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Barnard Family Papers

  • Collection
  • 1813-1838

Collection consists of letters and other personal documents belonging to John and James Barnard

James Barnard

Hytten Hall Crest

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

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Graeme Raphael collection

Personal photograph album, coloured photographs and 35mm slides of Oatlands, buildings Jericho . Taken by Graeme Raphael who worked for the Department of Agriculture

Miscellaneous material

• Three A3 Display booklets – Hobart & surrounds – female factory
• Central Highlands photographs – Fred Smithies
• Oversized photographs – Hobart – cricket team
• Six views of Hobart from Sketches by T Chapam (fac. 1967)
• Hobart town Gazette Aug 2 1844
• Hobart Town Courier Dec 20 1833
• DVD – Portion of the Hobart floating bridge being transported to Geilston Bay – sunk 1964
• Circular Head Heritage Centre – Calendar 1999 -Celebrating 1798-1998 – BW images of region
• Article by RC Hutchinson “ The reverend John Hutchinson & “Mrs Hutchinson and the Female Factories of early Australia
• Family History of CJ Dennison + bookplate design
• Wapping notes from HCC

Hal Wyatt collection

Collection of 35mm slides taken by Hal Wyatt of Tasmanian scenes South West , Mt Field, Barn bluff etc

Hal Wyatt

View of track

Photograph of a hillside track in the bush may be Shag Bay or Natone Hill Track

View of houses

Photograph of houses at Lindisfarne or Geilston Bay taken from hill.

View of a Aermotor windmill

View of an Aermotor wind-powered water pump at Lindisfarne on the eastern shore of the Derwent River looking toward Mt. Wellington. James Martin & co. Sydney imported the Chicago-built windmills into Australia between 1895-1913

Lindisfarne Jetty

Photograph of Beltana or Lindisfarne jetty showing two young children playing in the foreground. Mt Wellington in the background.

Man in a bowler hat

Photograph of a man in a bowler hat standing on the foreshore. Thought to be Beltana now Lindisfarne jetty in the background.

Woman and children on the foreshore

Photograph of a woman and three small barefooted girls on the foreshore with logs. Houses and orchards in the background. Thought to be Beltana now Lindisfarne.

Aerial view of UTAS Sandy Bay Campus

Aerial view of the Sandy Bay Campus of the University of Tasmania. Showing sporting fields, Hutchins School, surrounding houses and Wrest Point Hotel prior to the construction of the casino

Aerial view of the Ridgeway Reservoir

Aerial view of the Ridgeway Reservoir and Waterworks Reserve looking to Hobart, the Tasman Bridge and beyond to the Eastern Shore, Seven Mile Beach and Dodges Ferry

Group on the foreshore

Photograph of a group on the rocky foreshore. Two older women with young children and three young girls in pinafores holding hands in the background. Thought to be taken at Beltana now Lindisfarne.

Aerial view of the Zinc Works

Aerial view of the Zinc Works at Derwent Park. Looking down the Derwent River toward the Tasman Bridge. Showing Self's Point and Cornelian Bay Cemetery

View of Hobart harbour

View of the Hobart harbour looking from Princes Park showing the cargo ships at Elizabeth Street Pier, MTT bus terminal, RH hospital, transport building, City Hall and Tasmanian Museum

Aerial view of Watermans Dock

Aerial view of the Hobart harbour showing Salamanca Place, Watermans dock, Parliamentary House , Hydro Building, Elizabeth Street pier, the Marine Board building under construction, Franklin Square and St, David's Park.

Photograph of Huonville

Aerial view of Huonville, Tasmania, looking toward Sleeping Beauty mountain range showing streets, bridge and Huon River

Photograph of Knopwoods Grave

Photograph of the Rev. Robert Knopwood's grave at Rokeby, Clarence Plains, Tasmania. Knopwood died 18 September 1838. He was the first Chaplin of Van Diemen's Land

Photograph of Bridgewater

Aerial view of of the Derwent River at Bridgewater. Showing a paper mill barge on the river. Taken pre 1970s as the housing estate has not yet been built.

Lantern Slides

Lantern slides- Tasmanian : Mole Creek, Sheffield, Cradle Mountain, Hobart, Port Arthur , Launceston, Southport, West Coast. Some lantern slide sets eg “Rastus at Midnight” & “From Life Models” some coloured

Glass plates

Glass plates – Boxed glass plates & celluloid – most unnamed, box of unexposed plates. Glass plates of the West Coast – some named


Loose photographs of Tasmania – roughly sorted by location & photographer

Display booklets

• Two A4 display booklets with black & white photographs, Hobart & surrounds, buildings & boats
• A4 display booklet with collection of cuttings etc collected by CD in relation to books written by him and Mercury features “Echoes of the Past”
• Two Boxes of 35mm slides- Zinc Works -late 1960’s early 1970’s
• One box 35mm Slides – Ferntree pre & post 1967 bush fires
• Small black & white photos of Myrtle Gully ( South Hobart ) taken late 1950’s
• Three small (A5) photo albums – unidentified subjects - some photos Hobart
• B/W printed booklet by CJD “Tour to Port Arthur”
• Newspapers – Mercury Jan 1 2000, September 11 attach, Aug 16 1945 – VP day, 660 years of Norske Skog, 1901 Commonwealth of Australia - Day of Inauguration Jan 1 1901

Greg Dickenson slide collection

Slides taken by Greg Dickenson of Tall Ships in Hobart in 1988, Tasmanian maritime craft , Tasmanian railway stations, Tasmanian scenes and buildings

Greg Dickenson

Dennison Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2022/5
  • Collection
  • 2022

Collection of photographs, lantern slides, glass plate negatives and other material relating to Tasmanian History collected by Colin Dennison over a number of years

Colin Dennison (Curator)

Meston Historical Research Papers

  • Collection
  • 1933-1958

Papers relating to the historical research of Archibald Lawrence Meston (1890-1951), including notes, drafts and copies of articles for publication, transcripts or photocopies of documents, and newspaper cuttings.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Notes on genealogy

Notes on genealogy: Including families of Luttrell (ancestors of Mrs. A.L. (Winifred) Meston; Rockwell, including typed copy of letter written by J. Rockwell, an officer on H.M.S. Dreadnought, describing the battle of Trafalgar, photograph of Captain Rockwell, Master of P.S. "Kangaroo"; Churchill and Crocker families.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Printed works

Printed works removed from Collection and placed in Library's Rare Book Collection or in Staff Publications:
• Howard, M.C. West Coast mineral areas, 1947.
• Miller, E.M. Literary beginnings in Tasmania. (Educational Record, Oct.15, 1948)
• Miller, E.M. The Tasmanian, Launceston's first newspaper.(Biblionews, vol.2, No.8, 1949). 2 copies and typed ms.
• Preshaw, A.S. The University of Tasmania throughout half a century. (Tasmanian Institute of Educational Research. Bull.No.6, 1940).
• Triebel, L.A. Whaling in Australasian Seas a century ago. (Educational Record, Feb. 1949).

Archibald Lawrence Meston

News clippings

Collection of miscellaneous news clippings, history, animals, obituaries and reminiscences in notebooks and binder

Archibald Lawrence Meston


Collection of miscellaneous news clippings, dated 1930-31. History, animals, Frenchman's Cap, obituaries, reminiscences, ships. Arranged in a spring binder.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Literary matters

Collection of miscellaneous news clippings, dated 1928. Literary matters, in quarto note book, partly unused.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Van Diemen's Land Company documents

Collection of printed papers
• Van Diemen's Land Company: British Acts relating to the Company, 1825, 1847, 1863, 1877, 1916.
• Tasmanian Parliamentary Papers in re V.D.L. Co., 1859, 1889, 1911.
• Circular advertising land for sale 1858.
• Report of Emu Bay Railway Co. 1937
• V.D.L. Co. Annual Report, 1868/69, 1931/37.
• Report to V.D.L. Co. by James Bailey on the State of their properties, 10 Aug. 1881.
• Report on properties by Capt. James Rowe, 1886.

Archibald Lawrence Meston


"Tasmania" File containing:
• Transcript from headstone on grave of Bart. B. Thomas, 1831;
• letter from Ronald Smith 1929;
• letters from W. Walker, 1927;
• note by A.W.S. Hume re J.H. Wedge;
• letter from Thomas Dunbabin, 1928, re Jorgen Jorgensen, with transcripts from Jorgensen's Diary;
• photograph of W.W. Elliston, photocopy of his handwriting and Coat of Arms;
• photograph of Stanley and The Nut;
• drawing of The Nut, Plan of Settlement Island (Sarah Island) Macquarie Harbour.

Archibald Lawrence Meston


"Archives" - Folder containing:
• "University of Tasmania. History Department.
• Brief General Survey of Tasmanian Historical Material in Mitchell Library, Sydney.
• Launceston Public Library. "List of Books in the Library on the Early History of Australia and Tasmania, Almanacs, and Tasmanian Newspaper ... Files." 1942. Duplicated.
• Hartwell, R.M. "Early Tasmanian Records and Problems, University of Sydney, 1947. 4p.
• "Tasmanian Newspaper Files in the Chief Secretary's Department, Hobart". Duplicated.
• "Shelf list of Early Tasmanian Newspapers in the State Library, Hobart, Tasmania". 6p. Typescript.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Ross v. Gurr

"Ross v. Gurr": transcripts from Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemens Land Almanac. 1833-35.

Archibald Lawrence Meston


"Sheep". Transcripts including letter to Pastoral Review, by R.S. Sanderson, 8 June 1928; "Early History of Saxony Sheep in Australia", by A.W.L. (Pastoral Review, 16 July 1928); transcripts from Historical Records of N.S.W. concerning John Macarthur's sheep interests.

Archibald Lawrence Meston

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