Tasmanian Archives & Heritage @tasarchivesandheritage

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“BOTHER IT!” This act of vandalism on an 1835 land grant deed is quite appalling. We can only speculate about what frustrations led the person to deface an official document with such obscenity. Any ideas? Deeds of Land Grants RD1/1/1 p.279 #archivesofinstagram #tasarchives #historic #research

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Another of our images reposted from @hellohobarttasmania Check out the gorgeous fashions in this #historichobart photo we came across.👒👗 Collins Street, Hobart, 1957. 📸 AB713-1-5567 Tasmanian Archives #hobartandbeyond #tasarchives #archivesofinstagram

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Repost of one of our historic archival photos used by @hellohobarttasmania Old school 🚗 and not a🚦in sight. #historichobart photo of Macquarie Street, Hobart. 📷 AB713-1-5602 Tasmanian Archives #hellohobart #discovertasmania #hobart #tassiestyle #hobartandbeyond

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Golly Miss Gillion, it’s nearly a million! Our index of Tasmanian Names is on track to reach a million names by the end of August (which is Family History Month )! That’s a million stories, a million meaningful records that have been photographed and given personal details, so that you can pop a name into our search bar and discover the lives of people like Miss Gillion here. Map your family history, or someone else’s! Check out the talks, tours and treasures on show in your local library for #familyhistorymonth #nfhm #archives #libraries #discovertasmania #discovertasmanians #hobartandbeyond #amillionnames https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/allport-library-and-museum-of-fine-arts-8036281933 Miss Gillion (or Gellion ) was a season ticket holder for the 1894 Tasmanian International Exhibition. Image: NS738/1/1021

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“neither a pleasant nor a safe country to live in, for the greatest part of the settlers are men who were wicked in their own country, and become still more so here…. The children of such parents are not likely to be brought up to any good … It is better to live among the fiercest wild beasts than amongst wicked and hard-hearted men.” This comes from a fourth year geography lesson in an Irish National Reader (like the one pictured ), which were used as textbooks for public school students in Van Diemen’s Land up until 1885. Check out our blog to find our more about what learning was like for children in this far-flung colony. #schoolholidays #hobartandbeyond #textbooks #tasarchives #archivesofinstagram #librariesofinstagram #archives #150yearsofpubliceducation

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Congratulations to The Mercury newspaper on 165 years in print 📰 🗞 AB713/1/651 Man reading The Mercury newspaper 1952 #newspaper #news #tassienews #tasmania #hobartandbeyond #hobart #themercury #daviesbrothers #archivesofinstagram #librariestasmania #librariesofinstagram #newspapers #tasmanianhistory

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June 2019

🍞🍡🎉Fairy bread was invented in Tasmania! The first mention of bread, butter and 100’s and 1000’s as a party treat was in 1929, as part of an event for the Children’s Sanatorium. This year is the 90th anniversary of this classic party food. The Mercury, 25/4/1929 Photo: Tasmanian Archives, AB713-1-5063 #party #tasarchives #tassie #tasmania #tasmanianhistory #tassiehistory #fairybread #invention @themercuryphotos P.S. 🎉 fairy bread day is celebrated on November 24th. Get your sprinkles ready #fairybreadday

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May 2019

Yes to voting! Your vote has power 🇦🇺🌏🗓📮✏️✅ “The essence of power is the knowledge that what you do is going to have an effect, not just an immediate but perhaps a lifelong effect, on the happiness and wellbeing of millions of people and so I think the essence of power is to be conscious of what it can mean for others” - Bob Hawke Tasmanian Archives : Shall we honour our promise. Vote yes - The Examiner & Weekly Courier 1916 #auspol #ausvotes #election #elections2019 #electionday2019 #tasvotes #australianelection2019 #australianelection #tasmania #taspol #tasarchives #librariesofinstagram #librariestasmania #archivesofinstagram #hobartandbeyond #tassie #launceston

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May 2019

What kinds of books 📚did prisoners, paupers and invalids have to read in 1874? This record shows a list of books that were shared between the Port Arthur Penal settlement, and the gaols, pauper establishments and hospitals in Hobart and Launceston. A display opening on Tuesday 21 May in the Reading Room tells about reading habits in 1874 and includes examples of early books from the State Library collection. A special display of items from State Library, Archive and National Archive collections will be in the History Room between 1.pm and 3.pm on 21 May. #libraryandinformationweek2019 #tasmanianheritagefestival #portarthurhistoricsite #statelibrary #statearchives #nationalarchives #heritage Tasmanian Archives: List of books; CSD/1/60 file 1476

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May 2019

‘There was nothing mother liked more than being taken for a walk’ Happy Mother’s Day👩‍👦‍👦🤱🏽🤰🏻👵🏻 📷Tasmanian Archives: AB713/1/5830 #mothersday #mums #tasarchives #librariesofinstagram #librariestasmania

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April 2019

"Torn from my coat I'm sending to thee this war worn piece of Old Khaki. With luck and love from one alone, to thee my love and the Dear old Home" The story of this scrap of fabric, and its sender's journey through two wars is now up on our blog. Link in our bio. Tasmanian archives: NS6321/1/1

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April 2019

All our libraries will be closed from Friday 19 April to Tuesday 23 April for Easter and Thursday 25 April for ANZAC Day Robert Rollings, son of Jack Rollings and Topsy Rollings née Dodge with white rabbit. (NS1553/1/466, Tasmanian Archives )

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April 2019

Our thoughts are with Paris as they face the damage to one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Curzona Louise Allport, Notre Dame - Paris. Ca.1896 (HA680 ), ALMFA, SLT #notredame #paris #allportmuseum

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April 2019

Something is brewing in the Allport gallery. The Allport will be closed from 15-24 April in preparation for Feeling Blue - a new exhibition about colour and emotion in colonial art. * Mary Morton Allport: River Derwent from the verandah, Aldridge Lodge, 1840. ALMFA, SLT #allportgallery #discovertasmania #hobartandbeyond #art #tasmanianart

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March 2019

📚📯150 years of public education in Tasmania📯📚 We have just published the first in a series of blogs on the history of education in Tasmania in recognition of the anniversary of the Public Schools Act. The first blog in the series is something of a prologue, considering the Orphan Schools which took in children of convicts and the poor. These were harsh institutions in which children were exposed to abuse, corruption and disease. Link in the bio. @tasgoveducation #150yearsofpubliceducation #orphanschool #archivesblog #tasarchives Image : Bowring, Emily Stuart, Orphan School, Hobart (circa 1858 ). Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, State Library of Tasmania

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March 2019

This Harmony Day we stand with our New Zealand neighbours to celebrate diversity and kindness. When we learn about different cultures we gain knowledge, develop empathy and discover common values. This photo from our archives shows school students performing a Pacific islander's dance in 1969 (AB713/1/11207 ) #harmonyday2019 #harmonyday #TheyAreUs #LibrariesTasmania #tasarchives #hobart #tasmania #tasmanianschools #education #tasmanianeducation #newzealand #diversity #diversityandinclusion #hobartandbeyond #librariesofinstagram #archives

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March 2019

"Eight hours work, eight hours sleep, and eight hours recreation" - Brigham Young Eight Hours Day (or Labour Day as it is called outside Tasmania ) commemorates the granting of an 8 hour work day for Australians. Tasmania adopted the eight hour working day in 1874. Tasmanian Archives: The distribution of Jones' I.X.L. jam on the 8 hours Anniversary Day [drawn by T. Midwood] #LibrariesTasmania #labourday #eighthoursday #tasmania #tasmanianhistory #tasarchives #tasarchivesandheritage #publicholiday #librariesofinstagram #archivesofinstagram

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March 2019

Stunning photo by @redrobinretro of our very photogenic main stairwell 😍 Thanks for visiting and capturing the beauty of our building. #LibrariesTasmania #librariesofinstagram #statelibraryoftasmania #statelibrary #architecture #woodpaneling #hobart #tasmania #hobartandbeyond #buildingsofhobart #tasarchives

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March 2019

So we've clearly started something 😃 The 91 Murray St stairs seem to be a real favourite for our followers. But what other features of our building to you folks love? Visit us and share you pics 😊 Thanks for visiting Barb @straightlinesgirl #91MurraySt #hobart #hobartandbeyond #LibrariesTasmania #librariesofinstagram #archivesofinstagram #archives #tasmania #architecture

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February 2019

Fantastic shot of the Hobart Library foyer @ 91 Murray Street. Thanks for visiting us @pea_and_potato 😊 #LibrariesTasmania #hobartlibrary #tasarchives #hobart #hobartandbeyond #murraystreet #librariesofinstagram #archivesofinstagram

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February 2019

Photograph - Fanton and Valentine Garage cnr Argyle and Melville Streets PH30/1/6783 Do you see what I did there? 😄 #oldhobarttown #vintagemotorcycles #valentinesday2019 #tasarchvies ❤🚵💐

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February 2019

Back to the daily grind of making packed lunches for many of us as schools across the state have returned for the year. Bonfire building may have been on the curriculum for many of these students at the Triabunna State School on Tasmania's East Coast in 1918. PH30/1/7409 - Triabunna School children #Tasmanian #oldschools #schooluniforms #librariestasmania #tasarchivesandheritage #tasheritage

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February 2019

"We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” ― Henry David Thoreau [View of the Organ Pipes with gum trees in the foreground] c.1870 #Tasmania #tasmanianwilderness #tassie #tasarchivesandheritage #tasarchives #LibrariesTasmania #wilderness #gumtrees #organpipes #nature #naturephotography #tasmaniannature #hobartandbeyond

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January 2019

Stay safe everyone, today is going to be a tough one for many Taswegians. Brave and hardworking women and men are out in the smoke and heat trying to keep us safe. These gents were doing the same in 1940 as part of the Hobart Fire Brigade 🚒 AC350/1/2 World War 2 Hobart Fire Brigade Auxiliary firemen. Auxiliary Fire Brigade No 7 Patrol North Hobart. L-R - J Dwyer, R Moore, James Johnson, J W K Newbold (Leader ), n Davies, K White & C Houge. #bushfires #tassieweather #tassie #tasarchives #archivesofinstagram #LibrariesTasmania #librariesofinstagram #tasfireservice #tasfire #fires #hobartfirebrigade #firefighters #hobartandbeyond #hobart #southwesttasmania #southerntasmania

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January 2019

Hobart's newest bridge is finally becoming a reality this #FlashbackFriday - so here is a stunning image of that other famous Hobart bridge, the Tasman Bridge c.1970 🌏🌁🚧🌞📆 AA193/1/2760 Hobart -Tasman Bridge #hobartandbeyond #hobartcity #tasmanbridge #bridges #remembrancebridge #LibrariesTasmania #tasmanianarchives #Hobart #archivesofinstagram #archives #librariesofinstagram #tasmania #tassie

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January 2019

Happy New Year followers 🌞 After a short break from the socia media world, the @tasarchivesandheritage team are back for 2019. We have lots of exciting treasures to share with you, and don't forget to share with us - - using the hashtag #tasarchives ↪ Mrs Crowther on a beach c. 1920 from the W.L.Crowther Library, Tasmanian Archives #tasarchives #tasarchivesandheritage #LibrariesTasmania #crowtherfamily #tasmanianhistory #hobartandbeyond #tasmania #archivesofinstagram #librariesofinstagram

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December 2018

🎄📖 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 📖🎄 from the @tasarchivesandheritage team. Thank you to all our followers for their shares, likes and comments. It's such fun to share our unique and special collections with you all. So many exciting treasures to share in 2019......stay tuned 🎨📚⏳🌏 NS2267/1/1388 Launceston Cox Bros department store #tasarchives #Tasmanian #tasmania #launceston #tasarchivesandheritage #coxbros #christmas #christmasdecorations #tasmanianhistory #archivesofinstagram #LibrariesTasmania #launcestonhistory

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December 2018

🎄Festive windows at the Kitchen Store, 99 Elizabeth Street Hobart circa 1950s NS3732/1/44 Kitchen Store founded by Bill Levis and Bill Duke first opened their doors 1 September 1927 at 47 Murray Street. By March 1930 a second shop opened at 25 Liverpool Street. Bill Levis and his family briefly lived upstairs. In June 1931 a second shop opened down the street at a larger and more central location at 90 Liverpool Street, next door to F. Colman, Chemist. In June 1932 the Murray Street store moved to 90 Liverpool St. as well. A move to 53 Murray Street saw them arrive and settle just in time for a major fire. 19 December 1933 a fire started in the store next door. The fire came across and up the back of Kitchen Store - the roof collapsed and a lot of stock was lost. Bill Levis bought out Bill Duke in 1934. In 1955 99-101 Elizabeth Street was purchased; two buildings pulled down and newly-built premises were opened April 1956. After the death of Bill Levis, his son Kevin managed the shop until 1977. After a large disposal sale, the property has been rented to other proprietors.

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December 2018

"Summer afternoon -summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language" - Henry James 🌞🌞🌞 AA193/1/2787 Sandy Bay Beach 1970 #hobartandbeyond #tassieweather #tasmania #archivesofinstagram #LibrariesTasmania #quotes #henryjames #henryjamesquote #summer #tasmaniansummer #sandybay #sandybaybeach #1970s #librariesofinstagram #librariesofinstagram #librariesofaustralia #sunshine #beaches #beach #tassiebeaches #tassiebeachlife #tasmanianhistory #tasmanianbeaches

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November 2018

#flashbackfriday #fbf It's not quite snowing on the streets of Hobart, but with the constant drizzle and occasional downpours, we definitely need to follow the example of these #flashback ladies ☔🌈🌁🌂 AB713/1/685 Hobart under snow, two ladies walking #archives #archivesofinstagram #tassieweather #tasarchivesandheritage #LibrariesTasmania #libraries #hobartandbeyond #Tasmania #tasmanianhistory #oldphotograph

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November 2018

"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him." G.K. Chesterton Photograph - Hobart - Town Hall - Peace celebrations, 12 November 1918 NS869/1/58 #LestWeForget #worldwar1 #armistice100 #amisticeday #amisticeday2018 #worldwar1centenary #history #Tasmania #tasarchives #tasarchivesandheritage #LibrariesTasmania #warquotes #remembrance #remembranceday2018 #hobartandbeyond #peace #warandpeace

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