Grant of land at 31 Campbell Street, Hobart to Joshua Fergusson

Arthur, George and Fergusson, Joshua 1827 , Grant of land at 31 Campbell Street, Hobart to Joshua Fergusson , University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania.

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Grant of land at 31 Campbell Street, Hobart to Joshua Fergusson made by his Excellency Colonel George Arthur Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land on the 26th day of March 1827. Subject to the payment of a yearly quit-rent of two pounds payable on the 31st day of January each year.
Joshua Fergusson was a merchant captain who arrived in Van Diemens Land in 1815 and made a number of trading voyages. He became the owner of the brig Jupiter and obtained substantial land grants around southern Tasmania. He died in 1867 at his farm at Tinderbox where he grew tobacco.
31 Campbell Street is the site of the University of Tasmania's new project which will underpin a vision for the state as a leader in the digital, creative and performing arts. This vision includes the construction of a major creative industries and performing arts development, 'The Hedberg', adjoining Hobart's historic Theatre Royal on the 'Wapping 4' site.The project will comprise improvements to the Theatre Royal, and a new University Conservatorium of Music; it will include new performance venues, public spaces and an international research institute.

The target completion date for the project is semester 1, 2019.

Item Type: Other
Authors/Creators:Arthur, George and Fergusson, Joshua
Keywords: University of Tasmania, Special and Rare Collections, land grant, Tasmania
Publisher: University of Tasmania
Collections: University of Tasmania > University of Tasmania Special Collections
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