Collection W2 - T. R. G. Williams Photograph Collection

Index to W2 Scottsdale from Grenda's King Street, Scottsdale from the National Bank State School, Scottsdale Edward's Hotel, Scottsdale Wheelwright Department of E. Williams' Workshop, Scottsdale Railway Station, Scottsdale Scottsdale Waterworks verso : Scottsdale Waterworks Opening of the Scottsdale Waterworks verso : Opening Scottsdale Waterworks Branxholm looking east Arba Tin Mine, Branxholm The lift at Briseis Tin Mine, Derby General view of the Briseis Tin mine, Derby Bullock team carting timber

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T. R. G. Williams Photograph Collection


  • c1900 (Creation)

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1 file of 18 photographs, some duplicates

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Thomas G. R. Williams was a photographer who resided at Scottsdale. He was the proprietor of the Virtu Studio on the corner of King and Victoria Streets, Scottsdale from 1905-1925. He was active in the North East of Tasmania c1889 to c1930 specialising in landscape photography. Many of his photographs appeared in the Tasmanian Mail and he often toured conducting lantern slide shows with his works.

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Donated by Ringwood Historical Research Group, Victoria, 1972

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Collection consists of photographs of the Scotsdale area, Tasmania. Most of these photographs of Scottsdale and district in the early 1900s were published as postcards with the imprint: Real photograph by T.R.G. Williams, Ararat", but two of the Scottsdale Waterworks with post mark date 1907 (1 O & 11) are stamped: T.R.G. Williams, photographer, Scottsdale. A handcoloured postcard by "Wynphotoprint" is also included in the collection.

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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 Oct2019




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