Series E - Photographs

Photograph Album - School building Photograph of Hobartville Photograph of Hobartville and surrounds Photograph of classrooms and gymnasium Photograph of dining room Photograph of view of Friends' school from front Photograph of library Photograph of children in a classroom Photograph of  a class of children Photograph of of nine gentleman Photograph of girls in playground Photograph of class in chemistry laboratory Photograph of the staff of Friends' High School Hobart

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  • 1887-1947 (Creation)

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8 albums and loose photographs

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(1887 - to present)

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The Friends' School, Hobart is an independent co-educational Quaker day and boarding school located in North Hobart, a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Founded in 1887 by Quakers, the school currently caters for approximately 1330 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, including 47 boarders from Years 7 to 12. It is the largest Quaker school in the world. For more information see,_Hobart

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Deposited with the University of Tasmania on indefinite loan, for safekeeping in the University Archives store in the University Library, 1974

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Record of students activities, including diaries, school magazines, speech nights and garden parties. A pictorial record of the spirit and progress of the school is provided by an excellent series of photographs taken by the school photographic club, established and encouraged by some of the early masters. There are many photographs of the staff and pupils, boarders and other Friends on picnic excursions, girls playing cricket, boys playing marbles, sports teams, and views of the school inside and out. Many of the photographs were taken in the 1890s. Some were used to illustrate the school magazine School Echoes, started in 1890, which also contained many contributions from pupils describing school activities and topical events

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Access: By authority of the Board of Governors only

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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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