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Sprent's Hobart, circa 1845

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Solomon, RJ (1967) Sprent's Hobart, circa 1845. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 101. pp. 49-66. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

James Sprent's comprehensive survey of Hobart Town was carried out towards the end of an era of rapid population increase. The pattern of occupance and the characteristics of the buildings recorded by Sprent are examined after first tracing the physical growth of the town,to the 1840s. The 1847 valuation of Hobart property is represented cartographically and related to physical and functional factors. Central area functions are analysed in detail and characteristics of commerce, manufacturing and port activity are presented. The persistence of Sprent's Hobart in the 1960s is shown by the assessment of townscape.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 49-66
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 01:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:37
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14255
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