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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

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

Miscellaneous deed

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC X7
  • Collection
  • 1681

Parchment document, photographic copy and transcription of the final concord made between (1) Francis Bent & Richard Philips, complainants & (2) Elitzur Stockton, Joseph Flude, Nicholas Smith and William Bishop, deforciants, confirming grant to the first parties of 20 acres of land, etc., in Cosby, Little Thorpe, Dunton Basset and Gilmorton [Co. Leicestershire, UK].
A fine of lands, also called a final concord, or simply a fine, was a species of property conveyance which existed in England (and later in Wales) from at least the 12th century until its abolition in 1833 by the Fines and Recoveries Act. The advantage of obtaining title to property through a fine (as opposed to, for example, a simple feoffment or deed of gift) was that it provided the transaction with the additional legal authority of a royal or court judgment and ensured that a record of the conveyance would be preserved among the court archives.

Francis Bent

Miscellaneous memoranda & circulars

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC X3
  • Collection
  • 1866

Governor's memoranda & circulars, signed by J.W. Agnew (cost of shipping), C. Gellebrand (constitution and electoral acts), George C. Strahan (printed) Governor's leave of absence. Also envelope address to Walter Harrison containing: Photograph of Natural History Museum, London; photograph of Sir William Crowther standing next to a memorial, Highfield, Circular Head (1967); colour photograph of portrait (? Mrs Crowther)

James Willson Agnew

Notes on Aborigines

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC X2
  • Collection
  • 1869-1950

Collection consists of booklets and and photocopies relating to Tasmanian Aborigines

Miscellaneous Items Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC X13
  • Collection
  • 1816-1975

Collection consists of miscellaneous letters and documents, including the Will of Ronald C Gunn (1879); copy of a letter from Henry Hellyer to Edward Curr describing a journey and the discovery of River Mackintosh and Eldon Range(1828); genealogy of John Lyne made by WL May (1919); copies of letters of depositions relating to theft from estate of William Mawle; copies of letters from letter book of Philip Oakden, founder of the Union Bank, Launceston and extracts from letters of William Parramore who settled in VDL in 1823.

Walker Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W9
  • Collection
  • 1820-1913

The papers consist mainly of family correspondence of G.W. Walker and his children and a few diaries and miscellaneous papers. James B. Walker's letters to his sisters, particularly letters to Mary Augusta while she was over seas are especially descriptive of his activities and of Hobart life. Mary Walkers' letters from London describe her life as a student in London and her correspondence with friends met then contain references to artists, especially women painters and sculptors.

George Washington Walker

Rev. Frederick A. Woods Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W8
  • Collection
  • 1915-1944

Collection consists of poetry, notes and photographs relating to Rev. Frederick A. Woods and his family.

Frederick Alfred Woods

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

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

William Walker - Miscellaneous Notes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W3
  • Collection
  • c1930

Collection consists of miscellaneous notes, by William Walker (1861-1933) on various topics, including ships, public houses, obituaries, rare tracts, written in small cramped handwriting in pocket notebooks.

William Walker

T. R. G. Williams Photograph Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W2
  • Collection
  • c1900

Collection consists of photographs of the Scotsdale area, Tasmania. Most of these photographs of Scottsdale and district in the early 1900s were published as postcards with the imprint: Real photograph by T.R.G. Williams, Ararat", but two of the Scottsdale Waterworks with post mark date 1907 (1 O & 11) are stamped: T.R.G. Williams, photographer, Scottsdale. A handcoloured postcard by "Wynphotoprint" is also included in the collection.

Thomas G. R. Williams

Waldie Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W17
  • Collection
  • 1857-1884

Collection consists of photocopies of three letters and two pamphlets bound into four volumes. The family papers remain in the possession of the family and include diaries and work notebooks of John Waldie, jun. c.1854-1896; agreements over timber and land, accounts and receipts 1856-1892, letter from W.C.Blyth 1869, letter to his mother 184S, letters from John Waldie senior 1822, 1832, 1833 and letters to Delia Waldie from Mary Quinn 1883.

John Waldie

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

Journal of William Richard Wade

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W15
  • Collection
  • 1834-1871

Copy of The Journal of William R Wade, missionary, New Zealand, 1834-1839. Presented by his son Thomas N Wade to Leonard Wade and his wife Dora I Wade, Brighton, July 1917.

Journal commences 18th June 1834 at the beginning of a voyage to New South Wales and on to the Bay of Islands New Zealand. Continues unbroken to September 1836. Resumes with Journey to the Waikato, Rotorua etc. January to April 1838, Visit to the Reinga &c. March to April 1839. Final entry (one page) April 25, 1871

William Richard Wade

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

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

Maconochie : Convict System

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC W10
  • Collection
  • 1837

Consists of a copy of Alexander Maconochie's report on convict discipline made by George Washington Walker and sent by him to Margaret Bragg, in a volume titled: "Original Essays on convict discipline by Capt. Alexander Maconochie R.N. 1837 with some letters etc in further illustration of the same subject by James Backhouse and George W. Walker 1837".
Contents include Maconochies's report to Sir John Franklin, further observations, summary of papers addressed to British Government, Dr. Turnbull's objections to changes in convict discipline and observations by James Backhouse and George Washington Walker and index. The volume is in George Washington Walker’s handwriting.
At the front is a note on the origin of the manuscript and its presentation to Friends' School by descendants of Margaret Bragg, Roger Clark and John Bright Clark who visited the School in 1898.

Alexander Maconochie

Van Diemen's Land Company : annual reports

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC V1
  • Collection
  • 1827-1964

Collection consists of copies of the Van Diemen's Land Company annual report 1827-1964 made to the yearly meeting held at the Company's offices, London.
Held from second report 1827, printed.
Some reports include maps:
• 1833 Map of north West quarter, with proposals for tenants.
• 1844 Plan of Circular Head by John Cannon Stanley, Circular Head by John Lee Archer
• Forest Farms at Circular Head, showing tenants names, by John Lee Archer & N Kentish, 1842.
• Also 105 printed pamphlets. - 1827, 1831-1850, 1852,1854-1855,1857-1861,1863, 1866, 1868-1892, 1894-1898, 1900-1909, 1911-1920, 1923,-1964

Van Diemen's Land Company

Library promotional video

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UT558
  • Collection
  • 1981

Consists of one Library promotional video made in 1981, VHS cassette recording, 6.5 minutes. Script by Mary Howard and Peter Cohen, narrated by Meg Taylor, camera work by Michael Knott, Ross James and Eve Pettit, technical director Brian Rieusset, programme director Eve Pettit. Originally recorded on Umatic cassette for continuous playing over 1 hour, copied on to VHS by Brian Rieusset July, 1993, for University Archives (two showings over 15 minutes). Reformated to DVD in 2017. Includes typed copy of script.

University of Tasmania Library

Guiler Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UT547
  • Collection
  • 1953-1978

Collection consists of Thylacine Expedition 8 mm films, and notes on site locations etc. collected on location at Mt Nelson, Granville Harbour and Cape Portland , in Tasmania between 1953 and 1978 by Eric Guiler.
Reel 104 is an example of the films. All films are available for viewing at https://eprints.utas.edu.au/36113/

Eric Rowland Guiler

Arthur Gordon Lyne

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UT532
  • Collection
  • 1950-1974

Collection consists of certificate, degree diploma, photograph and miscellaneous papers

Arthur Gordon Lyne

Congratulatory Addresses

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UT519
  • Collection
  • 1990

Congratulatory Addresses for the University's Centenary in 1990, mostly illuminated and mounted, from universities in Australia and New Zealand and also from the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

University of Tasmania

Pictorial History of Sandy Bay Campus Buildings

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UT460
  • Collection
  • 1948-1970

The photographs show the University Campus at Sandy Bay during the construction of the buildings on the site.

University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania Roll Book of Graduates

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UT406
  • Collection
  • 1890-1970

The two volumes of the green leather-bound, gold-embossed University of Tasmania roll books list University of Tasmania graduates conferred since the university's formation in 1890 until 1970. In the first few decades it also includes graduates from other universities in the Empire whose degrees were conferred at the University of Tasmania as ad eundem gradum degrees. The first graduates were conferred on 25 June 1890. The first University of Tasmania graduate was Samuel Picken and his degree was conferred 21 December 1894. The first University of Tasmania female graduate was Miss Eliza Wilson and her degree was conferred on 23 December 1896. Please note: the index to this volume appears to be incomplete. We will be working to rectify this over time. Please check the entries for the year.

University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania Charter

  • UT377
  • Collection
  • 1899-1915

Documents relating to the University of Tasmania Charter

University of Tasmania

McDonell Watkyn Woods Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UT367
  • Collection
  • 1930-1934

A collection of photographs and memorabilia regarding the Tasmanian University Rifle Club and Student Union functions

McDonell Watkyn Woods

University Badge

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UT365
  • Collection
  • c1932

This badge, a smaller version of the cloth badge was probably a badge of the Tasmania University Union, and is based on the official Common Seal of the University, omitting the star and rose and the inscription, with the addition of a punning motto IN UNITATEM UNI.TAS, it also appears on the TUU magazine Platypus and may have been adopted in the 1920’s when the Union first sent teams to Inter-Varsity sports.
In April 1932 it was reported in Togatus that estimates had been received by the S.R.C. from a Melbourne firm for metal badges – ‘Mr Michells considered the Union did not need metal badges and would not be able to dispose of them. But Mr Smith’s motion that a hundred badges should be purchased at 1/6d was carried.”

University of Tasmania Library

History of the University of Tasmania Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UT352
  • Collection
  • 1885-1973

Documents and extracts relating to the history of the University of Tasmania, complied for the Centenary Committee.

University of Tasmania

Alexander Dudley McKay Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UT303
  • Collection
  • c1907-1909

Lecture notes in geology from lectures McKay attended as student at University of Tasmania. Alexander Dudley McKay graduated with a BSc. in 1909.

Alexander Dudley McKay

Appointment Indentures Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UT26
  • Collection
  • 1892-1932

Appointment Indentures for early University of Tasmania lecturers, 1892-1932, including some correspondence.

University of Tasmania

University Library Photographs

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UT112-11
  • Collection
  • 1952-1969

Collection consists of various black and white photographic views of the interior and of the staff of the University of Tasmania Library at Domain House, Hobart also at the Morris Miller Library, Sandy Bay

University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania Photograph Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UT-Ph
  • Collection
  • 1890-1980

Collection consists of glass plates, lantern slides, 35mm slides, prints and negatives of images relating to the history of the University of Tasmania some later images produced by the University photographer Fred Koolhof 1960-1980

University of Tasmania

University crest, medals and common seal

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UP75
  • Collection
  • c1900-1990

Collection cosists of various items and photographs relating to the University of Tasmania's crest, medals and common seal

University of Tasmania

Christ College Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC UA17
  • Collection
  • 1840-1947

Collection cosists of material relating to the foundation of the college, reports, accounts, students activities and the library.

University of Tasmania

Theatre Programmes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC T9
  • Collection
  • 1950-1968

Theatre Programmes dated 1950 - 1968, mainly Theatre Royal, Hobart, also concerts and exhibitions.

Tasmanian Society of Honorary Justices : Honour Board

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC T7
  • Collection
  • 2001

Three photographs of the Honour Board of Tasmanian Society of Honorary Justices, located in hallway (Elizabeth Street entrance) Hobart Town Hall. Honour Board presented to Society by Mr F. G. Shepherd, QPM, JP. Historical notes : 1922 - 1994 dates/names confirmed by joint Society and University of Tasmania (History Department) research of available public records.
Photo credit. Mr. P. Baker. 12 December, 2000.

Tasmanian Society of Honorary Justices

Tasmanian Caledonian Society Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC T5
  • Collection
  • 1948-1986

Collection consists of correspondence, accounts and annual reports of the Tasmanian Caledonian Society.

Tasmanian Caledonian Society

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

Tasmanian Biological Survey & Biological Club

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC T1
  • Collection
  • 1937-1983

Collection consists of minutes, correspondence and records and reports of the Tasmanian finding of an Australia wide biological survey conducted by Biological Club. A committee was established consisting of Pearson (chair); Prof. V V Hickman (University - Spiders); Dr 0 Martin (CSIRO- Botany); J W Evans (Dept. of Agriculture - Entomology); 0 Colbrum Pearson (Museum - as secretary).
Later others joined: Dr H Gordon (University - Botany); Prof. H N Barber (University - Botany); Mr L Miller (Dept. of Agriculture - Entomology) & Dr E Guiler (University - Mammals).

Tasmanian Biological Club

Richard Stickney Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S9
  • Collection
  • 1832-1835

Collection consists of family and legal correspondence and transcripts of letters

Richard Stickney

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

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

Thomas Sheehy Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S2
  • Collection
  • 1858-1906

Collection consists of business correspondence and case papers of Thomas Sheehy, solicitor, barrister and proctor of Collins Street,
Hobart.

Thomas Sheehy

William Sorell : Journal

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S17
  • Collection
  • 1823-1825

Collection consists of type written transcript of original diary of William Sorell Jnr. for the years 1823-1825.
In his journal Sorell made brief daily entries of his voyage out, his reception at Government House, the arrival of Lt. Governor Arthur, his new post as Registrar of the Supreme Court. The entries are brief but of particular interest are his references to the arrival of ships and his meeting officers and other people of note landing at Hobart. He makes occasional references to his work and cases in court and to Judge Pedder and his wife. Apart from his work Sorell's chief activities, as noted, were riding, walking, reading and dining with 'friends and officers of the Barracks and Convict Department. He attended church regularly on Sunday and mentions the arrival of an organ subscribed for by the in habitants (13, 14 April 1825). He took occasional shooting trips, mainly to the Coal River (Richmond). Most of the entries are, however, brief and lacking in detail or descriptive accounts as may be illustrated by his reference to a proposal to transfer the capital to Brighton: 'Meeting at Government House. Removal to Brighton in a large Meeting. I attended. I think the Lt. Governor has made up his mind upon the removal.' (19 May 1825)
Transcript of original diary of William Sorell Jnr. made by L. Rodda and P.S. King. ( 83 pages) Photocopy only now held. Also a typed name index to diary to diary - on catalogue cards made by L. Rodda.

William Sorell

Steel Manuscript

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S16
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Undated manuscript copy of an account of Falmouth, East Coast, Tasmania, entitled "Early Days at Falmouth" by R.W. Steel, "Gould's Country", 14 pages torn from small notebook.

R.W. Steel

Walter Stone & E. Morris Miller Correspondence

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S15
  • Collection
  • 1948-1964

Collection of correspondence between Walter Stone & E. Morris Miller regarding correspondence with Walter Stone (c1905- ), publisher and book collector of Sydney and publisher of 'Biblionews' , between 1948 and 1964 about book collecting and Australian literature. Letters include references to J.K. Morris (d. 1958) ,Henry Kendall and Rev. Thornton Reed's thesis on Kendall, Fred. Bloomfield, Roderick Quinn, C.J. Brennan, W.E. Fitzhenry (editor of The Bulletin ), M. Gilmour and to The Tasmanian, Launceston's first newspaper (9). Morris Miller sometimes enclosed copies of his letters to others, including J.K. Morris (1951), and there are also
letters from W.E. Fitzhenry of The Bulletin sent by Morris. Miller to Stone for his files. Photocopies of these letters are also held in the National Library, Canberra.

Walter William Stone

Miscellaneous Launceston Land Deeds

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S14
  • Collection
  • 1823-1854

Collection consists of miscellaneous documents from the office of Shields, Heritage, Stackhouse & Martin, solicitors of Launceston, mainly deeds of earlier solicitors Gleadow & Henty, etc., relating to land in the Launceston district, including property of Philip Oakden, Adam Beveridge, J. & W. Manifold and Robert Legge, etc., and claimed by R. Dry.

Gleadow & Henty Solicitors

Silk and Textile Printers Pty. Ltd.

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC S11
  • Collection
  • 1941-1952

The collection contains minutes of directors' and shareholders' meetings and annual reports of the company from 1941-1952. Chairman: C. Alcorso; Directors: O. Alcorso, J.T. Vinton Smith, E. Hearnshaw; Managing Director: P. Sonnino.

Silk and Textile Printers Pty. Ltd

The Royal Society of Tasmania: Northern Branch Records

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RSA/I
  • Collection
  • 1934-1980

Records of the Northern Branch of The Royal Society of Tasmania. Includes general correspondence and financial records, council papers, publications, lectures, excursions and other material

The Royal Society of Tasmania: Sections and Committees

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RSA/H
  • Collection
  • 1863-1927

Correspondence and other related material associated with Historical and Geographical Section, Physical, Mathematical & Chemical Section, Medical Section, Education Section, Anthropology Section and Botanical Section

The Royal Society of Tasmania: Library Accession Register

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RSA/G
  • Collection
  • 1848-1988

Collection consists of Library accession register's, record of individuals and institutions receiving copies of 'Papers & Proceedings' and other publications and other material relating to the library of The Royal Society of Tasmania

The Royal Society of Tasmania: Botanical Gardens

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RSA/E
  • Collection
  • 1845-1963

Collection consists of accounts for the sale of plants, receipted bills and detailed expenses, visitors books, work books, notebooks and administrative papers. See also entries in Council meeting minutes.

The Royal Society of Tasmania

The Royal Society of Tasmania: Financial Records

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RSA/D
  • Collection
  • 1856-1968

Financial records of The Royal Society of Tasmania. Includes ledger accounts, receipts and expenditure, audited balance statements etc.

  • The financial records are incomplete. Some references to the financing of sections may also be found under RSA/E (Botanical Gardens) RSA/F (Museum) and RSA/H (Sections and committees).

The Royal Society of Tasmania

The Royal Society of Tasmania: Correspondence

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RSA/B
  • Collection
  • 1847-1956

Correspondence and letterbooks of The Royal Society of Tasmania. Includes abstracts of letters sent by secretary and correspondence files by subject.

The Royal Society of Tasmania

James Kelly Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS99
  • Collection
  • 1834-1844

Written narrative of the discovery of Port Davey and Macquarie Harbour" and voyage round Tasmania by James Kelly in 1815-1816 (undated) also a collection of miscellaneous papers.

James Kelly

Military training

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS98
  • Collection
  • 1866-1867

"Notes taken in the Long Course" 1866 - 1867 :Notes on field artillery, construction of bridges, batteries, field kitchen, etc. with sketches, by Lt. William Vincent Legge (1846-1918)

William Vincent Legge

Seamen's Paybooks

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS97
  • Collection
  • 1862

Paybooks of two seamen: Dennis Dogherty of the ' Aurora ', page recording payments torn out, no date and John Clarke, of the 'Lady Kennaway' number 3099, 1862 - 31.12.1862. Booklets in a small metal protective case.

Dennis Dogherty

Royal Warrants

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS96
  • Collection
  • 1857-1870

Royal warrents of appointment of Francis Smith as attorney general and as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

Francis Smith

Giblin Letters

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS95
  • Collection
  • 1861-1901

Letter from Joseph Milligan, from London, to Thomas Giblin, dated 19 Jan. 1861 Refers to jewellery, Fingal gold, exhibitions, etc. also a letter from M.A. Giblin to Sir James Agnew enclosing the above letter. 25 April (1901)

Thomas Giblin

George Taylor

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS94
  • Collection
  • 1824

List of subscriptions dated 1824 for a piece of plate to be presented to Mr Taylor of Macquarie River for his conduct in resisting an attack upon his house by convicts from Macquarie Harbour. The subscriptions are noted in "dollars" (from $1 - $4). 43 names or signatures of settlers are entered.

George Taylor

Mining Report

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS93
  • Collection
  • 1905-1907

Notebook kept by Percy E. O. Carr while on a tour of Tasmanian tin and gold mines, c.1905, with additional
notes added in 1907

Percy E.O. Carr

Montagu-Stephens Dispute

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS92
  • Collection
  • 1842

Letters relating to the dispute between John Montagu and Alfred Stephens:

John Montagu

Gatehouse Family

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS91
  • Collection
  • 1856-1857

Two parchment deeds dated 1856 & 1857 regarding a deed of trust and a lease

Alfred James Gatehouse

Belbin Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS90
  • Collection
  • 1808-1843

Small memorandum book in leather pocket book with enclosed documents.

James Belbin

Derwent Bank and Swanston Letterbooks

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS9
  • Collection
  • 1827-1854

Collection consists of letter books of the Derwent Bank also the private letter books of Charles Swanston

Charles Swanston

Armed Forces

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS89
  • Collection
  • 1909-1910

Scrap book of news clippings dated 1909 to 1910 relating to defence and armed forces.

Largebaan & Kenmore Estates

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS88
  • Collection
  • 1822-1831

Estate accounts dated June 1822 to 31 December 1831. Day book recording daily notes of work and expenditure relating to the Largebaan (Largiebann) estate, which merged on 26 May 1827 with the Kenmore property (Macquarie Plains, Upper Derwent).

It includes such notes as: 'brought in yesterday from Mr. Parkers, 4 MB wethers, of which killed and sent to Mr Spodes one W. 40t lb (Nov. 1825); 'R. Mather dr. to Lar~ebaan £12 • 12 ' (Feb. 1825); 'Commenced ploughing' (21 Feb. 1825); sent Mr Knopwood a sucking pig on 18th' (21 Feb. 1325); Also sundries, such as boots, 2 doz cups & saucers, 1 sheep shears at 6/-, 2 pairs shoes for Mrs Ballantine, Charles Burns a pocket knife' (sums of money were not always entered).
Also references to 'constableship'.

At the back of the volume were entered journals of sheep owned by various people, including: James Robertson, Miss H. Ballentine, Miss H. P. Ballentine, Joseph Ballentine, Nelly Miller; noting marks, numbers of lambs, ewes, (gifts from D.B., Mr Downie & others).

This volume was probably kept by Duncan Ballantine, chief district
constable and pound keeper at New Norfolk, who received a grant of land in the Derwent Valley above New Norfolk.

Duncan Ballantine

Scrapbook of Theatre programmes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS87
  • Collection
  • 1949-1959

Scrapbook of Theatre programmes - news clippings dated 1949 - 1959. News clippings relating to the reconstruction of the Theatre Royal, programmes for plays, concerts, etc.
'The Theatre Royal: a brief history' 1837 - 1948, collected by Mrs. Olive Burns, at one time acting president of the Hobart Repertory Theatre.

Olive Burn

Waterhouse Trading

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS86
  • Collection
  • 1847-1850

Business letter book dated 16 August 1847 to 9 September 1850 of John Thomas Waterhouse, general trader and shipowner of Hobart. The letters are addressed to traders, agents in mainland ports and relate to cargoes of all kinds, including provisions, spirits etc.
In Wood's Royal Kalendar of 1849 - J. T. Waterhouse, shipping agent is listed as owning 6 ships (John Bull, Scout, Timbo, Triton, Waterlily and Maguasha)

John Thomas Waterhouse

Log book of Ships

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS85
  • Collection
  • 1812-1815

Log book 1812 - 1815. Log of ships 'Borneo' (1812-Apr. 1813), Frederick (1813-1814), brig 'Mary & Sally (1814 - 1815) on voyages between Calcutta, Mauritius and V.D.L.
Includes a water colour sketch of Escapelly on the coast near Madras, and navigational diagrams.

Log book of the schooner "Lavinia"

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS84
  • Collection
  • 1872-1873

Log book of the schooner 'Lavinia' on a voyage from Sydney to the Solomon Islands, August 1872 to July 1873

Neil Brodie

Shipping Insurance

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS83
  • Collection
  • 1857-1860

Insurance averages dated 1857 to 1860
Notes on averages for insurance of ships and cargoes, made by Thomas May Evans, including accounts of voyages, valuation, losses etc. of ships:
• Brig Mary Clarke (A. Avery, master) on voyage from Newcastle, N.S.W. to Melbourne,
• 'Caroline'(John Robertson, master), voyage from V.D.L. to southern Wale fisheries.
• Ann Gales, with sugar from Mauritius to Hobart Town Schooner
• Tamar (Tregurtha, master), V.D.L. to Victoria
• Schooner 'Louisa' - salvage loss (Walter M. Robertson, master)
• Dark (Henry Sansom, master), Hobart to Port Philip Australasia with wool, Hobart to London (Connol, master)
• Dark (Jasper, master) Hobart to Port Philip
• Brigantine Macquarie (A. Graves, master), Hobart to Port Albert
• Circassian (Napper, master) - salvage loss.
• Scotia, London to Port Philip

Log book of schooner 'Malcolm'

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS82
  • Collection
  • 1882

Log book of schooner 'Malcolm', master Walter Langworthy. An official printed form Board of Trade log book, but it contains no entries except a list of crew and a report of the death of the First Mate, James Roper, from a fall at Port Jackson.

Walter Langworthy

Pearce Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS81
  • Collection
  • 1860-1868

Collection of material relating to Pearce's time at Somerset House School, diary of his time as an apprentice and ships log of the "Wild Wave" from when he was captain. Also photograph of the Wild Wave

William Alfred Pearce

Meteorological Abstracts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS80
  • Collection
  • 1841-1854

Abstracts of meteorological data collected during 1841 - 1854 for Hobarton taken at the 'Observatory', noting: thermometer (mean maximum & minimum and highest and lowest, dry and wet bulb), humidity, barometer, wind, rain, clouds, remarks.

Rossbank Observatory

William & John Clark Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS8
  • Collection
  • 1812-1887

The William and John Clark Papers are a record of a settler family in Tasmania. They include papers concerning the management of the Cluny property, a few papers relating to Bothwell and John Clark's correspondence concerning his work as a magistrate. There are also letters to John Clark from William Barnes (1791 ?-1848). brewer of Launceston, 1829-1839; Matthew Curling Friend of Newnham, Port Officer
at George Town, 1833-1841, and from Charles Arthur (1808-1884), nephew of and Aide-de-Camp to Lt.
Governor George Arthur, 1827-1829. There are also letters from British army officers' wives and daughters addressed to Jane Clark. Also included are papers relating to the Weston Family, Ann (neeClark) and William Pritchard Weston

William Clark

Notes and Theatre Programs

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS79
  • Collection
  • 1911-1966

Collection of theatre and concert programs dated 1911 to 1966 also notes and photographs relating to Faulkner's Cottage, Claremont Tasmania.

Macquarie Harbour Reports and Returns

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS78
  • Collection
  • 1846-1847

Copies of letters from Thomas James Lempriere (1796-1852) public official, author and artist who served as Commissariat at Sarah Island (1827–30) to George Maclean, Deputy- Commissary-General, from Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour, Van Diemen's Land, dated 18 June 1846-26 October 1847, reporting provisions and work of the prisoners sent to get huon pine etc. The letters of the 18 and 26 October 1846 report arrival, inadequate habitation (houses having been burnt down) and prisoners refusal to work on building. The second document is a Daily Strength Register of the troops stationed at the Military Establishment, Macquarie Harbour, April 1846-October 1847 including a list of Convict passholders.

Thomas James Lempriere

Deeds relating to land in England

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS77
  • Collection
  • 1352-1830

Parchment relating to deeds for land in the counties of Buckinghamshire, Oxford & Somerset. Dated 1352-1560. Also certificates of public audit of the account of Samuel Smart, Acting Governor of Sierra Leone, 1829 & 1830

Launceston & Western Railway Company

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS76
  • Collection
  • 1899

Notes relating to the history and finance of the Launceston and Deloraine Railway prepared by Robert M. Johnston, Government statistician in 1899 in response to a request from Hon. William Moore, M.L.C., Chief Secretary and Registrar of Records.

Robert Mackenzie Johnston

Wool accounts: William Thomas Lyttleton

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS75
  • Collection
  • 1830-1836

Wool sale accounts 1830 - 1836. Accounts of wool sold in London, addressed by various agents to William Lyttleton of Launceston. Settled near Westbury in 1825.

William Thomas Lyttleton

Presbyterian Church Marriage Affidavits

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS74
  • Collection
  • 1848-1849

Affidavits that there is no impediment to marriage, with additional affidavit of consent for those under 21, and of consent of the Lt. Governor for prisoners of Crown. Both made before Robert Russell, appointee of Moderator of the Presbyterian Church. Made at Morven ( now Evandale) Stephen Collins and Louisa Freelth, and Thomas Spinks and Mary Jones.

Robert Russell

Palace Theatre Plan

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS73
  • Collection
  • c1910

Box pIan of the Palace Theatre, Elizabeth Street, Hobart, upstairs. Undated. The Palace Theatre was opened around 1914 and was closed November 1925 when it was converted into retail use by H.E. Round. In later years it was occupied by Wales Travel Service and by 1981 it was a bank. It was demolished and a new building was erected on the site. In 2016 an new development was approved Designed by Jaws Architects, the Palace Hotel takes its name from the Palace Theatre, which stood on the site for much of the twentieth century

Lease granted by Edward Lord

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS72
  • Collection
  • 1810

Lease granted by Edward Lord, Commanding Officer of H.M.settlement Hobart Town V.D.L., 1st Lieut. Royal Marine Forces, 24 May 1810, to John Taylor (1), John Taylor (2), both privates in Royal Marines, of an allotment containing 18 perches, bounded by gardens occupied by Ann Donohough and Peter Douglas, for 14 years at an annual rent of 10s 6d.
Signed by Edward Lord. Applied seal, black wax- shield of wheatsheaf, scythe and rake, motto 'Hobartia crevit '
Endorsed:-
Transferred to Mrs. Mary Jennott, for sum of £120. - signed by marks of both John Taylors.

Edward Lord

William Gunn Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS71
  • Collection
  • 1824-1896

Letters and photocopies of documents regarding Gunn's involvement with convicts and bush rangers and as a police magistrate

William Gunn

Gold digging Victoria

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS70
  • Collection
  • 1858

Gold digging license and notes on gold digging for the colony of Victoria

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