QVMAG: The First Tasmanians-Our story

I finally went into to this new gallery, but unfortunately a dark room with glass cabinets and lots of spotlights is not camera friendly, so I don’t have many photos. The label for the basket above says: Percussion method fire-making kit. Tinder sourced & pumili tirrina (basket) made By Vicki-Laine maikutena Green. French explorers recorded…

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New Launceston postcards!

Cnr of Brisbane and George Streets, Launceston. Blundells is on the corner that now has Holyman House (the big white place with the travel agents that isn’t the Flight Centre). This is before 1912. Larger version The two-storey building on the right is next door to the Princess Theatre which isn’t there (it opened 1911,…

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Photos from plane: Launceston to Melbourne

Just after take-off and plane was headed south so that must be the east of Launceston. The Melbourne to Launceston photos are more interesting. There was much less cloud and the plane went a long way south over a landscape that is quite bizarre from above, also less bits of plane in the photos. (When I…

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A Paper Mache Village for Australia

(Room in a paper-mache villa) Building houses with cards has been a favourite pastime of many a past generation ; but it was reserved for the ingenuity of the present day to construct habitations of paper. Yet of this frail material is manufactured the “village” shown in the accompanying Illustration. Papier-maché has long been extensively…

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Kitchen, Kitchen & Kitchen

Narryna Heritage Museum, Hobart Three kitchens added to 432 Pages, so rather to decided which one to share, I’m linking to them all and you can pick on or two or even all three! Commandant’s House/Carnavon Hotel, Port Arthur Deloraine Folk Museum, with bonus cake mixer

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Bushranger Poem

The seven men apprehended by Mr. Humphrey at Ray’s were tried last Saturday, for Mr. Haywood’s robbery. They were all found Guilty, and sentenced to Death,–which awful doom, we understand, will be carried into effect early in the next week.–We have a full report of this interesting trial, which we are obliged to defer. In…

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Little building, Cnr Wellington & Brisbane St

Cnr Wellington & Brisbane St. Photo source. This seems to have been the “Union School Room” from 1865. if it had other uses and when it was built, it is hard to find. It’s complicated because the Independent Chapel in Hobart is in Brisbane St, so any search for associated words bring up many, many,…

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