Hobart Town 1878


Barnard, Edwin, Spinning Tops and Gumdrops, a Portrait of Colonial Childhood, National Library of Australia, 2018.
Blainey, Geoffrey, Black Kettle and Full Moon: Daily Life in a Vanished Australia, Viking, 2003.
Gollan, Anne, The tradition of Australian cooking, Australian National University Press, 1978.


‘A Lady’s Trip to Tasmania, being an account of a holiday trip, Dec. 1865 to Jan. 1866.’ Author unknown, presumed a member of the Swyny family. The account includes copies of photographs of Hobart by Samuel Clifford. Manuscript held by State Library of New South Wales (Call No.: MLMSS 588/item 1)
Moyle, Helen, ‘Tasmania in the 19th and early 20th centuries’ Chapter 3 in Australia’s Fertility Transition: A Study of 19th-century Tasmania, ANU Press, 2020.
Robson, Lloyd A Short History of Tasmania, OUP, 1985
Ryan, Lyndall Tasmanian Aborigines: A History since 1803, Allen& Unwin, 2012.


Bolger, Peter, Hobart Town, ANU Press, 1983.
Bolt, Frank, Old Hobart Town Today, a Photographic Essay, Waratah Publications, 1981.
Cahalan, Stephenie,The Queen’s Domain and the people’s temper: Contest for public natural space in urban landscapes’ Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania, September, 2016. Accessed via University of Tasmania Open Access Repository.
Goodrick, Joan, The West Hobart Story, Shearwater Press, 1993.
Clark, Julia, This Southern Outpost: Hobart 1846-1914, Corporation of the City of Hobart, 1988.
Grist, Maria, The History of the Liverpool Street Watch-house: Including Some Interesting Anecdotes, Photos, and References from Newspapers of the Day, 2015.
McCalman, Janet, Vandemonians: The Repressed History of Colonial Victoria, Miegunyah Press, 2021.
Pictorial Portrayal of Tasmania’s Past from Beattie’s Studio
, Winnings Newsagency, 2011.
Scripps, Lindy, The industrial Heritage of Hobart. Volume 1. Historical Study, Hobart City Council, 1997.
Solomon, R. J., ‘Sprent’s Hobart, circa 1845.’ Papers and proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Vol.101, 1967, pp.49-63.
Sprod, Dan, Victorian and Edwardian Hobart from Old Photographs, John Ferguson, 1977.
Wapping History Group, Down Wapping: Hobart’s Vanished Wapping and Old Wharf Districts, Blubber Head Press, 1994.
Queens Domain Cultural Heritage Management Plan Prepared by Austral Archaeology Pty Ltd Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Consultants for Hobart City Council, December 2002.

Mount Wellington

Barnes, Angus, ‘Mount Wellington and the Sense of Place.’ Honours thesis, University of Tasmania, 1992. Accessed via University of Tasmania Open Access Repository.
De Quincy, Elizabeth, The History of Mount Wellington, Mercury-Walch, 1987.
Evans, Kathryn, Fern Tree Park historical research: A report for the Wellington Park Management Trust, May 2014.
Grist, John and Grist, Maria, The Romance of Mount Wellington, The Franklin Press, 2011.
Grist, Maria, The Huts of kunanyi/Mount Wellington, 2018.
A Brief History of the Ice Houses of kunanyi/Mount Wellington, 2016.
A Brief History of the Waterfalls of kunanyi/Mount Wellington, 2016.
A Time-line for the Buildings at the Springs, Mount Wellington: Including some Interesting Anecdotes, Photos, and References from Newspapers of the Day, 2015.
A Time-line for the Pinnacle, Mount Wellington: Illustrated with Photos, and References from Newspapers of the Day, 2015.
A Time Line for the Track Network of kunanyi/Mount Wellington, 2017.
McConnell, A. and Scripps, L. Focus on the Fringe – Layered Use & Meanings in a Natural Context: Wellington Park Historic Heritage Inventory & Audit Project. Volume 2 – Inventory, Place Audit & Plan/Strategy Review. Prepared for the Wellington Park Management Trust, Hobart. Public Access Version. September, 2005,
Taylor, Robert J. and McQuillan, Peter B., ‘Fauna of Mount Wellington.’ The Tasmanian Naturalist No. 116, 1994, pp.2-19.
Perrin, George S., State Reserve at Mount Wellington: Report by George S Perrin, FLS Frs(Tas), Conservator of Forests to the Government of Tasmania, Government Printer, 1887.
The Springs Initial Conservation Policy. Prepared by McConnell, A. (with assistance from L. Scripps), July 2007.

Penal System and Police

Brown, George; Button, David; Mercer, Elizabeth; Mercer, Peter and Rieusset, Brian, The Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site Hobart, National Trust Tasmania, 2007.
‘The City Watchhouse. (By our Own Reporter)’ The Mercury, Friday 18 February 1887, p.3.
Clark Julia (Ed.) The Career of William Thompson, Convict, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, 2009.
Commission into the State of Penal Discipline in Tasmania: Report of the Commissioners with Evidence Taken, and Other Documents, Government Printer, 1883.
Gaol Discipline: Report from the Select Committee, with Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence, Government Printer, 1884.
‘Hobart Gaol and Penal Establishment,’ The Mercury, Saturday 8 July 1882, p.2.
Lynn, Peter and Armstrong, George, From Pentonville to Pentridge: A history of prisons in Victoria, State Library of Victoria, 1996.
‘Our Public Institutions’ – a series of articles published in 1874 in the The Tasmanian Tribune
‘No. IV. – The Gaol and House of Corrections, Campbell Street.’ Published Thursday 26 November 1874, p.3.
‘No. V. – ‘The Female House of Correction.’ Published Friday 11 December 1874, p.3.
Petrow, Stefan ‘Creating an Orderly Society: The Hobart Municipal Police 1880-1898.‘ Labour History No.75, 1998, pp.175-194.
Rieusset, Brian, Inside Hobart Gaol 1882. Compiled by Brian Ruieusset, 2014.
‘Incarceration: Campbell St Prisoners Barracks, Gaol & Penitentiary Chapel.‘ Talk given to the Tasmanian Historical Research Association. Published: 10 December 2020.


Administration of Charitable Grants: Report from the Select Committee, with Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence, Government Printer, 1885.
Administrator of Charitable Grants, Report, Government Printer – Reports from 1877-1886.
Brown, Joan C., ‘Poverty is not a crime’: The Development of Social Services In Tasmania, 1803 1900, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, 1972.
Charitable aid in Hobart and Suburbs: Report, Government Printer – Reports from 1877-1886.
Hobart Benevolent Society, Report, Government Printer – Reports from 1877-1886.
Ragged Schools Association, Report, Government Printer – Reports from 1882-1885.
Royal Commission on Charitable Institutions, Report of the Commissioners, Together with the Evidence Taken, and Various Returns, Government printer, 1871.

Water Supply

Crawford, P. G. and Ryan. K. A., The History of the Early Water Supply of Hobart: the First 100 Years, 1804-1904, The Institution of Engineers Australia, 1988.
Davies, Roy ‘The Mount Wellington waterworks’ The Tasmanian Tramp: Journal of the Hobart Walking Club, No.25, 1984-1985, pp.39-46.
Hobart Mountain Water Supply System Conservation Management Plan (Final report). Prepared for Hobart City Council [by] Futurepast Heritage Consulting Pty Ltd, Hobart City Council, 2012.
Lloyd, Bernard, The Water Getters: How Hobart Quenched its Thirst, Hobart Water, 2008.


Elmes, Simon, Talking for Britain. A Journey through the Nation’s Dialects, Penguin, 2005.
Keesing, Nancy, Lily on the Dustbin. Slang of Australian Women and Families, Penguin, 1982.
Laugesen, Amanda, Rooted: An Australian history of bad language, NewSouth Publishing, 2020.
Mohr, Melissa, Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing, OUP, 2013.
Moore, Bruce, Speaking our Language: The Story of Australian English OUP, 2008.
Richards, Kel, The Story of Australian English, NewSouth Publishing, 2015.
Trudgill, Peter, The Dialects of England, Basil Blackwell, 1990.
Wilkes, G. A., A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms, Sydney University Press, 1978.