On page 10 of Pubs of Tasmania : in search of the Holy Grail
, the authors describe the Hope Tavern in Georges Square, Hobart Town, in which "the crowd is rowdy male with a smattering of women, most taking spirits in the form of rum, gin and arak, some drinking Cape and Madeira wine or imported beer."
..."This is the tavern opened by Francis Barnes in 1808, serving grog and basic food but not providing accommodation."
One of these photos displays part of the swimming pool which appears to be circular in shape.
An archival file
contains a deed between the Minister of Lands and Silver Sands Pty Ltd for November 1977 in which you can find a drawing of a circular shaped swimming pool.
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How can you find photographs and yearbooks to celebrate an anniversary or reunion at Rosetta High School?
The more than 30 photographs available online for Rosetta High School come from the archival series AB713 Teaching Aids Centre Photographic Prints.
The photos display students, classrooms, some of the opening ceremony for the school in 1965, and some staff.
You can find 50 references to newspaper articles from 1995 to 2009.
Also, you can search a newspaper index from 1966 to 1991 under the heading: Rosetta High School.
Note that indexes do not contain the actual articles. Once you have used the indexes to find interesting articles, you can view the newspapers themselves on microfilm, and makes copies, in the Reading Room in Hobart. If you intend to use recent articles such as these in a publication, you will need to seek permission from the relevant newspaper.
You may find especially helpful school yearbooks, magazines, and newsletters. In our collection, you will find a short run of the Rosetta High Yearbook.
You may be interested in particular convict ships to arrive in Tasmania or Van Diemen's Land such as Chapman 1824, 1826; William Miles 1828; and Northampton 1836.
The Surgeon's journals, 1816-1856 are available on microfilm in the Hobart Reading Room.
Surgeons oversaw the welfare of the convicts and the health of the crew. The aim was to keep them as healthy as possible in the conditions. Journal entries vary but can include immunisation lists, sick lists, case histories of patients, date and cause of death, nosological synopsis (or list of diseases or conditions), and general remarks on a voyage.
For example, Marine And Safety Tasmania (MAST) produced a report when the FV Tauronga ran aground off Tasmania in 2002 .
Created in 1997, MAST has taken over the regulatory and safety functions performed by the former Marine Boards.
MAST manages the safe operation of all recreational vessels in Tasmanian waters and of domestic commercial vessels (until July 2017 when the Australian Maritime Safety Authority will be responsible).
Owners of ships, boats or other vessels must report marine incidents or accidents to MAST which may appoint an investigator to prepare an Incident Investigation Report.
Responsible for the licensing of motels and guest houses, the old Tourism Department maintained a
large file about the Anchor Wheel Motel (from 1971 to the late 1980s)
from its beginning as the Shang-ula Motel. The file includes documents about inspections by tourist department officers, complaints, applications for registration, fire safety, alterations, fixing items to comply with regulations.
In the file is a yellow-coloured undated brochure (possibly written late 1980s) about the motel which describes the history as:-
"The Anchor Wheel Motel was built in 1971 and purchased by the present owners, Matt and Marg Osborne in 1981.
Of brick structure, the motel has seven heated, comfortable, fully furnished units with a colour TV in each room, tea-making facilities...
"The Anchor Mine
The Anchor Room Restaurant is renowned for its fresh seafood...
The restaurant is named after the Anchor Mine, a famous tin mine founded about 100 years ago. The Anchor was the largest of many mines in the St Helens disctrict, and employed up to 200 men, who founded towns like Poimena..."
The Tasmanian 99th Regiment consisted of between 130 to 135 Chelsea (or military) pensioners who volunteered for duty in Victoria in 1852 under the command of Captain Blamire. This regiment later assisted to quell the uprising at Ballarat in December 1854.
The following newspaper reports trace the regiment's early progress:-
28 February 1852 - 135 pensioners arrived in Melbourne (in steerage) 28 February 1852.
13 March 1852 - the "main body of the pensioners" [the 99th] were "to be stationed at Mount Alexander."
24 July 1852 – police and 16 of the pensioners under the command of Captain Blamire perform escort duties at Mount Alexander.
Do we have the names of the pensioners?
Yes, a Colonial Secretary's Office file for 1852 contains:- "Nominal list of a detachment of enrolled pensioners who have volunteered and embarked for service in Victoria under the command of Capt Blamire 99th Regiment (Ratable family allowances five pounds 7 and 9 per diem commencing from 1 July)."
CSO24/185 6757 at pages 53 - 57 (on microfilm Z829).
This list is accompanied by a letter from the Victorian Colonial Secretary's Office Melbourne 6th March 1852 sent to the Honourable Colonial Secretary Van Diemens Land. The Victorians acknowledged receipt of a letter from Van Diemen's Land of 12th February 1852 "announcing the embarcation of pensioners in all one hundred and thirty men for the service of the colony; the men arrived safely under the charge of Capt Blamire of the 99th Regiment."
The Nominal List included the following columns of data: Corps/Rank/Name/Families: wives and children under 12/ Rate per Diem.
LINC Tasmania holds government agency correspondence which may refer to sightings of Tasmanian tigers or Thylacines.
Which agency is likely to have documents about sightings?
The Animals and Birds Protection Board was responsible for the protection, conservation and regulation of the wild birds and animals of the State between 1929 and 1971. After 1971, the National Parks and Wildlife Service took up the responsibility.
Within the papers of the Parks and Wildlife Board are two files of correspondence relating to the Tasmanian Tiger:-
AA612/1/59 H/60/34 Tasmanian Tiger [date range 1928-1967]
LINC Tasmania's heritage collection holds books and newspaper items on Tasmanian Tiger sightings. See the Search tips below.
You can read the following online book right now:-
Magnificent Survivor continued existence of the Tasmanian Tiger / by Tigerman.
You can visit LINC Tasmania to hear the following CD:-
Tasmanian tiger Thylacinus cynocephalus : alive & well : new taped interviews of genuine sightings since 1980.
This CD was published in 2004.
There is also a film: Find the Tiger - Tasmanian Tiger Sightings.
There is no viewing copy of this item at present. It may be possible to work out a quote and time-frame for supply if required.
Currently the Mercury newspaper is unavailable online between 1955 and 1997.
To discover and view a full-text Mercury item, you can search our online Tasmanian historical newspaper indexes:
. The earlier index has the following references to the fire under the heading:
Theatre Royal Restoration Medal
1) Medal will play leading role in restoration (illus)
Merc. 22/11/84, p .23
2) Commemorative medals will aid theatre restoration
Merc. 18/12./84 p.22
Several archival series may provide details of your ancestor's employment with the Tasmanian police, including:-
Register of the appointment, transfer, registration, and dismissal of the police establishment
AC486Register of police establishments
You can read the records of these two series on microfilm in the
Hobart Reading Room where staff will be pleased to assist you.
Annotations to Birth, Death and Marriage registers held by the Tasmanian archive and Heritage Office (TAHO) can provide clues to discover your ancestors. In the mid-1900s, researchers annotated original records (using letters and numerals) to assist with locating other BDM records linked to the individuals registered.
For example, the
marriage record for Mary Ann Higgins and Michael Cairns is annotated with
B 541/49 which identifies the
birth record for Mary Ann – registration 541 of 1849.
This then gives you the names for Mary Ann’s parents.
1637/34 D is a reference to a death register in 1934 number 1637. We hold records up until 1933 so we can’t check this one. A family member would need to apply to the
Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages if they wanted to get a copy of this certificate.
While helping to progress a family history search, these annotations are unofficial, unindexed references to documents.
The names of the crew are contained in the Police Investigation file
AD889/1/15 and the names of the officers are contained in the Marine Board of Inquiry file
Firstly, you should check
The Tasmanian post office directory 1890 - 1948.
You can search online year by year, either by location or alphabetically by surname. Since these directories were compiled using the head of the household, if your ancestor was living with her husband, then her name may not appear.
Nurses who were working in Tasmania were required to register with the
Nurses Registration Board (1927-1988) who maintained an (annual)
Register of general nurses engaged in all areas of nursing by their speciality. Nurses may be registered as : Mental, Midwifery, General, Psychiatric, Child Health, Tuberculosis, Mothercraft, Auxiliary, Geriatric or General.
As you have an accurate idea of the dates of her time in Tasmania, you can either search this register by visiting the Hobart Reading Room or, if unable to visit in person, submit an