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Lantern Slide and photograph of plan of early Hobart Town, from a survey done in 1804-1805, showing later alterations, Van Diemen's Land.

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Walker, James Backhouse Lantern Slide and photograph of plan of early Hobart Town, from a survey done in 1804-1805, showing later alterations, Van Diemen's Land. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Lantern slide from the collection of James Backhouse Walker of a map/plan of early Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land. The plan also appears in James Backhouse Walker's paper 'The Founding of Hobart, by Lieut.-Governor Collins' read to the Royal Society of Tasmania 14/10/1889. In this he describes the plan, "I am indebted to my friend Mr. Mault for a beautifully executed plan, which shows very clearly the original features of the ground, and the position of the first camp, and also indicates the alterations which have since taken place. It is taken from a survey made by Surveyor-General Harris in 1804-5. The original plan was discovered many years ago in the Lands Office at Sydney, and was presented by the New South Wales Government to our Lands Department. The Deputy- Commissioner of Crown Lands, Mr. Albert Reid, kindly presented me with a tracing of it." Lantern slide thought to have been prepared by J.W. Beattie (1859-1930) whose studio locations were in Elizabeth Street, Hobart from 1891-1920, Murray Street from 1921-40 and Cat and Fiddle Arcade, Hobart, until 1994.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Quaker, Religious Society of Friends, Tasmania, religious history, social history, Australia, James Backhouse Walker, Hobart, lantern slide, photographer, John Watt Beattie, studio, Van Diemen's Land, map
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: 21 Feb 2008 23:12
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:29
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/3197
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