Top 106 Historic Buildings originally listed by the Tasmanian National Trust (1976)

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  • "The National Trust in Tasmania has a Classification knowledge base for heritage listing in Tasmania (which) work has been carried out by the organisation for 45 years with 4,850 listings on the National Trust register up to 1998.
  • "Records of this database were provided to the Tasmanian Heritage Council in Tasmania, for no fee, as the starting point for the Tasmanian Heritage Council register."
    Australian Heritage Database
    Australian Heritage Database
  • "The (Tasmanian Heritage) Register contained 5,277 pro rata listings - when compared with other states Tasmania holds the most quantity of heritage sites worthy of registration for classification and heritage protection." - PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION SUBMISSION 2005
  • This list has been rescinded by the Tasmanian Government.
    • " Following recent legislative changes, the following heritage lists have been rescinded with no remaining statutory requirements:
    • • National Trust list (in Tasmania)
    • • The Register of the National Estate (maintained by the Australian Heritage Commission)."
    • See [Q&A Sheet Heritage Tasmania] - Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995

What comes after this?

Australian Heritage Places Inventory
Australian Heritage Places Inventory
The Australian Heritage Register, also referred to as the Register of the National Estate holds 2301 Tasmanian properties.
Heritage of Tasmania
Heritage of Tasmania
The National Trust has published books on each Australian State with their listings such as The Heritage of Tasmania, which is an authoritative illustrated Register of the National Estate in Tasmania.

How many properties are listed (numbering restarts frequently), or the correlation with the National Register, are questions still to be answered. In heritage parlance, these are the Grade A buildings, possibly Grade B.
  • Properties in heritage precincts graded A1, A2 or B are assessed as 'significant' buildings within the context of the heritage precinct. Properties in heritage precincts graded C are assessed as 'contributory' to the built form attributes of the heritage precinct.[1]
  • The Australian Heritage Places Inventory list for Tasmania numbers 6,850 records, including 2301 listed on the Register of the National Estate. (4549 extra).

  • There are 845 Federation homes in this list. This list is my main focus.

  • Then there are three valuable older books which I am working through as listed below:

    Tasmanian Heritage Register
    Tasmanian Heritage Register
  • Tasmania maintains a list of heritage on the Tasmanian Heritage Register, but apart from a one-line listing, the information held there is opaque, eg:
    • How many properties are listed?
    • Which are Federation properties?
    • Will the list be much reduced in five years time?

  • One way or another I am working to make a definitive illustrated description of Tasmanian built heritage before all this information is lost.
  • Can you help?
    • Please add to the discussion at the bottom of this page.

Table of Contents

Priceless Heritage, Historic Buildings of Tasmania
Priceless Heritage, Historic Buildings of Tasmania

All the Top 106 Properties listed in 1964 by the Tasmanian National Trust

On the next six pages:

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Lake House (1830) TAS
Shene Estate (1851) TAS
Redlands (1825) TAS
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Ross Bridge (1836)
The Grange (1847)
Longford House (1839)
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Eskleigh, Perth (1867)
Buckland Anglican Church (1846)
Hillcrest, New Town (1845)
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Govt. House, Hobart (1857)
Westella, Ulverstone (1885)
St David's Hobart (1893)\
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Murray Street Hobart (1824-1860)
Islington Hotel Hobart (1877)
Sunnyside New Town (1845)
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Nant Distillery
St Mary's College
Streanshalh, Campbell Town
Appendices:
  1. Historic Tasmanian Towns
  2. Historic Tasmanian Architects
  3. Historic Tasmanian Families
  4. Early Architecture of Tasmania

Addenda - Other Outstanding Tasmanian Historic Homes
  1. Westella, Elizabeth St, Hobart, TAS, Australia
  2. Brickendon Estate, Longford, TAS, Australia
  3. Woolmers, Longford, TAS, Australia
  4. Mountford Longford, TAS, Australia

    in Federation Style
  5. Penghana, Queenstown, TAS, Australia
  6. Home Hill, Devonport, TAS, Australia
  7. Fairlawn, 136-138 Elphin Rd, East Launceston, TAS, Australia
  8. Winmarleigh, 55-57 Morris Av, Taroona, TAS, Australia
  9. Arcoona, East Barrack St, Deloraine, TAS, Australia
  10. Ormiston, Strahan, TAS, Australia

All Tasmanian National Trust listed properties in detail

(work in progress)
  1. Southern Region (pages N.T.T.H.R. pages 9-14)
    1. Bothwell (National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 9)
    2. Brighton (National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 10)
      1. Mangalore-Bagdad and the 'Mangalore Heritage Mile'

      2. Elderslie and Broadmarsh
      3. Pontville Village
    3. Bruny (National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 11)
    4. Clarence (National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 12)
    5. Esperance & the Huon Valley (National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 13)
      and 165 historically listed items in detail (National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 14)

  2. South West Tasmania
  3. Western Region
  4. North West Region
  5. North East Region


Priceless Heritage
Priceless Heritage

An Historic Buildings competition was held in Tasmania during the latter half of 1963 and early 1964.

  • The success and wide-spread interest in the competition prompted the publication of the book:
    Priceless Heritage: Historic Buildings of Tasmania by the National Trust of Australia (Tasmanian branch) Platypus Publications 1964.
  • NLA Listing: Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Format: Book; 136p. : chiefly ill. ; 28cm

  • More about the Book Priceless Heritage: Historic Buildings of Tasmania

The Mercury Historic Homes Competition

  • This photographic competition was held in 1963 to mark the 109th anniversary of the founding of the Mercury newspaper.
  • The competition was sponsored by The Mercury and organised by the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) southern region.
The competition had 6 classes:
  1. Best preserved town or country house in Tasmania
  2. Best preserved place of worship
  3. Best maintained privately owned but open to the public property (eg hotel, school, shop)
  4. Best maintained commercial or rural building (eg factory, warehouse, barn)
  5. Best preserved country house for each House of Assembly electorate
  6. Best maintained public building

Which Were the Winners?

Note: The Tasmanian National Trust does not now maintain a publicly available list of Tasmanian Heritage
  • This list hopes to remedy that situation by republishing the properties featured in the Competition:
  • These Top 106 heritage properties are listed in the order they were featured in the book, Priceless Heritage: Historic Buildings of Tasmania, published by Platypus Publications and text and photos by the National Trust of Tasmania. - buy it here
  • Most Title links are to the Australian Heritage Database; Properties below are also linked to their own websites if they exist.
  • Some black and white photographs are from the ehive account of the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) Franklin House 413 Hobart Rd Launceston Tasmania 7250, Australia (Only black and white images are published in the book)
  • While Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID Numbers are shown, no further information is immediately available from Heritage Tasmania unless you enquire by Address or Building ID to: enquiries@heritage.tas.gov.au.

What comes after these Top 106?

The Federal Government maintains most local Govt. properties listed in the Australian Heritage Places Inventory, which is added as a source to the other listings detailed below.

The Heritage of Tasmania (1983)
The Heritage of Tasmania (1983)


(With a lot more work, the lists from these books....)
  1. The Tasmanian National Trust Register of Listed Buildings - The Three Cities of Hobart, Glenorchy and Launceston (1975)
  2. The Tasmanian National Trust Register of Listed Buildings - The Country Towns and Villages of Tasmania (1976)
  3. The Heritage of Tasmania - The Illustrated Register of the National Estate (1983)
    and the National Trust of Tasmania's Heritage Register will be reconstructed for all to see, view and digest online.

All 106 Top Heritage Properties listed in 1964

On page: National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 1


1. Lake House 599 Delmont Road, Cressy, TAS, Australia


2. Shene Stables RA 76 Shene Road,Pontville, TAS, Australia



3. Bowood, Bridport Road, Bridport, TAS, Australia


Macquarie House
Macquarie House

4. Macquarie House 17 Church Street, Ross, TAS, Australia


5. The Courtyard of Redlands & Outbuildings 759 Glenora Road, Plenty, TAS, Australia


6. Eardley-Wilmot Tomb, St. David's Park, Hobart, and Lt-Governor Eardley

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate as St Davids Park Davey Street Hobart, TAS, Australia
    • An elaborate Gothic tomb built in 1850 for one of the two Lieutenant-Governors of Van Diemen's Land to die in the Colony.
    • Possibly part of Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #2288
    • Read all about the Eardley-Wilmot Tomb


7. Salamanca Place, Hobart

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
    • The finest row of early merchant warehouses in Australia; most date from the 1840s.
    • Warehouses 21-33 Salamanca Place Hobart - Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #1928, #1930, #1931, #1932
    • Warehouses 47-89 Salamanca Place HobartTasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #1935, #1938, #1942, #1944, #1952, #1954
    • Read all about Salamanca Place

8. Waddow 11 Brisbane Street, Launceston, TAS, Australia

Conjoined Townhouses
Conjoined Townhouses


9. Conjoined Houses 169-171 St John Street, Launceston


10. Franklin Square Public Buildings Complex Franklin Square Hobart, TAS, Australia

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate


11. Scots Church & Hall 25-29 Bathurst Street Hobart, TAS, Australia


'Plassey', Ross, Tasmania; Orr, Allan; September 1981; TSO00019602
'Plassey', Ross, Tasmania; Orr, Allan; September 1981; TSO00019602

12. Plassey near Ross

  • As authentic a picture as could be obtained of an early house. Built in the 1830s by Bassett Dickson.
  • NOT listed by Australian National Heritage, NOT listed by Tamanian Heritage Register
  • Read all about Plassey


13. Cottages, Napoleon Street Battery Point

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate as Mr Watsons Cottages 6-12 Napoleon Street Battery Point, TAS, Australia
    • Watson is acknowledged as the father of Hobart’s shipbuilding industry
    • Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #1887, #1888, #1889, #1890
    • Read all about Mr Watsons Cottages


14. Clifton Priory, 2 Wentworth Street Bothwell, TAS, Australia


15. Turriff Lodge Hop Kilns Lyell Hwy New Norfolk, TAS, Australia

  • Listed on the Register of the National EstateTasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #1250
  • Read all about Turriff Lodge

16. The Old Hutchins School, now Masonic Club 181 Macquarie Street Hobart, TAS, Australia

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate

17. St Andrews Presbyterian Church High Street Evandale, TAS, Australia


18. Interior of St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Evandale

  • NOT Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • NOT on Tasmanian Heritage Register
  • Read all about the Interior of the Evandale Presbyterian Church

19. The Priory, Davey Street Hobart


20. Richmond Bridge Bridge Street, Richmond, TAS, Australia

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • Australia's oldest bridge, built by convict labour with the foundation stone laid on December 11, 1823.
  • Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #1101
  • Read all about the Richmond Bridge
Richmond Bridge
Richmond Bridge

21. Doorway, Poplarville & Grounds 68 Risdon Road, New Town, TAS, Australia


22. Macquarie Cottage 301 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, Australia

23. Doorway, 'Loscombe', 16 Florence St, Moonah TAS


24. St Johns Anglican Church Church Street, Ross, TAS, Australia

25. Dysart House & Outbuildings, 26 Main Street, Kempton, TAS, Australia

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • This landmark building is by far the largest and most imposing of the numerous 19th century Inns that catered for travellers between Hobart and Launceston.
  • Dysart was built in 1842 by William Henry Ellis as an hotel with the outbuildings erected in 1845.



27. The Anglican Church of St James, 1 Louisa Street Ranelagh


On National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 2

28. Ross Bridge Bridge Street, Ross, TAS, Australia


29. Mona Vale Homestead, Chapel, Cottages & Outbuildings 398 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale via Ross, TAS, Australia

 The Grange High Street,Campbell Town
The Grange High Street,Campbell Town

30. The Grange High Street,Campbell Town, TAS, Australia

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • The Grange, central Tasmania's premier meeting venue catering for government, business and community organisations, is located in Campbell Town. Since opening in October 2007 the owners June Tyzack & Gary Price have welcomed more than 100,000 delegates attending in excess of 6000 meetings and functions.
  • Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #4943
  • Read all about The Grange


31. Cawarra & Grounds 52 Risdon Road New Town, TAS, Australia

32. Gunpowder Magazine and Old Guard House 20 Carriage Drive QUEENS DOMAIN 7000

33. The Cottage 27 Main Street, Kempton, TAS, Australia


Blenheim Bed and Breakfast
Blenheim Bed and Breakfast

34. Longford House & Barn Brickenden Street, Longford, TAS, Australia

35. 27 De Witt Street, Battery Point, TAS, Australia

36. Patriot King William IV Hotel (Former) now Blenheim, 16 High Street Evandale, TAS, Australia


37. St Matthias Anglican Church and Graveyard 431 Windermere Road Windermere, TAS, Australia
  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
    St Matthias Anglican Church
    St Matthias Anglican Church
  • St Matthias Anglican Church, at Windermere, is one of Tasmania’s most beautiful heritage listed churches.St Matthias church is a 'Colonial Gothic picturesque' style church (of early English influence)
    • It is also an important example of the work of architect, Robert de Little, and was one of the first buildings to be consecrated by the Rt Rev. Francis Russell Nixon, first Bishop of Tasmania
    • More about Colonial Gothic picturesque
    • Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #4704
    • Read all about St Matthias Anglican Church

38. Callington Mill Historic Site Old Mill Lane, Oatlands, TAS, Australia

39. Oakington 15 Napoleon Street, Battery Point, TAS, Australia

40. Wingfield 262 Davey Street, South Hobart, TAS, Australia

Cawood and Outbuildings
Cawood and Outbuildings

41. Cawood and Outbuildings 167 Tor Hill Road, Ouse, TAS, Australia


42. Courthouse, Watch House & Hall 54 Bridge Street, Richmond, TAS, Australia

43. St Johns Orphan School (former) now St Johns Park Hospital, St Johns Avenue New Town, TAS, Australia

44. Ivylawn 1260 Westwood Road, Hagley, TAS, Australia
Quamby Managers House, Westwood Rd, Hagley, TAS
Quamby Managers House, Westwood Rd, Hagley, TAS


Quamby Managers House, Westwood Road, Hagley, TAS

Quamby House


45. Franklin House, 413-419 Hobart Road, Franklin Village, TAS, Australia



46. Swanston House and Stables 37 Tower Road New Town, TAS, Australia

47. Runnymede House, Stable & Gates 61 Bay Road, New Town, TAS, Australia
Summerhome, from John Smith Collection-Early dry plates
Summerhome, from John Smith Collection-Early dry plates


48. Summerhome, 2 Hopkins Street, Moonah, TAS Australia


49. Northbury Wellington Street, Longford, TAS, Australia


50. Town Hall, St John Street, Launceston TAS, Australia

51. Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Grounds 94 Bass Highway, Westbury, TAS, Australia

52. Old Criminal Courts Group 98 Campbell Street, Hobart, TAS, Australia


53. The Stables, Entally, Hadspen and Entally House Historic Site 96 Entally Road, Hadspen, TAS, Australia

On National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 3

54. Eskleigh Memorial Home, Perth, Tasmania


55. Bicton near Campbell Town


56. Anglican Church of St John the Baptist Buckland


57. Hillcrest, 10 Boa Vista Road New Town

Government House Hobart
Government House Hobart

58. Government House, Hobart

  • One of the most splendid regal residences in the Commonwealth.
  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • Gallery from the blog On The Convict Trail:
  • Tudor style - The multi gabled facades are given interest by two storey bay windows, 3 towers (2 with castellated parapets) an Oriel window and numerous Tudor style chimneys.
  • Magnificent interiors including main ballroom with high vaulted timber ceilings. Twenty five acre park site within Queens Domain. Stone outbuildings.

59. Spikey Bridge near Swansea

60. State School, Ross

61. Lenna, Runneymede Street, Battery Point

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • A fine merchants townhouse in florid Italianate style, this building is a good example of elaborately detailed high Victorian residential architecture and is of considerable importance to the townscape of Battery Point.
  • In 1971, Innkeepers Limited purchased the property and in 1973, work commenced on the new wing of Lenna. The Architect was Mr Ermin Smrekar of Melbourne.
    • Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #1915
    • Read all about Lenna in Hobart

62. Custom House Hotel, Hobart

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • Strong example of colonial hotel generally in good condition and with simple detailing
  • Built on Hobart’s waterfront for Charles Gaylor and licenced in 1846 it derived its name from the fact that the then Custom House (now Parliament House) is opposite.

63. Anglican Church of St James, Montacute, near Bothwell

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • The Anglican Chapel of St James, at Montacute, a hamlet, was built by Capt. William Langdon in 1857.
  • It is one of the few surviving ‘estate’ chapels.
  • The Montacute family chapel, which cost Langdon a small fortune to build in the 1850s, is still in use today.
Lonah House
Lonah House

64. Lonah, Bass Highway, Penguin


On National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 4

65. Anglican Church of St George, Battery Point

ABC: 3 May 2011, The Anglican Church wants to sell off land next to St Lukes Richmond.
ABC: 3 May 2011, The Anglican Church wants to sell off land next to St Lukes Richmond.

66. Anglican Church of St Luke, Richmond


67. Thorpe Mill, Bothwell


68. Lands and Surveys Dept. Building, Hobart

St Mathew's Church Rokeby
St Mathew's Church Rokeby

69. Anglican Church of St Matthew Rokeby

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • St Matthews Church represents one of the earliest attempts in Australia to create an architecturally correct church in the Victorian Academic Gothic style
  • The Pulpit was originally located within the old St Davids church, Hobart
  • Another item from St Davids is the tracker action pipe organ. The organ was built by John Gray of London in 1824
  • Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #1148
  • Read more about St Matthews Church Rokeby

70. 161 Davey Street, Hobart

The Georgian style lingered long in Tasmania, this house was built in 1860 by James Priest, a publican.
  • This house won the Mercury Historic Buildings competition:Category 4. Best maintained commercial or rural building
  • Read more about 161 Davey Street, Hobart andJack Thwaites, pioneering naturalist.

71. Westella, Ulverstone

Westella Ulverstone
Westella Ulverstone

72. Shearers' Cottages, View Point, Campbell Town

73. 227 New Town Road, New Town

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • Built c.1839 as the country residence for William Rout, a wealthy Hobart ironmonger. (Was one property with 'The Towers')
    • A unique building of Colonial and classical American design by James Blackburn, noteworthy for its two storey porch and gallery section facing south with views of Hobart.
  • The Towers is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #2761
  • The Cottage at 227 New Town Road is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #2689

74. Lenonville Barnes Bay, Bruny Island

75. Memorial Congregational Church, Hobart

Narryna Heritage Museum
Narryna Heritage Museum

76. Narryna. 103 Hampden Road, Battery Point

77. Presbyterian Manse, Oatlands

78. Presbyterian Church of St John, Macquarie Street, Hobart


79. Bellkirk, 79 Davey Street Hobart

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • Built as manse for the Presbyterian church of Saint John (see listing above).
  • Listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #2264 as Bellkirk (former Manse)
  • Read more about Bellkirk, Hobart
Glenelg, Gretna
Glenelg, Gretna

80. Glenelg, Gretna

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • Gretna is the location of three heritage listed locations, all of which were listed on the Register of the National Estate before its Tasmanian removal
  • 'Glenelg' is a fine two storey Victorian Italianate Villa built in 1878 to a design of Henry Hunter. The house has a good hillside setting, and is seen prominently from the road and has been in the Downie family for six generations.
  • Listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #827
  • Read more about Glenelg, Gretna

81. Red Cross House, Hobart

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • Built for Richard Lewis (merchant) by John Cleghorn and Francis Anderson.
  • In 1963 this building was owned by the Tasmanian Division of the Australian Red Cross and housed the Hobart Blood Bank.
  • An excellent example of a Regency style commercial building
  • Listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #2229 as Lewis Building (former Red Cross House)
  • Read more about the Lewis building 53 Collins Street, Hobart
St Davids Cathedral, Hobart
St Davids Cathedral, Hobart

82. Anglican Cathedral Church of St David, Hobart


On National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 5

83. The Gaol, Anglesea Barracks, Davey Street Hobart

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • Commonwealth Heritage List
  • Anglesea Barracks is of exceptional importance in its retention of all but one major building erected since 1814.
    • In this respect Anglesea Barracks is of exceptional importance in demonstrating the design and functioning of military barracks under Governor Lachlan Macquarie in the second decade of the nineteenth century and successive colonial administrations to 1870.
    • Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #2290
    • Read more about Anglesea Barracks, Hobart
Rokeby House, Rokeby
Rokeby House, Rokeby

84. Rokeby House, Rokeby


85. Australia and New Zealand Bank Ltd, 39 Patterson Street, Launceston


86. Public Buildings, Murray Street Hobart

87. The Anglican Church of St Mark, Pontville

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • A very unusual Romanesque church built in 1839-41 to a design of convict architect James Blackburn
  • Built in a distinctive neo-Norman style between 1839 and 1841 by Joseph Moir at a cost of approximately £2,600.

88. Old Illaroo, St Leonards


89. St Michael's Collegiate Church, Macquarie Street, Hobart


90. Islington, 321 Davey Street, Hobart


91. Old Methodist Church, Campbell Town


92. The Portico, Sunnyside, Swanston Street, New Town

Sunnyside, Swanston Street, New Town
Sunnyside, Swanston Street, New Town


93. Town Hall, Macquarie Street, Hobart

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • The Town Hall auditorium seats up to 300 people and is a popular location for meetings, wedding receptions, fairs, concerts, conventions and formal dinners for up to approximately 130 people
    • Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #2466
    • Read more about the Hobart Town Hall
      Parliament House, Hobart
      Parliament House, Hobart

94. Parliament House, Hobart


95. The Anglican Church of St Thomas, Avoca

  • Listed on the Register of the National EstateA number of historic buildings exist in the small town of Avoca, including the St Thomas Anglican Church completed on 8 May 1842, and the parish hall completed around 1850.
  • Most prominent is St Thomas’ Anglican Church (Romanesque Revival style), designed by James Blackburn, who also designed the church at Port Arthur; consecrated on 8th May 1842
    • Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #4880
    • Read more about St Thomas Church, Avoca, TAS


On National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 6


96. The Queen Mary Club, Macquarie Street, Hobart

Welcome to the Queen Mary Club of Hobart
Welcome to the Queen Mary Club of Hobart

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • The Queen Mary Club was formed as a residential social club for ladles In Hobart on 4 July 1910, obtaining patronage from the new Queen Mary.
  • The most sophisticated Italian Palazzo style building of distinguished architect James Blackburn, and his most sophisticated work.
  • Completed in 1843, the building was originally the Bank of Australasia.
    • Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #103

97. Scots Church Hall, Bathurst Street, Hobart

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • 'Scots Church' (previously called St. Andrews Church), Bathurst St, Hobart, Tasmania. Architect JE Adison, built 1834-1836.
  • This is an Early Gothic stone and slate roofed building designed by J.E. Addison, and built 1834-6 with smooth façade and pecked sides, featuring a central tower like parapet and four small spires.
    • Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #6638
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98. Nant Mill, Bothwell



99. St Mary's College, and Presentation Convent, Harrington Street Hobart

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • St Mary's College is a Catholic girls' school established in 1868 by the Presentation Order, which was founded in Ireland to educate poor and disadvantaged children, especially girls.
  • It is important as one of Australia's oldest girls' boarding schools. It is an outstanding landmark in North Hobart and forms a fine group with St Mary's Cathedral.

100. Public Library, corner of Cameron and St. John Streets, Launceston

  • Demolished 1971
  • The Launceston Mechanics’ Institute building was opened 9 April 1860 by the president, Dr Casey.
  • It was Italianate in design, 60 feet long fronting Cameron Street by 70 feet along St John Street, and 45 feet high with two storeys.
  • It featured a reading room, a library, a classroom, a museum and a lecture room on the ground floor, and a laboratory and a lecture hall capable of holding an audience of 700 on the first floor.
    The Mill, 'Mountford', Longford,  Tasmania. c. 1833
    The Mill, 'Mountford', Longford, Tasmania. c. 1833

101. The Mill, Mountford, Longford

102. Brooksby, Pontville

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • Brooksby, Pontville is a two storey stone Georgian house built about 1840.
  • It is thought that it was built just before St Mark's Church of England opposite, and early church services were held in the stone stables.
  • It was built for Lt GB Foster, assisstant police magistrate in the district and with its fine garden is an important element of the historic town of Pontville.

103. Department of Agriculture Offices, corner of George and William Streets, Launceston

  • Penitentiary Remnant Building, 57-59 William St, Launceston, TAS, Australia
  • Twice listed on the Register of the National Estate:
    Penitentiary Remnant Building, 57-59 William St, Launceston, TAS, Australia
    Penitentiary Remnant Buildings, 2 George St, Launceston, TAS, Australia
  • The convict superintendent's house on the corner of George and William Streets still stands as a reminder to the days when it guarded over the penitentiary on this site.
    • Once prisoners were domiciled here of a night and taken out in work gangs during the day.
    • Portions of this site can be traced back to before 1826 when a bonded store was built on site.
    • Tasmanian Heritage Register Place ID #4314
    • Read all about the Penitentiary Remnant Building, 57-59 William St, Launceston
      Streanshalh, Campbell Town TAS
      Streanshalh, Campbell Town TAS

104. Streanshalh, Campbell Town

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate
  • A fine two storey Georgian house built about 1842 by Captain Francis Allison on his original grant of 1822.
  • ‘Streanshalh’ on the Macquarie opposite ‘Winton,’ was inherited by Mr. Athol Nicolson from his father (Norman Nicolson, who died in 1923).

105. The Synagogue, Argyle Street, Hobart

106. Derwent and Tamar Assurance Company Building, corner of Murray and Macquarie Streets, Hobart.

Derwent and Tamar Assurance Company Building, Hobart.
Derwent and Tamar Assurance Company Building, Hobart.

  • Listed on the Register of the National Estate; Corner of Macquarie and Murray streets in Hobart, Tasmania
  • A short walk up Macquarie Street from Franklin Square, this remarkable intersection has a historic sandstone building on every corner.
  • It was once the administrative centre of Hobart and today offers panoramic views down Macquarie Street’s elegant heritage streetscape past the Georgian Ingle Hall , built in 1814, and the Art Deco Mercury newspaper building, to the Cenotaph in the distance.


On National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 7

Appendices:
  1. Historic Tasmanian Towns
  2. Historic Tasmanian Architects
  3. Historic Tasmanian Families
  4. Early Architecture of Tasmania

On National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 8

Addenda - Other Outstanding Tasmanian Historic Homes

  1. Penghana, Queenstown, TAS, Australia
  2. Home Hill, Devonport, TAS, Australia
  3. Fairlawn, 136-138 Elphin Rd, East Launceston, TAS, Australia
  4. Winmarleigh, 55-57 Morris Av, Taroona, TAS, Australia
  5. Arcoona, East Barrack St, Deloraine, TAS, Australia
  6. Ormiston, Strahan, TAS, Australia


On National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 9


The Heritage of Tasmania: Southern Region

  1. Bothwell Historic Town, Tasmania


On National Trust Tasmanian Heritage Register 10


  1. ^ http://www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/files/assets/public/vision/strategic-planning/strategies-and-structure-plans/heritage-strategy/heritage-reference-documents/heritage-gradings/heritage-grading-definitions.pdf