Item 35 - Photographs, postcards, prints and drawings

First Landing, printed reproduction of painting, coloured Entrance to the Derwent The Shot Tower, Brown's River Road Shot Tower & Derwent River Sandy Bay Beach Hobart wharves, steam sail boats Boat Harbour, Hobart Floating Bridge, Derwent River War Memorial, Hobart The Post Office, Hobart The Post Office, Hobart Franklin Square, Hobart Post Office, Murray Street Penitentiary Building , Sarah Island Penitentiary Building , Sarah Island Penitentiary Building , Sarah Island Postcards of prisoner's sentence Postcard of prisoner's pass Port Arthur in  1847 Ruins  of  Port Arthur Penitentiary, Port Arthur Church, Port Arthur Point Puer underground cells, ruined Tessellate Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck Dead Island, Port Arthur Cape Raoul, Tasman Peninsula Buckland church Buckland  Church Arched  doorway,  looking  out Buckland church  porch Buckland church interior Buckland graveyard Gravestone at Buckland church Gravestone at Buckland church Orford:  Prosser  River,  "Paradise" Orford Bridge The old barracks at Spring Bay The old court house and police  office at Spring Bay Dead Island, Spring Bay Triabunna  Boarding  House Mayfield cottages - Buxton Cottages Mayfield -  Oast House Mayfield Mill Mayfield jetty Coastal view: East Coast near Swansea Coast view: East Coast Rocky Hills Rocky Hills Road, old penal station Rocky Hills Road looking towards old penal station Rocky Hills Road: old penal station Rocky Hills:  commandant's  house, now "Thirza" Rocky Hills: convict buildings in distance Rocky  Hills:  ruins Rocky  Hills:  ruins Rocky  Hills:  graveyard East  Coast,  view  from  Rocky  Hills  looking  north The  Schoutens  from  Spiky  Bridge Spiky  Bridge Spiky  Bridge Spiky  Bridge Swansea  Beach Swansea  Beach Kelvedon,  near  Swansea Garden at Kelvedon Kelvedon Kelvedon Kelvedon House and garden at Kelvedon Apsley  house Apsley  house Milton:  old  house,  stone  on  north  side Milton Milton:  the  residence  of  J. Allen Milton:  the  residence  of  J. Allen Glen  Gala House:  brick  house,  croquet  lawn Malunnah Meredith  River,  looking  upstream  to  Cambria Apsley Log Cabin Harbottle's  cottage at Swansea Bluff  Cottage, formerly known as  Harbottle's  Cottage  and Caulfield Cottage Waterloo Point: old commissariat store (ruins) Waterloo Point: old commissariat store Swansea from Waterloo Point Swansea from Waterloo Point Meredith River Bridge near Swansea Floods in the Cranbrook district Cranbrook Bridge Cranbrook Bridge Gala Mill, near Cranbrook Apslawn House Apslawn House Swanwick Swanwick  and the Swan River

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC P1-35

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Photographs, postcards, prints and drawings

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  • 1915-1950 (Creation)

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(1885-1964)

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Dr G.Musgrave Parker (1885-1965) qualified in medicine (M.B. B.Ch.) at Cambridge, U.K., in 1913, and in 1914 he was appointed a medical officer of health in Swansea. From 1915 until 1918 he served with the Australian forces in Egypt and France. On return he served as medical officer for the Kentish Municipality (Sheffield, Rai1ton) 1919-1921; Swansea 1921-1926 and Clarence, 1926-1947, and then joined the staff of the Repatriation Hospital, Hobart, until he retired in 1955. He acted as president of branches of the RSL at Kentish, Swansea and Lindisfarne. He devoted most of his spare time, however, to a study of the history of the East Coast and hoped to write a book on it, but this was never finished.

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Photographs of Swansea and the East Coast of Tasmania , including some photographs taken by Dr. G.M. Parker, himself, between 1915 and 1950 (some with negatives) and others, including some earlier 19th century photographs and picture postcards, collected by Dr Parker from friends etc.There are also one or two drawings or news cuttings.

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