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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

Bothwell Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS48
  • Collection
  • 1829-1860

Daily journal of the Bothwell Police Office for 1829-1830 and Cumberland electoral roll for 1860

Boyes: Diaries and letters of G.T.W.B. Boyes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS25
  • Collection
  • 1823-1858

Collection consists of handwritten diaries and personal family correspondence. The Boyes diaries are detailed and include waspish comment on his contemporaries. His letters to his wife are also informative.

George Thomas William Blamey Boyes

Tasmanian Society : minutes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS147
  • Collection
  • 1841-1842

Minutes of The Tasmanian Society dated March 1841 to March 1842. Titled 'Minutes of "The Society" V. D. Land 1841'

Tasmanian Society

Midwood Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M7
  • 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

Olive Pink Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC P6
  • Collection
  • 1931 -1973

Sketches, mainly in pencil and crayon, made by Olive Muriel Pink of flowers found in the north of South Australia, Central and North Australia. The majority were made between June and December 1930, at various places along the railway between Port Augusta and Alice Springs. Later sketches were made in various parts of Australia between 1931 and 1960, but often without a note of the place and date. The sketches were often hurriedly made on pieces of thin, cheap paper, or even pieces of cardboard or brown paper. Some were coloured with crayon and a few, more finished drawings were coloured with watercolours. A later donation was made of books, personal belongings and sketches. A second series was received from the family of Olive Pink in 2016, this series includes Olive Pink's book collection, photographs, paintings, letters, items of clothing and other ephemera and memorabilia, some of which are nationally significant in their own right - such as the book plate made by Adrian Feint, notes and sketches done whilst camping with Daisy Bates, and photographs documenting life in Central Australia.

Olive Pink

TRST Combined Index

  • Collection
  • n.d.

Combined index to The Royal Society of Tasmania manuscript deposit collection.

George Musgrave Parker: Correspondence and research records

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC P1
  • Collection
  • 1922-1965

Most of the papers consist of notes made about historical queries, a rough draft of his book, and correspondence with East Coast residents and others requesting information. There is also a collection of newspaper cuttings and pamphlets relating to the history of Tasmania, especially the East Coast and some photographs and snapshots. Dr Parker also collected some original historical documents~ chiefly from East Coast families (although those of Dr Storey and the Cotton families have now been returned to the Cotton archives (ref. C.7). Dr Parker's collection of Walch's Almanacs has been supplemented by others received from Walch's and is kept up to date and now forms a complete record set for Walch's records (kept for reference in the Archives Reading Room). Some early newspapers (including Colonial Times, Southern Cross, Launceston Courier) were transferred to the State Archives to fill gaps in their collection .

George Musgrave Parker

De La Haye Postcard Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2020/1-PC
  • Collection
  • c1930-1950

Collection of black and white and coloured postcard sets of Tasmanian scenes. Collected in the 1930, 1940's & 1950s during holiday trips to the island.

Architectural Plans

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS139
  • Collection
  • 1837-1840

Small photographs of plans and proposed designs held In the Tasmanian State Archives. Includes, Government House: Watch House, New Town: Gaol and Court House, Longford: Public School, Hobart, (i.e. 'Hutchins'): Watch House, Kensington, Antill Ponds: Court House, Bagdad : Watch House, Kangaroo Point.

James Blackburn

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

Edmund Morris Miller Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M9
  • Collection
  • 1903-1970

Collection consists of corresspondence recieved, and draft correspondence. Also includes Library Associations, personal records, university lecture notes and papers relating to the University Library. Notes and drafts of publications and lectures and photographs

Edmund Morris Miller

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

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

William Archers Diaries

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC A7
  • Collection
  • 1847-1874

Contains letterbooks, diaries and microfilm copies of the journals

William Archer

The Derwent Star and Van Diemen's Land Intelligencer

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS176
  • Collection
  • 1810

The Derwent Star and Van Diemen's Land Intelligence, Hobarts first and short lived newspaper was first issued on 8 January 1810. This issue No. 7, 3 April 1810 gives an account of the recent death and funeral of David Collins, Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land. Produced fortnightly by the government printer George Clark/Clarke, there were twelves issues published from 1810 to 1812.

George Clark

Meston Historical Research Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M3
  • Collection
  • 1933-1958

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

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Meston Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC M11
  • Collection
  • 1933-1958

Research notes, correspondence and drafts of historical studies of the Van Diemen's Land Company, Jorgen Jorgensen, etc. by Archibald Lawrence Meston (1890-1951).

Archibald Lawrence Meston

Leake Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC L1
  • Collection
  • 1801-1932

Collection consists of some of the papers of John Leake (1780-1865) of Rosedale, near Campbell Town, pastoralist, justice of the peace, member of the Legislative Council and a former merchant of Hull and Hamburg, who settled with his family near Campbell Town, Tasmania, in 1823, and of his family, including his youngest son Charles Henry Leake (1819-1889) whose heirs inherited Rosedale.

John Leake

Beattie Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS30
  • Collection
  • 1828-1908

Collection consist of copies of historical manuscripts and some original manuscripts, press cuttings and notes.

John Watt Beattie

Marjorie Bligh Photograph Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC PhDig/Bligh
  • Collection
  • 1910-2011

Collection consists of a series of digital photographs taken for an exhibition of Marjorie Bligh's work held at the University of Tasmania, Morris Miller Library in 2011. They include photographs of Marjorie's personal photograph collection and photographs of her handcrafts.

Marjorie Bligh

Photographs of E.Z. Co. Zinc Works at Risdon

  • AU TAS UTAS ITCCD 2018/6
  • Collection
  • 1920 - 1940

The collection features photographs taken by Hobart photographic studio Beattie’s Studio, also known as J.W. Beattie, for the Electrolytic Zinc Co. at the company’s Risdon smelter between 1920 and 1940. The collection depicts construction of new facilities at the factory complex. The first sod was turned on the zinc smeltering plant at Risdon on the western shore of the Derwent River on 16 November 1916, and a test smelter called the 250 lb plant was opened in 1917 to produce 250 lb of zinc a day using the recently developed Roast-Leach-Electrowin (RLE) process of extracting zinc through electrolysis. Electrolytic Zinc’s office occupied the former Derwent Inn. The larger 10-ton plant opened in January 1918 and the 100-ton plant opened in November, 1921. This collection of photographs depicts the phases of construction of the 100-Ton Plant, further expansion of the smelter and decomissioning of some of the older equipment at the zinc works. Beattie’s Studio was a photographic studio founded by Scotsman John Watt Beattie (1859-1930), who began exhibiting photographs soon after his arrival in Tasmania in 1878.

Electrolytic Zinc Company of Australasia Limited

Franklin Papers: miscellaneous

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS18
  • Collection
  • 1837-1843

Miscellaneous material relating to Franklin and his appointment, the dismissal of Capt. Maconochie. Lady Franklin's dinner engagement book, stereoscopic photograph of Lady Franklin Museum and assorted correspondence

John Franklin

The unpublished memoir of Sir Patrick Abercrombie

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2017/4
  • Collection
  • c1939

The unpublished memoirs of Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie, an English town planner, best known for the post-Second World War re-planning of London

Patrick Abercrombie

Grant of land at 31 Campbell Street, Hobart to Joshua Fergusson

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2017/2
  • Collection
  • 1827-03-26

Grant of land at 31 Campbell Street, Hobart to Joshua Fergusson made by his Excellency Colonel George Arthur Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land on the 26th day of March 1827. Subject to the payment of a yearly quit-rent of two pounds payable on the 31st day of January each year.
31 Campbell Street is the site of the University of Tasmania's major creative industries and performing arts development, 'The Hedberg', adjoining Hobart's historic Theatre Royal on the 'Wapping 4' site. The University of Tasmania opened at the Hedberg in Semester 1, 2020 after almost 10 years in conception, consultation, planning and construction stages. The project was led by Tasmanian firm Liminal Architecture and designed in collaboration with WOHA and Arup.
The significance of the Hedberg site in the heart of Wapping dates to the 1830s, when it was a lively convergence of working-class homes, industry and entertainment. Archaeological work was undertaken in consultation with the Tasmanian Heritage Council, and results from the archaeological investigation informed aspects of the design.
The heritage-listed facade of the Hedberg Brothers Garage on Collins Street is the University of Tasmania entrance at the Hedberg. Built in 1925, it has intrinsic heritage value as an early, unusual and important example of its type.

Colonial Secretary, Van Diemen's Land

George Wilson Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC 2019/1
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 1980

Collection consists of rugby memorabilia and other material relating to the life and work of George Wilson, master of Hytten Hall, the University of Tasmania's first residential college

George Thomas Jamieson Wilson

Franklin Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS16
  • Collection
  • 1838-1923

Letters, diaries and miscellaneous documents relating to both Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin. Many of the papers are only copies (some with omissions). not original, as, according to Rawnsley, after Lady Franklin's death her niece and companion, Sophia Cracroft, selected some papers for publication and had illegible ones copied or extracted and the originals were destroyed. The copies or extracts have been corrected and edited.

John Franklin

Furneaux Islands Aboriginal Settlement

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS40
  • Collection
  • 1899-1928

Collection of papers regarding Aboriginal settlement, genealogical tables and mutton bird industry on Cape Barren Island and Furneaux Islands. Includes a handwritten article entitled "The Furneaux Islands, their early settlement and some characteristics of their inhabitants"· by Edward William Stephens, State School teacher.

Edward William Stephens

Girls Industrial School Hobart Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC G3
  • Collection
  • 1862-1945

Collection consists of management committee records, admissions register and accounts of the Girls Industrial School Hobart, also 2 photographs.

Girls Industrial School Hobart

Friends' School Archive

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC F4
  • Collection
  • 1884-1978

Collection consists of administrative correspondence, annual reports, minutes and financial statements regarding the schools board, and schools administration. Material relating to staff and students including the school magazine, class lists and student activities. Also included are the papers relating to the Hobartville Association from 1888 to 1910 . Also a large collection of early photographs.

Friends' School

Dr George Fordyce Story Collection

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC C7
  • Collection
  • 1821-1878

Collection consists of personal papers, medical case notes and accounts, student notes and exercises, botanical papers which include some correspondence with Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller, copies of electoral returns etc.

George Fordyce Story

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

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

Boyer Lecture : The Spectre of Truganini

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC DX32
  • 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

Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS4
  • Collection
  • 1866-1892

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

Hobart Town Turkish Bath Company

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.

Waratah Weekly News

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS161
  • Collection
  • 1881

File of first newspaper published at the town of Waratah, Mt. Bischoff. Waratah Weekly News, 19 March 1881 to 21 May 1881. Manuscript, duplicated by 'centigraph'

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: 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

Newspapers : Miscellaneous

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS171
  • Collection
  • 1877-1894

Two newspapers - Fiji Times, dated 6 & 10th of January 1877 and The Bulawayo Sketch dated 21 July 1894. Mock cyclostyled paper on a fold of account ruled paper - humourous sketches and adverts.
Note ms. at top 'Byrne (6 )'

Mrs Charles Meredith : a biography

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS37
  • Collection
  • 1950

MA. Thesis, University or Melbourne, 1950. Titled "Mrs Charles Meredith: A biography", by Joan H. Buchanan.

Joan Buchanan

Mining Engineering Drawings

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS175
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Plates from unknown work published by E. Noblet, Liege [Belgium] The plates show drawings of various machinery for coal mining, including carriages, compressed air system, lifts, pumps, digging machines, props, etc. and drawings of mines and coal seams of the mines of the Meuse and Ruhr. Legends at the top of each plate are in French, with English and German translations below the plate.

Port Arthur Plans

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS172
  • Collection
  • 1917

Copies of tracings made in 1917 from old Government plans of the Port Arthur Convict Settlement, mounted on canvas and bound (by Walch's). Photographic copies of tracings, possible made later. The original tracings were stamped "P.W.D. traced 1917", with a number. The copies are not coloured, although descriptions refer to "parts shaded red", etc. Includes military barracks, penitentiary, model prison, block plan of the settlement, Port Arthur church etc.

Letter to John Ingle

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS173
  • Collection
  • 1841

Letter written from Hobart to John Ingle, London:- depression in monetary, commercial and agricultural interests (affairs of Montefiore, Bryant, Hopleys (and their agent Hobbs).
The writer also attempted 'from recollection a sketch [plan] of your property in Argyle and Macquarie streets showing the present improvement' of new wharves reclaimed from the sea and the extension
of Argyle Street cut through Government House gardens , and also the old police office on the corner which belonged to the Gellibrand's trustees but was up for sale, being in a dilapidated state, and
would be a valuable site for shops or stores •
The letter is torn and a piece is missing with the signature, but it may- have been written by Edward Lord.

John Ingle

Cutting Books : Liverpool Mercury

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS170
  • Collection
  • 1842-1850

Cuttings from the Liverpool. Mercury (U.K.) probably compiled by the editor, John Smith, including scraps of editorials, answers to queries, reports of St. Nicholas Vestry meetings, etc. dated 1842 to 1850. Inside cover marked ms. "John Smith, Mercury Office, Liverpool.'"

John Smith

Miscellaneous Newspapers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS169
  • Collection
  • 1827-1929

Collection of newspapers including Tasmanian Illustrated Mail, Illustrated Australian News, The Australasian Sketcher, The Australian, The Bathurst Times and The Goldfields Hiring Chronicle.

Miscellaneous Tasmanian Newspapers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS168
  • Collection
  • 1831-1931

Collection of Tasmanian newspapers including, Colonial Times, The Independent, The True Colonist, Tasmanian Trade Circular, Derwent Star, Hobart Town Punch, Tasmanian Punch Preview, Tasmanian Punch, Railwayiana and 'Happy Thwarts '; 'The Derwent Trumpeter'

Napoleon Bonaparte : Extrait du Moniteur

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS167
  • Collection
  • 1812-1815

Printed bulletins, extracts from newspapers, proclamations dated 1812 and 1815 regarding Napoleon Bonaparte mostly during War of the Seventh Coalition and prior to his surrender July 1815. Most "Extrait du Moniteur" in French.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Rating list for Hobart

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS166
  • Collection
  • 1875

Rating list for Hobart torn out of Hobart Town Gazette 1875 - gives owners, occupiers, rateable value, street by street.

Hobart Town Gazette

Key List of Tasmanian Birds

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS165
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Key List of Tasmanian Birds, with a method for their easy identification by Parker and Morton.
Typed draft of a' pamphlet' bound and interleaved with blank pages and corrected in ink. - eg the addition of 'By Parker and. Morton' under the title and. the alteration of 'I' to 'we' and: 'procured by myself' to
'procured by Capt. Parker R.N.' in the preface. The 'key' is described in the preface as 'meant for those who are not up in scientific terms'. 'The Systematic List of Tasmanian Birds' by Colonel W.V. Legge (1841-1918) was followed and so the 'Key' was probably compiled between 1900-1907 by Capt. Arthur Charles Parker (c1860-1920) and Alexander Morton (c1854-1920) secretary of the Royal Society of Tasmania

Arthur Charles Parker

Notes and extracts from the Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS164
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Birds of Tasmania undated [early 20th cent]. Notes and extracts from the 'Catalogue of Birds in the British
Museum' (London) 1874-1895 of birds which may be found in Tasmania, made by an unknown researcher (? early 20th century) on loose half sheets of foolscap paper (possibly originally in a spring type binder, including diagram of bird and illustrations of eggs and beaks. pages 1-581 (numbered + c. 100 illustrations

Historic English newspapers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS163
  • Collection
  • 1788-1827

English eighteenth and nineteenth century newspapers: The Times, Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, Whitehall Evening Post, London Gazette, Observer and Edinburgh Courant. Covering the death and funeral of Lord Nelson 1805, the battle of Waterloo 1815 (reprint), Coronation of Victoria 1838 and the Coronation of George IV.

Fishes of Tasmania

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS150
  • Collection
  • 1890-1930

An incomplete descriptive loose leaf list of fishes by an unidentified author also 42 ink drawings or diagrams of fish.

Alfred Archer : correspondence

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC A16
  • Collection
  • 1854-1880

Twenty xerox copies of letters received by Alfred Archer. Also manuscript poem 'put me in my little bed'.
Letters received from Alfred Archer’s mother while he was at school with Mr Hawkes, dated December 1854, August & September 1856, February - July 1857 (9 letters):also from his father 16 July 1862, 16 July 1863 (2 letters); sister Ellen, 8 February 1869 & 13 March 1879 (2 letters); brother Harold written during visit of both brothers to U.K., 7 May & 19 September 1878 (2 letters); cousin Alice Archer, August 1877 & January 1880 (2 letters); Joseph Mosman about the cricket club 8 March 1875; Henry H. Tippler, Wellington New Zealand, 23 September 1878.

Alfred Archer

Historical notes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS68
  • Collection
  • 1922-1923

Newspaper article on Robert Mather, 1922, 1923 and undated notes by Charles Meredith copied by Mr. Walker, on biography of Francis Cotton, Gilbert Robertson, William Kermode, Thomas Mason, Dunn family, John Swann, Charles Meredith himself, etc.

Charles Meredith

Gold digging Victoria

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS70
  • Collection
  • 1858

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

Miscellaneous Newspapers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS162
  • Collection
  • 1838-1905

Collection of miscellaneous Australian newspapers: The Record (King Island), Melbourne Advertiser, Commonwealth Gazette, The Colonist, N.S.W.

Salmoniana, Hobart, Tasmania

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS159
  • Collection
  • 1866

Publication entitled 'Salmoniana,' by Barri Couta(pseud.)m June 1866. Humorous verse and sketches concerning the arrival of salmon ova in Tasmania. The names of the commissioners and others have been noted on the sketches in this pamphlet which includes advertisements printed by J. Walch & Son.

Salmon Commissioners Tasmania

British journals, pamphlets and speeches

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS158
  • Collection
  • c1640-1800

Examples of historic British journals, pamphlets, speeches etc. The collection consists of miscellaneous examples and loose sheets, most in poor condition, torn and fragile. Includes, British Mercury, British Journal, London Journal, Flying Post, The Medley, Intelligencer, The Observator, Mercurius Caledonius, Mercator or Commerce Retrieved, The Weekly Journal of British Gazeteer, etc

Exhibition awards

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS157
  • Collection
  • 1855-1888

Certificate of award of 2nd class medal to Tasmanian Executive from the Paris exhibition of 1855 signed by Napoleon Bonapart. Photographic copies of Certificates of award from Sydney and Melbourne Exhibitions to James G. Moir of Hobart for lead shot, 1879 & 1880-1881 & plan of Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888

Miscellaneous items

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS155
  • Collection
  • 1827-1967

Miscellaneous items collected by the Society on various subjects including Egyptian wheat, fungus grub, Hobart floating bridge, Bruny Island, Dunrobin Bridge, Army & Barracks, excursion notes etc.

Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS156
  • Collection
  • 1930-1950

Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings c. 1930 to 1950. Cuttings, formerly in 'information' file, arranged
in alphabetical order of subject. mainly from the 1950s, but also some earlier cuttings.

Narrative of the overland journey

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS154
  • Collection
  • 1842

Microfilm copy of 'Narrative of the overland journey of Sir John and Lady Franklin and party from Hobart Town to Macquarie Harbour, 1842' by David Burn - extracted from Colburn's United Services Magazine, Vol.2-3, June-November, 1843

David Burn

Catalogue of Tasmanian insects

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS153
  • Collection
  • 1875

Catalogue of Tasmanian insects, Tasmanian Museum, Hobart Town, 1875. Manuscript catalogue: number, name and place (all Brighton) in notebook (octavo) Name E. D. Swan?' written in pencil inside cover.

List of Tasmanian Ferns

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS152
  • Collection
  • n.d.

List of Tasmanian Ferns - Manuscript list, bound into quarto volume. Date and author unknown.

Norfolk Island Plans

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS42
  • Collection
  • 1848-1856

Miscellaneous returns, photocopies of plans, and letter etc. relating to Norfolk Island

Illustrated London News

James Backhouse: correspondence

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS58
  • Collection
  • 1831-1838

The correspondence consists of letters addressed to James Backhouse and his companion relating to their missionary journey. Most are from people in official positions thanking the missionaries for their work, acknowledging books and reports, replying to requests for information or offering introductions, help and hospitality and also some discussion of religious matters and references to botany in which James Backhouse was interested.

James Backhouse

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

Testimonial: Dean F.H. Cox

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS115
  • Collection
  • 1873

Two letters dated 1873 relating to a testimonial for Dean Cox - one from Charles Du Cann from Government House

Frederick Holdship Cox

Mary Ann Cox

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS140
  • Collection
  • 1783-1950

Material relating to Mrs. Mary Ann Cox who ran a coach service between Hobart and Launceston

Mary Ann Cox

Proclamation to the Aborigines

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS141
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Copies of Governor Davey's pictorial proclamation to the aborigines, promising equal justice for whites and natives, with modern tracing (Davey altered to Arthur in a modern hand) and another copy with a different heading.

Thomas Davey

Mount Bischoff Tin Mining Company

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS149
  • Collection
  • n.d.

'Mount Bischoff (abstract) - brief history, undated, plus 'Sketch of the proposed trophy for Mount Bischoff
Tin Mining Co'. n.d. pen & wash drawing, stamped: 'R. Flack Ricards, Architect, 14 Elizabeth Street, Hobart.

Mount Bischoff Tin Mine

Tasmanian plants

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS148
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Draft of letter or part of article on Tasmanian plants and the effect of the severe frost in England, 1837-8, as mentioned in a paper by Dr. Lindley; writer unknown.

John Lindley

Views of Hobart

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS146
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Two prints :
(1) View of the country round Hobart Town In Van Dleman's Land. Reduced on zinc from a drawing by Joseph Lycet, in the collection of Professor Buckland at Oxford. Printed by C. Hullmandel, London. N.D.
(2) Architect's drawing of proposed High School, by A. Dawson, printed by T. Browne.

Joseph Lycett

Letter from R. D. Blackmore

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS145
  • Collection
  • 1890

Letter from R. D. Blackmore [Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825-1900) English novelist, author of Lorna Doone] to Mannington Caffyn, on the origin of the title 'Cradock Nowell'. 18 February 1890.
Also letter from E. A. Nowell to Mr Morton [secretary of Royal Society of Tasmania] enclosing Blackmore's letter.

Richard Doddridge Blackmore

Kew 1808

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS143
  • Collection
  • 1808

Botanical notes and list of 'plants from Mr Fischer 1815' in small volume, entitled, ms. Kew 1808'

Friedrich Ernst Ludwig Fischer

Giblin Historical Notes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS142
  • Collection
  • c1923

Notes in aid of a history of the early days of Tasmania by R. W. Giblin, made c.1923
Including copies of records of Van Diemen' s Land 1803 - 1818

Ronald Worthy Giblin

Tombstones in St. David's cemetery

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS138
  • Collection
  • 1922

Typed list of tombstones in St. David's cemetery, Hobart (St. David's Park) dated 1922

St. David's Cemetery

Letters from John Martin

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS137
  • Collection
  • 1849

Copies of letters written by John Martin, June to November 1849 to his brother David, from Dublin, the ship 'Elphinstone' and from Bothwell, Tasmania. Martin was an Irish political prisoner transported to Van Diemen's Land.

John Martin

Land Grant to Henry Hayes

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS136
  • Collection
  • 1805

Grant dated 18 December 1805 to Henry Hayes of 100 acres on the Derwent to be known as Henrietta Farm, to be held for five years free of taxes, rents etc. but timber suitable for naval purposes was to be reserved for the use of the Crown.
Endorsed with transfers: Henry Hayes to Charles William Murray 1811,Charles W. Murray to William Collins 1814, illegible to Joshua Ferguson 1821 and J. Ferguson to Edward Foord Bromley 1825

Henry Hayes

Bishopric of Calcutta

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS135
  • Collection
  • 1814

Photostat and typed transcript of letters patent establishing the Bishopric of Calcutta in the Church of England 1814

Bishopric of Calcutta

Letter written by George Martin

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS134
  • Collection
  • 1836

Letter written by George Martin to 'My dearest Mary' (his wife) and a copy of a 'location' extract of a grant of 800 acres.

George Martin

Account book of Backhouse & Walker

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS133
  • Collection
  • 1832-1838

Microfilm copy of the account book of James Backhouse and George Washington Walker for the years 1832 to 1838

James Backhouse

National Trust Acts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS132
  • Collection
  • 1907-1937

Photocopies of National Trust Acts (U.K.), dated 1907 & 1937

Miscellaneous manuscripts

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS131
  • Collection
  • 1818-1899

Collection of letters and documents presented to the Tasmanian Museum

Miscellaneous single items

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS129
  • Collection
  • 1811-1950

Miscellaneous single items received from various donors.

List of Tasmanian fish

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS128
  • Collection
  • c1870-1876

List of Tasmanian fish by M. Allport (n.d. c1870-1876)
Includes also "List of Tasmanian fish sent to Dr. Gunther, British Museum, per ship "Windward", March, 1874" ; List of Tasmanian
saltwater fish sent to the Royal Museum of National History, Brussels by Mr. Morton Allport, March, 1874" ;"Dr. Gunther's list 2nd
collection", and letters :-British Museum 12 Oct., 1872 ("thank you and Mrs. Meredith for ... 6 plates of Tasmanian fishes. I return them as requested ..." ; 2 May, 1875, report on fish received - a salmo trutta taken in Derwent estuary, having "in its stomach eight anchovies, a diet which will account for the rapid growth of salmonoids in your waters but which will not improve the flavour of their flesh", surprised that Tasmanian anchovies not yet turned to same use as in Europe; whip-tails - macronurus Novae Zelandiae : 8 Apr., 1876 : further report on collection sent - included new genus (No. 18 in list: "No local name. See 40 in book and drawing by Mrs. Allport.

Morton Allport

Hayes Family

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS127
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Typescript of 'Reminiscences of early Tasmanian life by Miss Amelia Hayes, dictated by her father' ? John Hayes. nd.. Also notes and correspondence of the Hayes family by Clive Lord, W.A.T. Hayes, Winifred Terry and others.

John Hayes

Stokell Family Papers

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS126
  • Collection
  • 1844-1910

Letters received by the Stokell family 1844-1910. Letters and copies of letters to the Stokell family, including a copy of a letter from bushrangers Martin Cope, Alexander Reid, John Reubens & James Prendergrass to George and Miss Stokell 1844 and 2 letters from E. H. Scott (1909, 1910). Also printed Poems and hymns by E. H. Scott undated.

Stokell Family

St. George's Society

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS124
  • Collection
  • 1900

Correspondence with Archdeacon Whittington concerning the formation of a branch of St. George's Society,1900.

Royal Society of St George

Harrison Bequest

  • AU TAS UTAS SPARC RS123
  • Collection
  • 1823-1880

Miscellaneous papers and photographs of the Murray and Archer families. Includes some Archer architectural plans, photographs of Circular Head, Tasmania area and collection of carte de visite of unknown subjects by various Tasmanian and Australian photographers.

Robert Lathrop Murray

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