Country Houses of Tasmania

Country Houses of Tasmania

'The homes you enter in this book are private. Unless you are part of their inner circle you might not have even known they existed,' write Georgia Warner and Alice Bennett.

Author: Georgia Warner

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741764222

Category: History

Page: 224

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Tucked into the folds of Tasmania's wild landscape is an array of beautiful historic homes from a time when life was simpler and grander - and perhaps more of an adventure. The early pastoral settlers of Tasmania were a hardy and eccentric bunch: young men out to make their fortunes; struggling families hoping for a fresh start; and feisty women wanting to make their own mark. From the landed gentry to convicts who'd won their freedom, these men and women created an antipodean England in the elaborate Georgian and Victorian mansions they built. Alice Bennett and Georgia Warner have collected together the stories of these houses, and of the people who have passed through them over the years. As the new colony thrived, fortunes were made and many of the homes featured in Country Houses of Tasmania signalled the New World's wealth with their sumptuous furnishings - from Carrara marble to Italian porcelain, Minton caustic tiles, the best Berlin metal and French moire wallpaper. In the twenty-first century these houses which have been largely lost on the Australian mainland - remain as brick-and-mortar reminders of the past. Many of today's owners are descendants of the original builders, and all are dedicated to the preservation of that hidden architectural heritage. 'The homes you enter in this book are private. Unless you are part of their inner circle you might not have even known they existed,' write Georgia Warner and Alice Bennett. So the next time you glimpse a Georgian chimneypot over the top of a high hedge in rural Tasmania, or view a stately pile off in the distance down a tree-lined drive, open Country Houses of Tasmania and you will know what rare treasures lie inside.
Categories: History

Living in History

Living in History

Living in History tells some of these stories through sumptuous photos of Tasmania's most historically and architecturally significant buildings, complemented by text that transports the reader back in time and takes them through to the ...

Author: Georgia Warner

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742694153

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 922

Tasmania's first European settlers were a diverse and eclectic lot-men and women from all walks of life who ended up cast together in a far-flung colony at the end of the world, where adversity was commonplace but opportunity abounded. From former convicts to the highly privileged, they forged their own ways in Van Diemen's land - as farmers, traders, publicans, whalers, businessmen, politicians and more. As they, along with the colony, prospered, they built places of residence and business that stand today as a testament to the quality of Tasmania's early craftsmanship, the wealth of some of its first European residents, and their desire to recreate a piece of home in their new surrounds, no matter how hostile the environment. Tasmania is blessed that so many of these buildings are intact today. Some have been in the same families since the 1820s, others have been saved from ruin or converted into homes after previous lives as anything from hop kilns to coach houses and public schools. All have fascinating stories to tell that reflect the diversity of those early settlers, the adversities they faced and the opportunities they harnessed, as well as of the characters that inhabit them today. Living in History tells some of these stories through sumptuous photos of Tasmania's most historically and architecturally significant buildings, complemented by text that transports the reader back in time and takes them through to the present, where the current generation of homeowners is literally living in history.
Categories: History

Victoria and Tasmania being a portion of Australia and New Zealand

Victoria and Tasmania  being a portion of  Australia and New Zealand

But the country gentlemen , almost all of whom were originally squatters , have
fixed their homes about the colony , and have built their houses , — not exactly
after the English fashion in regard to architecture , because the climate is of a ...

Author: Anthony Trollope

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600039475

Category:

Page:

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100 Country Houses

100 Country Houses

1 ACTON PARK, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA PRESTON LANE ARCHITECTS PTY
LTD WITH INTERIA Acton House is located on the northern edge of a broadacre
rural property in the heart of Acton Park, Tasmania. A row of pine trees lines the ...

Author: The Images Publishing Group

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781864703320

Category: Architecture

Page: 324

View: 290

This richly illustrated volume showcases the best of contemporary rural residential architecture from the world's most innovative architects. The homes featured in 100 Country Houses: New Rural Architecture range from traditional to experimental, exempli
Categories: Architecture

My Home in Tasmania During a Residence of Nine Years

My Home in Tasmania  During a Residence of Nine Years

bank on the south side of the house flows a winding creek , the outlet of the
Meredith River , gleaming and shining along ... rather pleasantly , the feeling of
loneliness and isolation that generally pervades colonial country - houses , which
are ...

Author: Mrs. Louisa Anne (Twamley) Meredith

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0006489363

Category: Tasmania

Page:

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My Home in Tasmania during a residence of nine years

My Home in Tasmania  during a residence of nine years

bank on the south side of the house flows a winding creek , the outlet of the
Meredith River , gleaming and shining along ... rather pleasantly , the feeling of
loneliness and isolation that generally pervades colonial country - houses , which
are ...

Author: Mrs. Charles Meredith

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018020205

Category: Tasmania

Page:

View: 158

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Beautiful Accommodation in Victoria and Tasmania Australia

Beautiful Accommodation in Victoria and Tasmania  Australia

Tasmanian Index by Property Name Acton Cottages , Hobart ( Acton Park ) 280
Orana House , Hobart ( Lindisfarne ) 285 ... Stanley 302 Piermont Retreat ,
Swansea 275 Brickendon , Longford 262 Plovers Ridge Country Retreat ,
Lilydale 261 ...

Author: Jennifer Lamattina

Publisher: The Invermay Press

ISBN: 095857555X

Category: Bed and breakfast accommodation

Page: 344

View: 627

The discerning guide to beautiful places to stay in Victoria and Tasmania including B&B¿s, small hotels, beach houses, cottages, eco retreats, apartments and day spas.Sixth Edition 2005
Categories: Bed and breakfast accommodation

Statistics of the Colony of Tasmania

Statistics of the Colony of Tasmania

Tasmania. Statistical and Registration Dept. POPULATION - continued .
NATIONALITY . Country where born . Number . ... 99,328 RETURN of Occupied
and Unoccupied Houses and Stores , and Unfinished Houses in TASMANIA on
the 7th ...

Author: Tasmania. Statistical and Registration Dept

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064640269

Category: Tasmania

Page:

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A Handbook to the Colony of Tasmania

A Handbook to the Colony of Tasmania

In 1857 there were 6,760 stone or brick houses , and 8,258 wooden ; and 745
were uninhabited . ... The country is studded with their mansions , houses , and
farm buildings , which , in many instances , are of the most substantial and
superior ...

Author: Frederic Algar

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017614396

Category: Tasmania

Page: 16

View: 141

Categories: Tasmania

Heaven s Command

Heaven s Command

There were the delectable country houses of Tasmania, built to a square simple
Georgian of finely-dressed stone: rectory sort of buildings, Gainsborough
buildings, with their big sash windows, their whitewashed dairies, the lovely oaks
and ...

Author: Jan Morris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571265961

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 712

Jan Morris tells the epic story of the rise of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to her Diamond Jubilee in 1897. In this celebrated masterwork she vividly evokes every aspect of the 'great adventure', ranging from ships and botanical gardens to hill stations and sugar plantations, as she traces the impact of empire on places as diverse as Sierra Leone and Fiji, Zululand and the Canadian prairies. The Pax Britannica Trilogy also includes Pax Britannica: The Climax of an Empire and Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat. Together, these three works of history trace the dramatic rise and fall of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. Jan Morris is also world-renowned for her collection of travel writing and reportage, spanning over five decades and including such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, A Writer's World and most recently, Contact! 'How many professional historians can write books that give so much pleasure? This is a book planned by an architect, fitted together by a craftsman, and polished by a cabinet-maker.' Sunday Times
Categories: History

Journals of the House of Assembly with Appendices

Journals of the House of Assembly  with Appendices

Tasmania. Parliament. House of Assembly. Number . 12 పలు --- అంటే 21 5
1 52 73 18 6 143 10 11 99,328 RETURN of Occupied and Unoccupied Houses
and Stores , and Unfinished Houses in TASMANIA on the 7th February , 1870 .
Description of Houses , & c . ... Country where born . Number . Country where
born .

Author: Tasmania. Parliament. House of Assembly

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:096167939

Category: Tasmania

Page:

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The Experience of Forty Years in Tasmania

The Experience of Forty Years in Tasmania

One who wishes to see this part of our fair little island of Tasmania to the best
advantage , has only to take his seat in the ... and through a country studded with
villages and farm - houses , he will find himself at the clean and well - built inn in
 ...

Author: Hugh Munro Hull

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018020291

Category: Tasmania

Page: 84

View: 790

Lecture on the capabilities of Tasmania -- Tasmanian court at the Crystal Palace.
Categories: Tasmania

Proceedings

Proceedings

... in settling in Tasmania ; for , although originally it was no doubt a convict
settlement , I believe in no country in the world ... door ; he need not keep up any
domestic guard , as I believe it is necessary to do in many country houses in
England .

Author: Royal Colonial Institute (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105014148220

Category: Colonies

Page:

View: 866

Categories: Colonies

Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute

Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute

... in settling in Tasmania ; for , although originally it was no doubt a convict
settlement , I believe in no country in the world ... door ; he need not keep up any
domestic guard , as I believe it is necessary to do in many country houses in
England .

Author: Royal Colonial Institute (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89097406169

Category: Colonies

Page:

View: 394

Categories: Colonies

Proceedings

Proceedings

... in settling in Tasmania ; for , although originally it was no doubt a convict
settlement , I believe in no country in the world ... door ; he need not keep up any
domestic guard , as I believe it is necessary to do in many country houses in
England .

Author: Royal Commonwealth Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B588102

Category:

Page:

View: 784

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My Home in Tasmania

My Home in Tasmania

ness ana isolation that generally pervades colonial countryhouses , which are
most commonly built each in or near the ... instance the river , separating a large
farm from a little one , has attracted the owners of both to place their houses near
it ...

Author: Mrs. Charles Meredith

Publisher: New York : Bunce

ISBN: NYPL:33433082445853

Category: Tasmania

Page: 370

View: 571

Categories: Tasmania

Buildings of Empire

Buildings of Empire

The colonial structures of New England, elegant Georgian squares in the
Caribbean, Gothic piles in India, and the fine stone country houses of Tasmania
are testament to British imperial expansion. So, too, are road, rail, irrigation, and ...

Author: Ashley Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199589388

Category: Architecture

Page: 317

View: 467

An exciting journey to thirteen buildings that capture the essence of the British imperial experience, painting an intimate portrait of the biggest empire the world has ever seen: the people who made it and the people who resisted it, as well as the legacy of the imperial project throughout the world.
Categories: Architecture

Tasmania

Tasmania

Government of Tasmania Timeline for Government in Tasmania Before
colonisation Tasmanian Aboriginal nations governed according to their ... It is an
example of a Victorian era country house and is one of the largest of its style in
Australia.

Author: Linsie Tan

Publisher: Redback Publishing

ISBN: 9780994624758

Category: Tasmania

Page: 32

View: 247

Isolated from the rest of Australia for thousands of years, the island of Tasmania is a haven for unique wildlife. Its World Heritage wilderness area covers about a quarter of the state. Find out what caused the Tasmanian tiger to become extinct, and how Tasmania is now protecting its native plants and animals. Then read about the connection between Hobart, Antarctica and the first man to reach the South Pole. - Aboriginal history and culture - Maps, timelines, statistics - Historic illustrations - Covers geography, history, economics, government - Biographies of notable people - Australian Primary Curriculum
Categories: Tasmania

Journals and Printed Papers of the Parliament of Tasmania

Journals and Printed Papers of the Parliament of Tasmania

12 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING : RE - APPOINTMENT OF JOINT
COMMITTEE . ... the House of Assembly , and to request its concurrence therein :
Resolved , That a Joint Committee of both Houses be appointed , with power to
send for ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:E0000090605

Category: Tasmania

Page:

View: 616

Categories: Tasmania

New Homes for the Old Country

New Homes for the Old Country

Storm Bay , Tasmania , 56 . Stringy - bark , 210 . SUGAR , WINE , AND
FEATHERS ( CHAP . XXIII . ) , 213—222 . Sugar , its cultivation in Queensland ,
50 , 439 . Sugar beer , 226 . “ Sugarloaf , ” common name of places , 141 .
Summaries ” of ...

Author: George Baden-Powell

Publisher: London : R. Bentley

ISBN: UIUC:30112082608362

Category: Australia

Page: 512

View: 825

Very general account of Aborigines, chap. 46.
Categories: Australia