Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. Hobart Branch


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Tues 20 August 7.30pm General Meeting

VENUE: Sunday School Hall, St John's Park

GUEST SPEAKER: Robert Tanner

TOPIC: Visiting Great Gran Spaulding. A report of a journey from Launceston to Dunalley in 1937 and some of the Spaulding family visited in Dunalley

More for Your Diary

Sat 17 August - 10.30am TFHS Executive

VENUE: Branch Library, Bellerive

Thu 22 August - 2.00pm Library Committee Meeting

VENUE: Branch Library, Bellerive

Tue 17 September - 7:30pm - General Meeting

GUEST SPEAKER: Ged Lagerewski

TOPIC: Ged is the operator of the Tasmania Military Museum in Glenorchy.  He will 'show and tell' some interesting objects from his collection

Thu 19 September - 10.00am Branch Committee Meeting

VENUE: Branch Library, Bellerive

Thu 19 September - 1.30pm DNA Group Meeting

VENUE: St Marks Church Hall, corner Scott and Church Streets, Bellerive

Library Accessions

Library Accessions June 2019

The following items were accessioned during the month of July.


* Aberdeen & North East Scotland FHS; THE KIRKYARD OF ELLON [929.3209412 SMA]



Sargent; J, TALES OF SALES - A window into our local culture & history through advertising [Q659 SAR]

Tyson; P. & T. Eastmen, THE CONVICTS' GOOD PARSON [283.092 EAS]

Computer Disks

Archive CD Books, Australia AUSTRALIAN MEN OF MARK.

* Denotes complimentary or donated item

Digitised records from Libraries Tasmania

Recently Digitised records from Libraries Tasmania, April to June 2019


CON61 Absolute Pardons for Tasmanian convicts

CON62 Conditional Pardons for Tasmanian convicts

CON88/1/1 Tasman's Peninsula - Discharged Prisoner Register

CON89/1/1 Tasman's Peninsula - Discharged Prisoner Register

CON90/1/1 Tasman's Peninsula - Discharged Prisoner Register

CON91/1/1 Tasman's Peninsula - Discharged Prisoner Register


Logs and other journals of ships on whaling and trading voyages, to or from Hobart, collected by Sir William Crowther

CRO82/1/6 Log - Caesar (barque), to Hong Kong - Capt. Edward Woodin

CRO82/1/7 Log - Caesar (barque), to Hong Kong - Capt. Edward Woodin

CRO82/1/8 Log - Caesar (barque), to Hong Kong - Capt. Edward Woodin

CSD7/1/60 Selected file 1476 from Colonial Secretary's Office, General Correspondence (Du Cane) series

POL324/1/3 Register of the Appointment, Transfer, Registration and Dismissal of Members of the Police Establishment

NS829/1/3-5 Hebrew Congregation Minutes (1842-1922)

CSO1/1/60 Colonial Secretary's Office (1244-1267)

HSD274/1/2-3 New Town Infirmary and New Town Rest Home Admission registers

Photographs/Art works

NS3195/1/2 Consignment 2, an additional 2,337 images. Photographs taken by Jack Thwaites, largely in Tasmania. The images include bushwalking trips, wilderness scenery, flora and fauna, coastal scenery and historic buildings in Tasmania

A small selection of pre 1955 images from NS3195/2 are now on Flickr Commons.

LMSS754 Historic portraits. Photographs of prominent Tasmanians, particularly those from the north of the State

LPIC101 Glass Lantern Slides of Early Launceston Scenes

LPIC147/7 Launceston Collection of Photographs of Places, Events, Buildings and General Subjects. An additional 224 images, the seventh consignment, to this series

LPIC81 Clarence Talbot Launceston Photographic Album. Thirty one lantern slides

FCRC Spring Seminar Registration - Sunday, 20th October 2019

Topic : "A more hopeless class of subjects?" Convict Women at the New Norfolk Asylum

Venue : Hobart Town Hall

Our next seminar will explore the lives of convict women admitted to the New Norfolk Asylum. Presentations will include:

• An historic overview of the New Norfolk Asylum

• Stories of convict women admitted to the Asylum.

• The psychiatric impact of solitary confinement.

• Female delinquency and madness in VDL

Registrations are now open. The seminar program and registration details are available on our website

Registration will be $50 (plus 50c Trybooking fee) and must be finalised by Sunday, 13th October.

Regards Dianne Snowden (President) Female Convicts Research Centre Inc