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Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company

  • Collection
  • 1866-1892

Collection of meeting minutes, directors meetings and share register for the Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company

Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company

Rocky Cape

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Sketch of the map of Rocky Cape - sketch of coast looking eastward from the higher outer hill at Rocky Cape".

Table Cape

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Table Cape - we found great opposition from the tide which was running with great rapidity past Table Cape ".


Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Sassafras - creeper found today leaves dark green tough ".

White Gum

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Large white gum tree on road 2 miles from shore

Lopham Camp

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Lopham camp showing tents, fallen trees and stumps ".

Native Cat

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Particulars of a Native Cat killed this morning close to the tent - Tuesday 3rd July 1827 this animal is the largest of the kind I have yet seen it measures 33 inches in length from nose to end of tail".

Large mouse or a young rat

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Wednesday July 4th - In splitting a log this morning there came out either a large mouse or a young rat it appeared in a dormant state or it was injured in some way as it remained very quietly in my hand while I sketched it off".


Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " A Diver was killed this afternoon by a stone thrown at it and after some persistence it was bought ashore. Beak a little convex, this birds measures 20 inches from tip to tip of wings ".

Fern Tree

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Fern Tree - I measured today the largest fern tree I have yet seen, a vast umbrella 30ft in diameter, leaves 14ft long by 4ft wide, the trunk is a beautiful column covered with moss ".

Clear Ridge Hill

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - " Map of Clear Ridge Hill showing cascade Creek and Emu River and camp August 4th and end of road now cut ".

Cavern Rock

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - "The Cavern Rock at Rocky Cape looking east, proceeded with caution expecting the natives might be there".

Big log

Illustration from Henry Hellyers diary - entry for Saturday August 11th "had some enormous logs to roll out of the way"

John Hargrave : letters from Olive Pink

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2020/2
  • Collection
  • 1956-1974

Collection consists of letters written by Olive Pink to John Hargrave during the years 1956 to 1974. Written from Home Hut, Native Flora Reserve, Alice Springs. John Hargrave addressed variously as Dr Hargrave, Sir, Grandson, Boy, Nungari, John Hargrave, Yabulla/Yabbula/Yabbulla.

John Charles Hargrave

Wettenhall Printing Blocks

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2019/3
  • Collection
  • 1968

Printing blocks of the Tasmanian maps used in "A guide to Tasmanian government administration " by R. L. Wettenhall - Morris Miller-Rare-Book JQ 5131 .W46

Roger Wettenhall

Bruce Scott Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2018/1
  • Collection
  • 2009-2021

Collection consists of an article entitled Memories of Physics in the army huts at Sandy Bay that was written by Bruce Scott in 2018. It documents the early days of the Physics Department on the Sandy Bay Campus of the University of Tasmania and is accompanied by some negatives of the site and of people.

Bruce Scott

Concerning Olive Pink

Material concerning Olive Pink includes :
• Letter 11.5.63 to Lindsay from Olive Pink at Home Hut, Native Flora Reserve, Alice Springs
• Christmas card 3.1 .66 to Lindsay from Olive Pink
• Article 'She of the Never-Never' in HQ, November/December 1966
• Article 'Miss Pink's garden' in Australian Garden History, Vol 10 No 3, November/December 1998
• Newspaper article 'Tribute to desert trailblazer' in The Age, Saturday 26th May, 2018
• Newspaper article 'Where they rest in peace' in The Senior, undated
• Pamphlet: Olive Pink: Arid Zone Botanic Garden, undated
• Genealogy (3 pages). Olive Pink believed she and Lindsay were 3rd cousins

Lindsay Crawford

Australian Quaker Narrative Embroidery Project - Friends in Stitches

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2021/1
  • Collection
  • 2009-2021

Collection consists of archival documents of the Australian Quaker Narrative Embroidery Project - Friends in Stitches. The documents begin at the start of the project in 2009. They include minutes of meetings, early sketches and designs, samples of woven material, quotes, early newsletters and photographs.
The Friends in Stitches - Australian Quaker Narrative Embroidery Project seeks to provide a history of Australian Quakers. It is inspired by the British Kendal Quaker Tapestry. At the time of the donation there are 24 completed panels. This project will continue.

Australian Quaker Narrative Embroidery Project

Negatives of the early days of the Physics Department

Negatives of the early days of the Physics Department on the Sandy Bay Campus of the University of Tasmania. One negative unidentified and others identified as Malcolm McRae (photograph) and (negatives) huts lower Grosvenor Street, University site c1945, Peter Fenton, Barker & Jackson, ?Dion Martin, seated physics

Two students

Photograph of two students believed to be Heather Gulline and Pat Richardson outside the Botany Shed

Photographs of University of Tasmania lower campus

Black and white photographs of University of Tasmania lower campus at Sandy Bay taken by Lindsay Crawford, a science student at UTAS during1945-1947. The old Sandy Bay rifle range sheds were initially used by staff and students as part of the move from the Domain site to the new Sandy Bay campus after the Second World War

Lindsay Crawford


Two issues of Togatus dated Thursday, 15th August, 1946 & Monday, 7th October, 1946

Lindsay Crawford

Lindsay Crawford Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2020/3
  • Collection
  • 1956-1974

Collection consists of correspondence from Olive Pink and black and white photographs of the UTAS campus 1945-1947

Lindsay Crawford

Walker Family Papers

  • 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.
This collection is complemented by - AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2007/1 -

George Washington Walker

John Walker Collection

  • Collection
  • 1837-1878

Collection consists of various Walker Mill records including ledgers, sales journals and day book. Also included is a cashiers day book for the Derwent Bank. John Walker was the liquidator of the bank.

John Walker

Family reminiscences

" Whence my Family" - Family reminiscences by James Backhouse Walker (handwritten in block copy, New Testament cover) and compact disc containing scan of original and photographs of the Walker Family ( W9/Ph 153 - blue album)

James Backhouse Walker

Boyer Lecture : The Spectre of Truganini

  • Collection
  • 1980

Collection consists of 3 audio cassettes of the 1980 Boyer Lectures given by Bernard Smith, entitled 'The Spectre of Truganini'

  1. The ethical roots of culture
  2. The mechanisms of Forgetfulness
  3. The concerned conscience
  4. Black voices.
  5. A cultural convergence

Bernard Smith

View of the brig 'Harriot'

  • Item
  • c1806
  • Part of Lane Papers

View of the brig 'Harriot', Benjamin Lane commander chased onshore near Calais at 6am by his BMS the 'Misqueter' of 18 guns on 30 January 1806. Water colour sketch showing two ships sailing; one carrying guns and flying the British blue ensign, and the other unarmed nearer the shore and some of the crew apparently about to land by rowing boat. Harbour and gun battery and houses in the background. Signed 'B. Lane, Great Yarmouth'. Note in corner: Verdun.

Benjamin Lane

Captain Benjamin Lane's notebook of lessons

  • Item
  • 1807-1813
  • Part of Lane Papers

The volume was prepared while Lane was a prisoner of war of the French and apparently occupied himself in studying and teaching other prisoners. It contains French grammar (noted as completed 7 March 1812), exercises on Mr. Porney's grammar (noted as completed 29 February 1812), mathematical examples and problems, stocks and shares, chronology, navigational problems (with diagram and tables), book keeping with examples of business 'waste book', 'balancing journal' and ledger entries for 1807 and 1812-13 based on supposed voyages and trade dealings.
At the back of the volume is a rough pencil sketch of the 'privateer that chased Captain Lane'. Also entered on blank pages at the end of the volume is a copy of notes concerning Captain Benjamin Lane sent by James Arthur Lane to his daughter Mrs D.A. Lane, 20 June 1945 and notes by Lt. Col. D.A. Lane (descendent of James Christmas Lane, younger brother of Benjamin), 18 November 1945.

Benjamin Lane

Lane Papers

  • Collection
  • 1806-1945

Collection consists of leather bound octavo note book prepared while Lane was a prisoner of war of the French also a watercolour sketch of the brig Harriot and some notes on Lane.

Benjamin Lane

George Washington Walker

Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, accounts and documents relating to personal life and the Society of Friends

George Washington Walker

Log of the brig "Jupiter"

  • Collection
  • 1816-1817

Log kept by Captain Joshua Fergusson of the brig "Jupiter" on his voyage from Calcutta to van Diemen's Land 14 September 1816 to 9 December 1816 and from Van Diemen's Land to Port Jackson and return January to March 1817.
The volume is a standard ship's log, recording course, winds, latitude and other nautical observations. On the first page is 'A list of the Brig Jupiter's crew' including 'Joshua Fergusson, Captain, English' and' George Fergusson, 1st officer, English' and twenty Indian seamen. On the last page is a note (written twice) 'Joshua Fergusson, Tinder Box Bay 2 December 1862'

Joshua Fergusson

Aboriginal vocabulary

  • Collection
  • 1827

This booklet lists Tasmanian aboriginal vocabulary and contains 332 words and 72 names of men and women. A pencilled note on front states: By the Rev. J. Norman, Sorell. The paper has a watermark date of 1827.

James Norman

Marshall and Terry Family Papers

  • Collection
  • 1810-1922

This collection consists of the papers of George Marshalland his grandson George Douglas Marshall who married Beatrice Terry granddaughter of Ralph Terry, of Lachlan Mills, New Norfolk, Tasmania so some papers of the Terry family papers are also included.
Also included are notes on family history and genealogy.

George Marshall

Midwood Collection

  • Collection
  • c1903

Collection of framed caricatures drawn by Thomas Claude Wade Midwood depicting colleagues, members of Midwoods household and local Hobart characters. Most are identified.

Thomas Claude Wade Midwood

Walker Photographs

Photograph collection consists of Walker family photographs and photographs of local Tasmanian scenes. Some unidentified portraits by unknown photographers. Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, carte de visite, cabinet portraits, stereoscopic views, Hobart streetscapes and Tasmanian scenes

James Backhouse Walker

Henry Hellyer Diary

  • Collection
  • 1827

This diary, dated 3 July 1827 to 29 August 1827 is entitled: 'H. Hellyer's journal of operations in opening a road from Emu Bay towards the Hampshire Hills'. It is written in an octavo notebook, interleaved with blotting paper, bound in light brown leather, marked 'No.7'. A pencil note inside states: 'H.H.'s diary continued from a memo book opening - lengthwise having yellow edges and green covers and marked No (the number has been omitted). At the bottom of the last entry is a note 'Diary continued in a memo book with green covers and yellow edges marked No .. (opening lengthwise)' (the number has been omitted) The diary is illustrated by neat drawings of animals (eg. 'native cat'), plants, trees, scenery and the camp. At the front are tables of 'the quantity of timber etc. upon one quarter of an acre of heavily timbered land in three different parts of the Forest where the soil is unexceptionable'
In his journal Hellyer noted the weather conditions - they were hampered by rain and their camp was very cold and damp, there were rats and Hellyer was troubled by a sore and inflamed face, but there were sunny days when he commented that 'this climate is certainly far superior, it is never so cold and seldom so hot as the Dog days in England'. He described the timber, dogwood interspersed with Forest Trees of stringy bark, blackwood, etc. - one tree was sixty feet in circumference. The clearing work was done mainly with axe and cross cut saw and occasionally a pile of logs too difficult to move was burnt. Hellyer calculated that it could cost as much as £93 in labour to clear 21 acres. The work men mentioned included Richard Frederick, who seems to have acted as second in command, Jones the cook, Harley, McDonald, Wells, Higginson, Isaac, and Mackie. They lived mainly on salt pork, brought from England in the Company's supply ship, and dough boys (flour and water boiled hard). The men would not eat salt mutton even when it was available. Supplies were very short as the expected ship had not arrived and on 14 August Hellyer wrote to Edward Curr the V.D.L. Company manager complaining of the arrangements for supplies for they were reduced to flour only and they could not work on that. On one occasion Hellyer went back in the 'long boat' to Circular Head for supplies and described the coast, a cavern, grass tree hearts which he found tasted like walnuts, and pieces of the wreck of the Dotterel (wrecked in March 1827 off Port Dalrymple) which they found. At Circular Head he obtained stores from Mr White, paint from Mr Watson arid medicines from Dr. McNab. He noted that the sheep had foot rot, that the freemen [of the Company ] had been on strike owing to the lack of supplies and that ten of the Company's servants, including the prisoner White, had drowned since March.

Henry Hellyer


Note: 12 documents, too decayed and powdery to handle/read, have been withdrawn and stored separately
• (7) Letter from L.E. Threlkeld from Sydney to brother in law W. Gunn 7 Dept 1846 (inviting W.G. to visit, Christian Union etc.);
• (8) Auld letter;
• (15) Gunn to Young 1848;
• (18) statement of Gunn's claim for debt against James and Elizabeth Gordon 12 Sept. 1849; (
• 31 (4» expenses and disbursements for sloop George and brig Venus 1805; (41) Mrs Lakeland's statement 1831;
• (53) information against White 8 Feb. 1831;
• (56) Gunn to Gordon; (68) W. Gunn to Gordon - Forcett property survey 1834;
• (70) Gordon to nephew John 14 Oct. 1835;
• (72) George A. Lloyd letter and invoice - bags of maize 8 Aug. 1840; (
• 73) bill of lading - potatoes sent to GA. Lloyd Sept. 1840. Transcripts of all documents which could be read have been made and included in place of the originals.
PSK (UTAS Archivist) Sept. 1992

William Gunn

Poem : "Forget me not"

Poem entitled "Forget me not" written on a small scrap of paper - undated [early 19th cent]

William Gunn

Government House Levee & Ball cancelled

Notice that in consequence of a domestic affliction in the family of the Governor [Sir Henry E. Fox Young] the Levee and Ball for the 24th 1855 would not take place.

William Gunn

Letter : Thomas & Sarah Cherry to son James Cherry

Letter from Thomas & Sarah Cherry to son James Cherry. Not heard from him. Addressed to George Thompson, River Plenty, with postscript asking if James Cherry "be no more" Mr Thompson requested to inform his parents.

William Gunn

Letter and invoice : George A. Lloyd

Letter and invoice from George A. Lloyd, Sydney: sending 97 bags of maize to sell on his account, proceeds to be invested in potatoes or wheat (8 August 1840); bill of lading for 80 bags of potatoes to Sydney per Eamont for G. A. Lloyd (8 September 1840)

William Gunn

Letter : James Gordon to nephew John

Letter from James Gordon to nephew John [? John Thomas Lakeland] dated 14 October 1835. Box of apples, jams etc sent, reference to his studies, stock prices, crops, bees, prosecution of the shepherd and the groom for their infamous conduct, respects to Mr Manning and love to James. (transcript only, original too damaged and powdery to handle)

James Gordon

Draft letter : Case concerning servants

Draft letter dated 14 October 1835 to Lieut-Governor concerning Gordon's servants: Charles Hardiman, shepherd, was expecting a ticket of leave but had been suspected of stealing hams, John McQuaide, shoemaker and another former servant, William Mitchell, who had been swindled - a case of extreme hardship.

James Gordon

Forcett property

Request from the Survey Office to John Halls to measure 100 acres in Forcett, subject to a reserve to the Government of 100 acres at the Ferry. Also covering letter from W. Gunn to Gordon - the last clause spoils all (transcript only)

William Gunn

Trustees of Lakeland - Mrs Lakeland's remarriage

Trustees of Lakeland - Mrs Lakeland's remarriage November 1830 - June 1831. Mrs Mary Lakeland, widow of John Lakeland, and her marriage to Thomas H. White (employed as manager of their Forcett farm 1830-31): papers of James Gordon and William Gunn, executors and trustees under the will of John Lakeland (d. 17 March 1829), relating to the proposed marriage which was opposed by Gordon and by Mrs Lakeland's sister, Elizabeth Gordon, because of doubts as to White's intentions and unsavory rumors about his morals. Papers include: correspondence between Mary Lakeland, James Gordon, William Gunn and Thomas White; copy of statement by William Gunn and M. Lakeland that Mrs Lakeland and Mr White had formed a mutual attachment but before she proceeded further it was her intention that inquiry would be made into Mr White character and the property devised by her late husband would be settled so that Mr White could have no control over it (7 January 1831, transcript only, original document too fragile too handle); counsel's opinion on Lakeland's will (19 February 1831); draft letter complaining that White had left the farm in working hours and ridden a young horse too far (30 Jan.1831); Thomas White's resignation from James Gordon's service on the Lakeland's Pittwater farm, Studley Park (14 Feb. 1831); information laid before a J.P. that White had absented himself from his employment for 4 days (8 Feb. 1831, transcript only, original too decayed to handle); summons for Thomas White for absconding from J.G.'s service (17 Feb. 1831); letter from W. Gunn to Gordon: Mrs Lakeland had wanted some papers from her box but he refused them, Fanny had told him that "the ring is purchased, an 8lb wedding cake ordered and the ceremony is to be performed on Thursday the 25th instant" (15 Feb. 1831, transcript only, original too decayed to handle); letters from Joseph Steele (5 Jan. 1831), anonymous writer suggesting that Thomas White had a wife living in Scotland (ND), J. Laing (26 Jan. 1831); list of household furniture at Studley Park, Pittwater, left by Mrs White on 4 Feb. signed T. White (6 June 1831); letter from Thomas White to James Gordon on the health of child Louisa Lakeland - recovered from fever (13 June 1831).

William Gunn

Letters : William Gunn to James Gordon

Four letters from William Gunn to James Gordon dated 1830-1834. Gunn busy with men from last 2 prison ships, Lakeland and family well, young Fanny (30 Oct. 1830); land for sale by discharged soldier, Fanny (10 Dec. 1833); shipping (24 June 1834); assigned servant, Fanny (ND).

William Gunn

St Patrick's River Property

Rough draft of a conveyance of property at St Patrick's River from Jane Franklin, widow of Sir John Franklin RN. decd, to Ronald Campbell Gunn of Launceston.

William Gunn

Gunn's claim against Gordon estate

Gunn's claim against Gordon estate 1844 -1849. Papers relating to William Gunn's suit for debt against James Gordon, including: letter from Gunn to Mrs Gordon: sent 3 bags of sugar, Kelly's account, stock losses (22 Oct. 1844); letter from W. Gunn to sister in law Mrs Gordon: sending sugar, Kelly's case, been given notice to leave by Robertson etc (29 Oct. 1844); accounts of interest owed by James Gordon and Elizabeth Gordon 1841-1848; summons to E. Gordon for debt of £6000 to William Gunn (8 Sept. 1847, & Sept. 1849); letter from W. Gunn to Thomas Young about the case and Mrs Gordon (8 Nov. 1848, transcript only - original too decayed to handle) statement by William Gunn to Mrs Elizabeth Gordon of Forcett, Pitttwater, widow of James Gordon, reciting judgement in suit brought by William Gunn requiring Mrs E. Gordon as executor to pay with account attached.

William Gunn

Letter : W. Wood to W. Gunn

Letter from W. Wood to W. Gunn dated 1 July 1845. Nankridge: employment for Charles, Mr Swan bought horses and bullocks for ploughing, cannot offer present big rent of £650 for 2000 acres. (fragile document)

William Gunn

Letter : Rev. Robert Auld

Letter from Rev. Robert Auld, Orkney, dated 8 April. 1845. Inquiring about Joseph Welsh and a bill of exchange he sent to Gunn in 1843 for Welsh. (transcript only, original too fragile and powdery too handle)

William Gunn

Letter : Sarah Threlkeld

Letter from Sarah Threlkeld (nee Arndell wife of L.E. Threlkeld, missionary) dated 24 May 1840. From Ebenezer, Lake Macquarie to brother [in law] and sister Gunn: L.E.T. taking service, children busy with books, family.

William Gunn

The Story of the Development of Hydro-Electricity in Tasmania

Draft copy of "The Story of the Development of Hydro-Electricity in Tasmania" by A.J. Gilles & F.C. Green from the papers of the
Complex Ores Company, the Hydro-Electric Power and Metallurgical Company and the private papers of J.H. Gillies 'who brought Hydro-Electricity to Tasmania'.
Typescript with ms corrections and notes

Frank C Green

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