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Photographs of St George of Ease Chapel, Lachlan, Tasmania

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Jeffery, Molesworth (1892) Photographs of St George of Ease Chapel, Lachlan, Tasmania. [Image] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Photographs taken in 1892 of St. George of Ease Chapel, built in 1861 by Molesworth Jeffrey at Lachlan in the Derwent Valley, Tasmania. The church was destroyed by fire on the 31st December 1930. The photograph shows a Lychgate at the entrance which indicated a burial ground beyond. The term lych evolved from the Saxon word for corpse, and the lych gate was traditionally a place where corpse bearers carried the body of a deceased person and laid it on a communal bier. The priest would then carry out the first part of a burial ceremony under the shelter of the lych gate roof. Royal Society Collection RS 101/6&7.

Item Type: Image
Keywords: Tasmania, van diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, Lachlan, St George of Ease, Molesworth Jeffrey, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Royal Society Collection
Photograph Collection
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A copy of this photograph has been made openly accessible via University of Tasmania’s Library Open Repository. We believe the item to be in the public domain and therefore there are no apparent copyright restrictions that would limit its use. Can you please acknowledge the University of Tasmania Library Special & Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania by including this textual link “Courtesy of UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections and The Royal Society of Tasmania” when using the image as this assists us in making such wonderful images available to you.

Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 06:05
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 05:06
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