Timeline of Tasmanian Newspapers, to 1899

Tasmanian Newspapers to 1899, in MS Excel format (xls). Showing availability online, as of 8 August 2016 (last update). In an attempt to keep it simple, names changes are only noted when there’s a significant change. Changes to a title involving the place name are noted in brackets.

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Marriage Act

Launceston Advertiser, 16 August 1838 LAUNCESTON: Thursday Morning, August 16, 1838 The Marriage Act was passed on Tuesday the 7th last., after much ineffectual opposition on the part of Chief Justice Pedder and Mr. Gregory. The latter put in the following protest against the measure : — Mr. Gregory’s reasons for dissenting from the resolution…

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Sydney, 2

First post here. Sydney has some interesting buildings. Actually, Sydney has a lot of interesting buildings, tall ones and big stone ones and just interesting ones. So here some photos of them. I have a lot of photos of this place (former Dept of Lands building) on Bridge St. A big sandstone stone building, with…

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Sydney, 2015

Some photos of Sydney. I think I’ll post them in the order they were taken, except where it makes more sense not to, because it’s simpler and then they sort of form a story and I have some hope of remembering what they are 🙂 So four days makes four posts (and maybe some individual…

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ANZAC Day 2015

5.40 am Westbury. Village green on the left. RSL hall on the right. 6 am The army cadets are doing duty as the catafalque party.

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Brain trade in?

Brain is throwing tantrums. “Don’t want to work on research paper. Can’t do it. Too hard. Too Hard. TOO HARD.” “How about I just read a few things and make notes?” “TOO HARD.” “Just one article?” “TOO HARD.” “But it’s about–” “No. Want to write.” “But every time I try, you start stressing out about…

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Brixhibition 2015

Just inside the door were two bridges, this one is Kings Bridge, over the South Esk River at the Gorge. And this very long one is Tasman Bridge, Hobart

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Sunday

Today being March 1 means I have survived February. Yay. Also, one month of Journal. Not a lot of posting here, but that’s OK. It’s just for when I want to, not because I have to. Today I went to Esk Market with Mother. That was fun. Brought some very “organic” apples, Akane, and some…

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Douglas: the town that wasn’t

Crown land sale! 25 April 1877 TOWN OF DOUGLAS, NINE MILE SPRINGS. Section A. Lot 1. 1 rood. Upset price £5. Fronting on Sholto and Bruce-streets, bounded by Lots 2 and 11. Lot 2. 1 rood. Upset price £5.. Fronting on Bruce-street, adjoining Lot 1. Lot 3. 1 rood. Upset price £5. Fronting on Bruce-street,…

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Lefroy: the rise and fall and rise and fall of a gold town

Lefroy, population 2000. Once upon a time. Gold was found at Nine Mile Springs at various times, maybe even the first place on the island where it was found, but an 1869 discovery was the find of significance. (I think it was alluvial gold, being the sort you pick up off the ground/out of rivers…

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