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Walker, James Backhouse (1881) Photograph of Pressland House, Hobart, Tasmania. [Image] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Photograph from the collection of James Backhouse Walker of Pressland House, formerly J.P. Cowle's School, in 1881. (from notes by J. B. Walker on back of photograph). The building has a sign on the front which reads 'These premises for sale'. (see detail). During the 1840s Pressland House was the home of Mr Cowle's 'Hobart Town Classical and Commercial Academy'. (Craig, Clifford 'More old Tasmanian Prints', Launceston, Foot and Playsted, 1984 p.312). Photographer: A. Winter, Hobart Town - embossed on bottom left corner of photograph - (Alfred Winter had a photographic studio in Bathurst Street, Hobart from 1869-1891). Illustrated advertisement for Pressland House Private Boarding Establishment from Walch's Almanac 1889 indicates a substantial remodelling after 1881.

Item Type: Image
Keywords: Quaker, Religious Society of Friends, Tasmania, Religious history, social history, Australia, James Backhouse Walker, Pressland House, J.P. Cowles School
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: This material is subject to copyright protection. Further dealings with this material may be a copyright infringement. Reference: Tasmanian photographers 1840-1940 : a directory / by Chris Long ; edited by Gillian Winter. Hobart, Tas : Tasmanian Historical Research Association : Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1995.
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2007 01:37
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:24
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2336
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