Tram

Larger version. Restored tram, belonging to Hobart City Council. First paragraph: TRAM NO. 39 Built in 1917 as a two-man tram. No. 39 was originally operated by both a driver and a conductor. In 1926 it was converted to a one-man tram on which the driver was also required to collect the fares. After about...

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Coach House & Stables

The coach house and stable at Runymede consists of a front room with large double doors where the carriage is and a second room at the back with the stalls, and a wooden addition. There are pegs on the wall of the stable room for tack (I assume) and a regular door in the back...

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St David’s Cathedral, Hobart

Cnr Macquarie & Murray Streets, Hobart. (Murrary St entrance shown above.) Opened 1874, replacing an older building of the same name Building started 1868. Consecrated & opened 1874. Chancel, Sanctuary & Nixon Chapel completed 1891-4 Bell tower completed 1936 North side. Looking back towards the  entrance. Nixon Chapel, commemorating Francis Nixon, first bishop of Tasmania....

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MV Cartela

Cartela was built in 1912, as a steam powered passenger and cargo ferry, operating on the Derwent River and surrounding waterways. There's not many passengers vessels from that era still in existence, and far fewer that have seen continuous service.

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Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart: Part 2

This is a continuation of Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart: Part 1 In the second part, we look at the other side of the building. Note the building on the left that looks like a two-storey house, the very enclosed yard and the cut-off wall on the right. First though, a wonky plan 🙂 It helped me...

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Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart: Part 1

That is place it was built as a chapel and later used as a courthouse. There are a lot of photos, so I am breaking this into two posts. The second part is here. Now it's owned by the National Trust. Have Trust Membership, Will Use. (Home Hill is a NT property too.)

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HMB Endeavour, 2012

Better photos than previous post but without the tour guide spiel. HMB Endeavour, replica of an 18th century collier converted to a navy ship filled with scientists. Today's post is an overview of the ship as you'd encounter it on a visit. The attention to detail is incredible: clothing & blanket are hand sewn, hand...

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May Queen

Restored 19th century ketch (built 1867) Two masts, with the front mast being the taller, both fore and aft rigged.

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