribed 'T.U.R.U.F.C., G.Wilson, in appreciation 1952'. On the base: Perfection E.P.N.S. A1

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard 1966

Leadless pewter tankard, inscribed 'In appreciation T.U.R.U.F.C. 1966'. "Huntly", Silcraft Pty. Ltd., Melbourne

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard 1967

Lead free Kirra pewter tankard, inscribed 'To the Guru from the 1967 Disciples'. Made by Pewter Products P/L, Melbourne, Australia

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard 1968

Super fine lead less pewter tankard, inscribed 'Presented to Mr George Wilson, Coach, by University Under 19 Premiers 1968'. Inscription on base: 'Good on you "George!" "Lang may your lum reek" (Scottish, literally translates to "Long may your chimney smoke!", signifying "may you live long"). Huntly. Made in Australia by Silcraft Pty. Ltd., Melbourne

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Presentation bucket

Silver plated presentation bucket, inscribed 'The George Wilson Award for outstanding service to the Tasmanian Rugby Union. Presented on behalf of Australian Universities Rugby men by R.A.O. Martin and R.L. Newman as a token of the esteem and affection held for George Wilson over the period 1947-1975. Hobart Tasmania March 1975' On base: Kenson EP A1

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard

Leadless pewter tankard, with inscription 'T.U.R.U.F.C., Presented to George Wilson, in appreciation'. Huntly, Sllcraft Pty. Ltd., Melbourne

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Bottle of wine

Green bottle of red wine, with cork in. Label reads: 'University Rugby Club Red 1986. George Wilson, the Club patron, with black and white photo, 1983 under. Cabernet Sauvignon. An elegant red for the true red man and Club supporter, eminently suitable for imminent consumption or short term cellaring

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Trophy urn

Silver plated trophy urn, inscribed 'S.T.R.U. First Premiers, Tasmanian University Rugby Club 1934'

M. P.Crisp (Capt)
J. M. Crisp
F. C. Mitchell
H. O. Westbrook
A. B. Hunt
K. O. Shatwell
I. Paull
J. McGrath
P. Unwin
H. M. Nicholls
J. E. Mullen
D. Anderson
J. McG. Hood
B. J. B. Morris

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Tankard 1948

Sheffield pewter tankard, inscribed 'G. Wilson, Presented by T.U.R.C. 1948'. Made in England, Manor 2132

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Ralph Middenway Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2019/2
  • Collection
  • ADD dates from index (Creation)

Collection consists of 12 unaccessioned boxes

Ralph Middenway

Interview - part one

Part one of an interview with Peter Jones by Ben Ross from the Oralhistorycompany.com . Recorded February 21st 2019

Peter D Jones

Interview - part two

Part two of an interview with Peter Jones by Ben Ross from the Oralhistorycompany.com . Recorded March 7th 2019

Peter D Jones

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

George Cartland Collection

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

Collection consists of letters, map and obituaries .

George Cartland

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

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

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

Degree of Associate of Arts

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. Diploma has decorative border of oak leaves and acorns designed by Henry Hunter and engraved by Alfred Bock.

Henry Lewis Garrett

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

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

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

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

Tasmanian parliamentarians

Draft introduction and biographies of Tasmanian Parliamentarians: William Robert Giblin, Lyndhurst Falkinder Giblin, Sir Richard Dry of Quamby, James Milne Wilson, James Whyte, Charles Meredith, Francis Villeneuve Smith, Frederick Maitland Innes, Thomas Daniel Chapman of Sunnyside (1815-1884), Alfred Kennerley (d.1897 age 88) and William Lodewyk Crowther.

John Reynolds

Extracts of officers' logs: part 1

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, 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;

Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne

Extracts of officers' logs: part 2

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, 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, Marine 4 JJ, 192, no. 19, pp. 1, 12-18

Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne

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

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

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

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

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

Knopwood Sermons

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC K1
  • Collection
  • 1801-1829

Manuscripts of sermons preached by Rev. Knopwood in Tasmania dated 1801 - 1829

Robert Knopwood

On the love of our country

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitles "On the love of our country"
Preached before the Honble Allen Hyde Gardner Cap HM ship Resolution of [illegible] – June 1801, Camp Sullivan Cove Van Diemen’s Land May 13 - 1804
137 Psalm – 5 verse If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

Robert Knopwood

Funeral of Princess Charlotte

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitled "Funeral sermon on H.R.H the Princess Charlotte of Wales"

Robert Knopwood

Death of George III

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitled "A sermon on the occasion of the death of his late majesty George the Third of blessed memory, preached at Hobart Town V.D. Land on Sunday the 17th September 1820"

Robert Knopwood

A "condemned" sermon

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitled “ A Condemned Sermon, Repentance and Conversion” 27th April 1821

Robert Knopwood

The state of the departed

Manuscript of sermon preached by Rev. Knopwood entitles "The state of the departed", 6th December 1829

Robert Knopwood

Leake Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC L1
  • Collection
  • 1801-1932

Collection consists of some of the papers of John Leake (1780-1865) of Rosedale, near Campbell Town, pastoralist, justice of the peace, member of the Legislative Council and a former merchant of Hull and Hamburg, who settled with his family near Campbell Town, Tasmania, in 1823, and of his family, including his youngest son Charles Henry Leake (1819-1889) whose heirs inherited Rosedale.

John Leake

Letter: 16 March

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge, dated Friday 16 March 18?? regarding the price that the sheep fetched at Spencers Gulf

John Leake

Letter: 15 December 1838

Letter written by William Wood from Hawkridge, dated Friday 15 December 1838 regarding a loan of three hundred pounds for wheat

John Leake

Note: 2 June 1840

Handwritten promissory note signed by William Wood, Hawksridge, dated 2 June 1840 for the sum of one hundred pounds, due September 5. Stamped in black ink The Commercial Bank Launceston No. 16138

John Leake

Note: 10 June 1838

Handwritten promissory note signed by William Wood, Hawksridge, dated 2 June 1840 for the sum of one hundred pounds, due September 5. Stamped in black ink The Commercial Bank Launceston No. 16137

John Leake

Note: 10 June 1838

Handwritten promissory note signed by William Wood, Hawksridge, dated 2 June 1840 for the sum of one hundred pounds, due September 6. Stamped in black ink The Commercial Bank Launceston No. 16613

John Leake

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