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Liverpool Street, Hobart

Black-and-white photograph depicts police officer standing in middle of Liverpool Street, Hobart, with YMCA and J.W. Toplis Pharmaceutical Chemist listed as tenants of the corner building.

Sandy Bay Road looking towards Hobart

Black-and-white photograph shows Sandy Bay Road, with tram tracks on riverside of road, electric wires for Hobart Electric Tramway, carriage wheelmarks in the unpaved road surface, electricity transmission wires strung from poles mounted with porcelain insulators

Salmon Ponds at Plenty

Photograph showing the first hatchery building built in 1870 at the Salmon Ponds at Plenty surrounded by landscaped grounds filled with exotic trees.

Buildings on Salamanca Place

Black-and-white photograph shows stone buildings along Salamanca Place, timber stacked on New Wharf and masts of ships docked at the wharf; signs on buildings for “A.E. Lord Wool Merchant” and “W.D. Peacock and Co.”, historic home Lenna and eastern conservatory visible on hilltop behind towards Battery Point; maritime signal station with the Time Ball that was dropped automatically at 1pm, after a relayed telegraph signal from the Melbourne Observatory.

Road to Government House, on Gun Carriage Drive

Black-and-white photograph taken looking north along Gun Carriage Drive towards Government House, Hobart, with post-and-rail fences on Derwent River side; a horse harnessed to a four-wheel carriage, is on the left of the road; a small jetty extends from the shoreline and a boat is visible through the trees, anchored just off shore.

Elevated view of church ruins at Port Arthur

Black-and-white photograph shows elevated view of ruined church at Port Arthur, including charred timber roof framework; with view of waterfront and other buildings on Port Arthur site; cut hay is drying in paddock at front of church.

Ruins of church at Port Arthur

Black-and-white photograph shows ruins of the church at Port Arthur, damaged by fire in 1884,with charred timber framework in the roof, remnant shingles on the roof and climbing plants covering the sandstone of the church walls. Handwritten words “Church at Port Arthur” in lower left corner of image.

Lindisfarne Bay

Black-and-white photograph shows dwellings, fences and farmland at Lindisfarne Bay, looking across Derwent River to Hobart

Hop harvest

Black-and-white photograph shows men, women and children stripping hop cones into hessian-covered troughs, carrying baskets and sacks of harvested hops on the extensive hop grounds. The plant was cultivated widely at Glenorchy, Margate, Kingston and the Upper Derwent Valley area.

Track to waterfall

Black-and-white photograph shows path to near base of waterfall in foothills of Mount Wellington, two men standing near a barrel beside a metal mesh and barbed wire fence and a padlocked gate barring access to the stream

Fern Tree Hut

Black-and-white photograph of rustic hut built amid fern trees on walking track at Mount Wellington, two figures walking across timber bridge amid fern fronds

Water flows down Gentle Annie Falls

Black-and-white photograph of Gentle Annie Falls, a man-made water channel constructed as part of the Hobart waterworks to supply fresh water to residents of Hobart, operating between the 1860s to 1940s.

Repair work on Tasman Bridge continues

Colour photograph shows site of repair work to Tasman Bridge, damaged by the crash of the ore carrier Lake Illawarra in January 1975; missing pylons being replaced

Hal Wyatt

Repair work on Tasman Bridge

Colour photograph shows site of repair work to Tasman Bridge, damaged by the crash of the ore carrier Lake Illawarra in January 1975.

Hal Wyatt

Tasman Bridge nears completion

Colour photograph shows construction of Tasman Bridge, from Derwent River’s Eastern Shore. Shows spans of Tasman Bridge almost completed from Eastern Shore, temporary floating Hobart Bridge upstream of new multi-lane road bridge; snow on Mount Wellington in background. Printing or scanning error in photograph/slide shows coloured lines horizontally through. photograph.

Hal Wyatt

Bridge at Jericho

Colour photograph shows water flowing underneath sandstone piers and supports of road bridge at Jericho.

Hal Wyatt

Visitor seated near front door and garden at Brickendon

Colour photograph shows a woman seated on park bench outside main house at Brickendon, historic 465ha estate established and farmed by William Archer and descendants since 1824, who invited tourists to their property from the late 20th century.

Hal Wyatt

Visitors at Brickendon, Longford

Colour photograph shows two sightseers, man with camera hanging on strap around his neck and gloved woman carrying handbag, outside main house at Brickendon, historic 465ha estate established and farmed by William Archer and descendants since 1824, who invited tourists to their property from the late 20th century.

Hal Wyatt

Office window at Cascade Brewery

Colour photograph depicting facade of Cascade Brewery office, built in sandstone, with bell and decorative barrels mounted on roof, “Cascade Brewery XXX” and “Erected 1874”.

Hal Wyatt

Murray Street ferry pier and ships docked in Hobart

Colour photograph of ferry pier at bottom of Murray Street, Hobart, departure point for the Bellerive ferry; cargo and passenger ships docked at nearby Princes Wharf, including the steamer Orsova; sign advertising Cascade Ale on the Customs House Hotel.

Hal Wyatt

Flower bed at botanical gardens

Colour photograph of Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens at Queens Domain, Hobart; depicts garden beds, lawns and Derwent River, looking towards Selfs Point Jetty and petroleum storage tanks at Selfs Point.

Hal Wyatt

Shoreline at Boat Harbour, west of Wynyard

Colour photograph of beach, rocks and paddocks leading to shore at Boat Harbour, west of Wynyard, looking out to sea. Photograph taken north-west over Boat Harbour Beach, also known as Jacobs Boat Harbour.

Hal Wyatt

Paddock of lupins at Sassafras

Colour photograph of blue lupins, flowering in a paddock at Sassafras. Picture taken from a driveway entrance with a sheep and cattle grid.

Hal Wyatt

Locomotive steam engine in railyard

Colour photograph of black locomotive, shunting a rail car in unidentified rail yard, boiler design has a light, a low-profile front funnel, then two steam domes atop the centre of the locomotive boiler.

Hal Wyatt

Farm house fallen down

Colour photograph of abandoned farmhouse, with only a rickety timber roof frame, some internal walls and floors, three dormer windows and two orange brick chimneys intact; external brickwork has collapsed entirely into to piles of rubble; mature European trees planted surrounding house; electricity poles erected through property and roadside cutting across hillside shows line of road, possibly Midland Hwy, featuring white guide posts. Photograph file is named Bishton, possibly referring to Bishton Creek, near Jericho.

Hal Wyatt

Billowing sails on Derwent

Colour photograph of yachts racing on Derwent River with cargo ships berthed at Port of Hobart in background; foothills on land are dry

Hal Wyatt

Bests yard Devonport 1959

Colour photograph of three steam engines in Best’s yard, Devonport, taken 1959; depicts three steam engines in a clearing in a eucalyptus bush setting with pile of scrap timber suitable for fuel and green motor vehicle.

Hal Wyatt

McNaught beam engine at works depot in Hobart 1967

Colour photograph of beam engine in Hobart, purportedly the oldest McNaught Beam Engine in existence, originally built 1854 in Paisley Scotland, by A.W. Smith and used by Risby’s Sawmill in Hobart until 1955; photograph taken at Moonah public works depot 1967

Hal Wyatt

McNaught beam engine in Hobart 1967

Colour photograph of beam engine in Hobart, purportedly the oldest McNaught Beam Engine in existence, originally built 1854 in Paisley Scotland, by A.W. Smith and used by Risby’s Sawmill in Hobart until 1955; photograph possibly taken at Moonah public works depot

Hal Wyatt

Beach at Taroona 1951

Colour photograph of rocky foreshore at Taroona, 1951, with woman sitting on rock in foreground; shot tower visible in hills in rear of picture

Hal Wyatt

Batman Bridge at Sunset

Colour photograph of the Batman Bridge, looking across from eastern bank of Tamar River, 1960s, setting sun above hills

Hal Wyatt

Bath Inn at Oatlands

Colour photograph of sandstone building with tin roof, geraniums blooming in front garden, Bath Inn, at Oatlands, Tasmania

Hal Wyatt

Sailing boat moored in Hobart, 1950s

Colour photograph of small, two masted sailing boat, with green painted hull, and a sign Onrust, Holland, pinned to mast, Onrust also painted onto side of boat.

Hal Wyatt

View of Barnes Bay 1960

Colour photograph taken 1960 of Barnes Bay, Bruny Island, slightly out of focus, showing water and tree-covered headland

Hal Wyatt

Barnes Bay 1960

Colour photograph taken 1960 of Barnes Bay, Bruny Island, showing shoreline, road and culvert, paddocks with horses and cattle grazing

Dark sails on yacht

Colour photograph shows sailors in small yacht, with dark mainsail, on Derwent River, at dusk.

Hal Wyatt

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