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Public Works : bridges, roads, railways

Series of articles or letters to newspapers on "Public Works" relating to the New Norfolk Bridge (1874), roads and road trusts, Derwent Valley Railway and bridge (1883-6), railway extension (1889) (typescript, 20 p.)

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

The Referendum

Articles on referenda, particularly the effect on wages, prices and industry (typescript, 14 p., draft and corrected typescript).

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Trade mission to Canada

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to W.E.S. as Commissioner on a Trade mission to Canada with regard to fruit, tanning bark, and skins from Tasmania and agricultural machinery, motor engines etc. from Canada.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Australian Natives' Association

Correspondence: Australian Natives' Association 1911, 1916. Meetings; committee to consider means of arousing public interest in the timber trade (1911); congratulations on William Ebenezer Shoobridge's election as M.H.A. (5 documents)

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Social and industrial

Articles and notes on social and industrial topics, such as ideals, the meaning of socialism, Saturday half holiday, power of churches, gambling, housing.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Forestry and Timber

Articles and notes on Tasmanian forest and timber resources, including: conservation, paper making, firewood, the relation of forests to water supply, wood distillation, forest fires, report of address by W.E.S. to the Australian Natives Association (November 1910 see also Australian Natives' Association: arousing public interest in timber industry August 1911, S.3/56), paper by L. Rodway "Afforestation: the moral for Tasmania" written for the Forest League (1913).

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

War and peace

Articles on financing the war, effects of war on industry and standard of living, notice of "Peace Celebration" in Bushy Park Hall 1919.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Correspondence

Correspondence dated 1919 to 1920 regarding; Introductions for Bushy Park Manager to California State Insectary, Messrs Clemens, Horst & Co. concerning hop picking machines, and American Blower Co. (1920); Cadbury Bros: local milk supplies (1920); Upper Derwent Farm & Garden Society - advertisement.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

National Guilds

Articles on wages systems and the English suggestion for the establishment of National Guilds as explained by S.G. Hobson.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Correspondence

Public halls (1919); copies of letters to newspapers concerning copies of evidence William Ebenezer Shoobridge. gave before the Public Works Committee (1920); redefinition of municipalities (1920).

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Reconstruction and After the War

Articles and notes on "Reconstruction", including: municipal failures, federal and state government, individual and collectivism, after the war, Russia, loan for Europe, finance, etc., labour.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

"Democracy and the War"

Series of articles, including some originally written between 1891 and 1911, on "Democracy and the War" relating to economics, capital growth and division of wealth, unemployment, housing, control of industry and strikes, labour and government by labour (typescript, 184 p.)

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Keynes' Economics and Peace

Articles on Keynes' economics and the peace treaty, and notes from studies by John Maynard Keynes, A.G. Gardner, Sir Ian Hamilton (The Armistice), Prof. Meredith Atkinson.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Health and hospitals

Notes on "Hospitals and the State" (Napier Burnett, 1919); health and smoke (ventiliation); article for Mercury on "The Public Hospital" (1931).

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Religion

"God is a spirit", "Duty of the Church" (1920), "Christianity and unemployment" (1933) (tyepscript)

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Miscellaneous advertisements and printed material

Including: Thomas Tyson of Melbourne: agricultural and mill machinery (1878); "Granny's household hints" (Sunset Drug Co. Sydney); Carry On No. 1 July 1925 issued by the Commonwealth Treasury (war loans and reinvestments). [The Wayfarer, a record of Quaker life and work, U.K., July, August 1925 transferred to Library]

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Biography

Copy of a biography of William Ebenezer Shoobridge published in serial form in the Examiner under the heading "Tasmanian Industries". It deals especially with his work in irrigating the hopfields on the Valleyfield and Bushy Park estates and later the orchards, the installation in 1908 of a hydro-electric plant for lighting and small electric appliances on the estate driven originally by an iron water wheel but later by a turbine, and his interest in the development of Hydro Electric Power in Tasmania and the first Hydro Electric Power station at Waddamana and the proposal for a Hydro-Electric Commission for Tasmania. It also refers to William Ebenezer Shoobridge's work in the development of orchard irrigation, pruning of fruit trees, export of apples and the Saaz drying process for hops and its use for drying or curing of lemons and other fruit (part 5, pages 10-11 missing). Also copy of brief biographical details sent to the Advocate.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Tobacco

Tobacco growing in Tasmania: letter to Premier of Tasmania, John C. McPhee suggesting the growing of tobacco and notes.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Correspondence

Papers relating to W.E. Shoobridge's interest in the development of hydro-electric power and the use of water conserved for H.E.P. for irrigation and in possible schemes for the Upper Derwent and other districts. Correspondence with Government ministers and with H.G. Rashbacher, Consulting Engineer U.S.A. (1913-1924); Samuel Fortier of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (1916-1924); the H.E.P. Commission of Ontario, Canada (1919-1924); the Westinghouse Co.; Electrolytic Zinc Co. (1917); the Aluminium Co. of America (1918); Wardens of Huon, Fingal, etc. (1919), and an introduction for the Bushy Park Manager to the Closer Settlement Board of California for information on irrigation, hydro-electric power and closer settlement (1920).

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Sugar Beet

Statement copied from Mercury of yields of sugar beet tried in 1896, papers and letters to press, 1919-1920 & 1931-1932 relating to the sugar industry in Tasmania.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Correspondence

Correspondence dated 1919-1920, relating to the fruit industry, including the Saaz Drying Process, and lemon curing.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Fruitgrowers: miscellaneous papers

Miscellaneous (mainly printed) papers, including: resolutions of Fruitgrowers' Conference 1917 and manuscript notes (1917), wages in the fruit industry, list of Central Fruit Committee, Sir Henry Jones in London - meeting with fruit importers, reports of Australasian fruit market, annual report of State Fruit Advisory Board 1932.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Articles

Copies of articles for newspapers etc. and notes and extracts from other studies, including: "Water power in the west" (1896), notes on water power in Ontario, Sweden, Russia etc., use of water in Tasmania, power, irrigation and closer settlement (see also soldier settlement S3/26), flood prevention, Hobart and Launceston water supplies, need for a Commission, etc. (Typescript copies)

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Economy and wealth

Letters to press and articles on accumulation of capital wealth, white Australia and labour, cost of living, trade and industry (1912), benefits of spending (1913-15), progress or stagnation (1916), purchasing power of wages (1918), capitalism (1919), nationalisation, unemployment (1919), coal prices, wages, strikes, wages and production (1920), industrial democracy (1920), immigration (1920), "Bible laws and peace" (1920), strikes, labour and capitalism (1921), production and unemployment etc. (1931-35) usury (1932).

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

William Ebenezer Shoobridge Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S3
  • Collection
  • 1872-1935

Collection consists of newspaper articles, letters and papers of William Ebenezer Shoobridge relating to agriculture, economics, socialism and politics.

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Fruit industry: Press articles

Articles and reports, including: "marketing of fruit" read to Agricultural Conference, Launceston 16 June 1911, lemon curing (1911-1912), co-operation (1913), packing sheds (1913), fruit export (1913), fruit pickers' wages (1916), apples in England (1929), organisation of fruitgrowers, storage of apples (1931-1932), carriage of apples (1932-1933), fruit drying methods, lemon production (1932).

William Ebenezer Shoobridge

Political articles - miscellaneous

Articles or letters to the press on political subjects, including local self government (1872), elections and the franchise, state politics, farmers' outlook (1912), labour, women in politics (1915), Labour Party, power of the state (1918), prime minister or president (1921), government (1935).

William Ebenezer Shoobridge