Hobart 1879

Hobart 1878

Not strictly speaking a photograph but definitely almost photographic in its detail.

This pictorial map of Hobart in 1879 by A.C. Cooke is an invaluable resource for researchers and writers. It gives an idea of the life of Hobart at the time – buildings that no longer exist such as the Campbell Street Gaol, unpopulated areas that have now been built over, a good sense of the working port.

The map was originally published in The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil (10 May 1879 pp.23-5) and was accompanied by a short written description of the city.

A high quality copy may be downloaded for private research/study from the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office.



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