Collection M7 - Midwood Collection

Miss Effie Milne John Turner George Wright Miss Sarah Bignell Government Clerk James White Mr. James Captain Harold Mr. Barnett Nicholas J. Brown Government messenger Grumbleene Remittance  man Messenger at the Public Works Department Mr. Timothy Julian Haywood Buff Scott W. Watchorn Civil Servant Bruce Hood William Grubb Mr. Baker Two Civil Servants W. Baker W. Morling Mr. H. Steinbach Jerry J. Brain Index to M7
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Midwood Collection


  • c1903 (Creation)

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32 framed caricatures of various sizes

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Biographical history

Midwood was employed as a draughtsman by the Public Works Department, but was better known for his caricatures in the Tasmanian Mail and the Critic. He had also spent some years in the U.S.A. and Honolulu, and toured as a guitarist with a musical show in the U.S.A. For more information see :

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Bequeathed to University of Tasmania by E.E. Midwood, son of T.C.W. Midwood in 1972.

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

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Available for research

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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Existence and location of originals

Photograph of Thomas Midwood (1854-1912) with his banjo, from the Weekly Courier, 19 September, 1912, Hobart, Tasmania - held at Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office.

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Wooden carvings by Midwood held Narryna Heritage Museum -

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Held TAHO - Album of Thomas Midwood Ref: NS6759/1/1

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Albums of Gladys Midwood - daughter of TCM -

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HE Aug 2018




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