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Images of Tasmania as collected by Colin Dennison : University of Tasmania Library Special & Rare Collections With digital objects
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Wrest Point Hotel 1952

Photograph depicts forecourt of Wrest Point Hotel, Sandy Bay, showing front door with decorative masonry, with five dolphins, ship with St George Cross atop front door. Man in brown uniform standing alongside a Holden FX with dark body paintwork a...

Hal Wyatt

Wynyard Regatta 1957

Colour photograph, taken from eastern bank of Inglis River, depicts four yachts sailing, breakwater on opposite bank, with small child running in sand on foreground riverbank.

Hal Wyatt

Andersons Chalets Port Sorell 1959

Colour photograph depicts two small children running on gravel path near fibro (fibrous cement sheet) accommodation block, in a bush setting at Port Sorell, 1959.

Hal Wyatt

A & P Roller working in Launceston

Colour photograph of Aveling & Porter Limited steam roller, working on levelling flat area of gravel and sand opposite City Park, Launceston, off Cimitiere Street. Three motor vehicles visible in background.

Hal Wyatt

Albino wallaby in backyard

Colour photograph of an albino wallaby sitting near building rubble in a yard lined with a timber paling fence.

Hal Wyatt

Asters growing at Wynyard

Colour photograph of flowers (asters) growing in paddock of deep red soil. Windbreak of pine trees in background.

Hal Wyatt

People climbing on A & P Roller

Colour photograph of Aveling & Porter Limited steam roller, wheels set in concrete, beside mature apple tree, with people climbing on wheels and driving platform.

Hal Wyatt

Astor at finish line of Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race

Colour photograph shows yacht with spinnaker hoisted, sailing on Derwent River, the Astor, purportedly in 1962 Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race, photograph quite possibly taken in 1961, 1963 or 1964 race when the craft took line honours.

Hal Wyatt

Casino Tower

Colour photograph of Wrest Point Casino tower, looking upwards from base of building

Hal Wyatt

A & P Roller driving on road

Colour photograph of Aveling & Porter Limited steam roller, with green and red trim, ‘Marshall’ on canopy, travelling on bitumen road.

Hal Wyatt

A & P Roller at Franklin House

Colour photograph of Aveling & Porter Limited steam roller, parked on lawn at Franklin House, Franklin Village, Hobart Road, south of Youngtown.

Hal Wyatt

After the yacht race

Colour photograph of yachts moored at Hobart waterfront, after a yacht race, masts, rigging, sails being stored by crew on yachts, including Southern Myth and Defiance.

Hal Wyatt

Astor in Derwent River

Colour photograph shows yacht Astor, on Derwent River, with dinghy in tow; Mount Wellington shrouded in low cloud behind; other yachts under sail in background.

Hal Wyatt

Stone cottage with shingle roof

Colour photograph of stone cottage at Callington Mill, Oatlands, with weatherbeaten timber shingles, surrounded by wire mesh and paling fence around small garden, with nearby livestock pens.

Hal Wyatt

A & P Roller in Roundhouse

Colour photograph of Aveling & Porter Limited steam roller inside Inveresk railyards roundhouse, Launceston, 1964.

Hal Wyatt

Machinery at Launceston Show

Colour photograph shows men sitting on hay bales amid farm machinery display at Launceston Show, near Webster Woolgrowers sign and W logo.

Hal Wyatt

Locomotives at Western Junction

Colour photograph shows two C Class steam locomotives with red livery, at Western Junction station, figures on platform, people in background taking photographs

Hal Wyatt

Aveling & Porter Traction Engine

Colour photograph shows restored Aveling & Porter traction engine, parked in paddock, 1970, painted green, with distinctive prancing horse logo on front of boiler tube

Hal Wyatt

Centenary train steams into Relbia Station

Colour photograph depicts red C Class steam locomotive, steaming on line approaching Relbia Station railway platform, near Launceston, between Western Junction and Inveresk. The words: ?CENTENARY TRAIN 1871-1971? emblazoned on front of boiler.

Hal Wyatt

Ag Contractors on road 1972

Colour photograph of steam-powered farming equipment arranged in single file in a paddock, including steam engine and harvest equipment.

Hal Wyatt

A & P Roller with Baler 1972

Colour photograph of Aveling & Porter Limited steam engine, painted green, towing yellow and red baler in a paddock with people and other machinery on display.

Belt-driven baling with steam engine

Colour photograph shows how a belt is connected to drive wheel of a steam engine and a baler, at a demonstration held near central arena at Elphin Showground, Launceston, also set up for sheepdog trials

Hal Wyatt

Interview with Colin Dennison

  • Collection
  • 2018

Interview with Colin Dennison dated 25th August 2018. Interview conducted by Ben Ross (www.oralhistorycompany.com) concerning Colin’s lifetime of collecting photographs, postcards, stamps and other historical resources. Colin donated the collectio...

Ben Ross

King River Gorge, Mt Lyell Railway

The image appears on a printed playing card (7 of Spades) with legend in text at the bottom. The cards were part of a tourism promotion campaign by the Northern Tasmanian Tourist Association, printed and distributed just after the Great War (World...

View of the All Nations Hotel, Zeehan, Tasmania

Image is likely sourced from a newspaper or publication as it shows title at the bottom: Roe's All Nations Hotel, Zeehan. It also identifies the photographer and states "Sands & McDougall Ltd Collotype". The view is very early a...

Bishop-Osbourne

Icicles near the Springs 1986

Colour photograph taken near the Springs of man dressed in red beside road to Mount Wellington, with icicles dangling from the vegetation after a snowstorm

Snow plowing on road to Mount Wellington

Colour photograph of Post Master General Department Jeep equipped with front-mounted and rear-mounted snowclearing implements moving snow and ice from road on Mount Wellington, 1960

At the Yacht Club

Colour photograph shows yachts at Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and cars parked beside waterfront

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

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

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 E...

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 ...

Hal Wyatt

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