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.