Item 2 - Reports of Hobart Chamber of Commerce 1852-1869

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Reports of Hobart Chamber of Commerce 1852-1869


  • 1852-1869 (Creation)

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1 octavo volume (half bound leather)
• Reports for 1870-1909 missing

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The Hobart Chamber of Commerce was established in 1851, following a meeting of merchants and other business men held on 3 February 1851. Henry Hopkins, a well known Hobart merchant, presided over the meeting, which proposed that merchants, shipowners, ship masters, traders and manufacturers of Hobart Town should form themselves into an association to be styled the Hobart Town Chamber of Commerce to protect and promote their common commercial interests. There were to be 12 directors with a chairman, deputy chairman and secretary who were to meet every month and two general meetings were to be held every year. In 1856 the Chamber was granted the privilege of nominating three of the Wardens of the Marine Board.

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Deposited on indefinite loan in the University Archives 1971, 1984 (items 74, 75 received from State Library 1992)

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Printed reports of directors of the Hobart Chamber of Commerce, including names of officers and members, bound with copies of reports of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce for the years 1854, 1855, 1858, 1859, 1860 & 1869. Also included are Rules and Constitution for the years 1851 & 1854. Printed copies, bound with Abstracts of Council relating to Port and Customs regulations and with Reports
• Half yearly report 1852
• Annual reports 1855-1864, 1869
• Reports for 1870-1909 missing

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Open to bona fide research strudents

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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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HE May, 2018




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