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Kings Meadows [Baptist Fellowship and Church]

  • Corporate body
  • 1953-1975

A Kings Meadows Baptist Fellowship was formed on 18 February 1963 and the church was constituted in October 1961, but was closed in December 1975

Lachlan Macquarie

  • Person
  • 1762–1824

Lachlan Macquarie (1762-1824), governor, was born, according to a note in his own hand in a family Bible, on 31 January 1762 on the island of Ulva in the parish of Kilninian in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. His father, Lachlan Macquarie, was a cousin of the sixteenth and last chieftain of the clan Macquarie. According to local tradition Macquarie senior was a carpenter or miller; certainly he was a tenant of the Duke of Argyll, leasing the small farm of Oskamull in Mull which he was too poor to stock himself and therefore shared with two other tenants. His own part of the farm he shared with his son-in-law, Farquhar Maclaine, a tradesman. It is not known when he died, but in August 1785 Macquarie paid a mariner a pound to buy a headstone for his grave. For more information see :

Launceston City Council

  • Corporate body
  • 1853 -

Launceston was proclaimed a municipality by an Act of Parliament on October 30, 1852. The proclamation came 47 years after the area then known as Patersonia, had been settled by a British garrison lead by Lieutenant Colonel Williams Patterson. Seven Aldermen were elected to the Launceston Town Council in January 1853, at the first Local Government elections held in Van Diemen's Land. Aldermen elected the first Mayor, Alderman William Stammers Button, later that day at the first meeting of the Town Council. For more information see:

Laura Hull (née Allison)

  • Person
  • 1858-

Laura Ann Race Allison daughter of Francis (Frank) and Mary Ann Allison (nee Williams) of Sandy Bay married Hugh Synnot Hull, 10 January 1880 by Rev James Scott of St John's Presbyterian Church Hobart, at the Allison home in Sandy Bay

Lawrence John Hayns

  • Person
  • 1894-1970

Lawrence John Hayns (1894 -1970) was born in the U.K. and served in the army during the Great war. He married Mary Magaret Crane in 1921 in Leicester. A book of his notes on wool, cotton and principles of weaving and knitting suggests that he might have been apprenticed there to a textile or hosiery business. In the 1920 's he migrated to Tasmania as an
orchardist. He also worked as a stockman to a George Town Butcher, as a ploughman, at Kellsall and Kemp's Factory, Invermay, and finally was a lighthouse keeper. In 1951 he was head keeper of Swan Island light house. His son Maxwell Ernest (1924-1948), attended Launceston Grammer School, joined the RAAF in world War II and was killed in a car accident in 1948.

Leonard George Holden Huxley

  • Person
  • 1902-1988

Sir Leonard George Holden Huxley (1902-1988), physicist and vice-chancellor, was born on 29 May 1902 at Dulwich, London, eldest son of George Hambrough (or Hamborough) Huxley, and his wife Lilian Sarah, née Smith, both schoolteachers. George’s grandfather was the uncle of Thomas Huxley. Although he carried with him throughout his life many attributes of his English heritage, Leonard considered himself very much an Australian; he spent more than three-quarters of his life in this country, including his formative years. His parents migrated to Australia in 1905. Following a brief sojourn in Western Australia, the family moved to Tasmania, where they were to remain. For more information see:

Leonard Rodway

  • Person
  • 1853-1936

Leonard Rodway (1853-1936), botanist and dentist, was born on 5 October 1853 at Torquay, Devon, England, thirteenth child of Henry Barron Rodway, dentist and inventor of the Rodway life buoy, and his wife Elizabeth, née Allin. Educated at Birmingham and in the Thames Marine Officers' Training Ship, Worcester, he spent three years in the mercantile marine before turning, after illness, to a family tradition in dentistry. Training at Middlesex Hospital, London, he gained the licentiateship in dental surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1878 and migrated to Queensland. In Brisbane on 19 May 1879, with Presbyterian forms, he married Louisa Susan Phillips, a dentist's daughter. They settled in Hobart Town next year.

Rodway was registered under the first Tasmanian Dental Act 1884, and practised in Hobart until 1923, acting as honorary dental surgeon at the Hobart General Hospital in 1890-1922. He is, however, chiefly remembered for his interest in botany, another family tradition. He devoted his spare time, energy and financial resources to preparing an exhaustive catalogue of Tasmania's native and naturalized plants: he made many field trips, described many new species and built up a comprehensive collection of specimens. Between 1892 and 1928 he presented scientific papers, principally to the Royal Society of Tasmania to which he was elected in 1884, and published The Tasmanian Flora (Hobart, 1903), a standard reference for forty years, Some Wild Flowers of Tasmania (Hobart, 1910) and Tasmanian Bryophyta (Hobart, 1914-16). For more information see

Lindsay Crawford

  • 1926-2017

Lindsay Dinham Crawford OAM (1926-2017) lived on the family farm in the north-west until the age of nine, when he moved to Hobart to attend the Hutchins School. His father built a house backing onto Lambert Reserve, where Lindsay developed his lifelong interest in flora and fauna while hiking in the bush. His father’s health forced a move to Western Australia where Lindsay completed his education at Scotch College in 1944. After the family’s return to Tasmania the following year, he studied science at the University of Tasmania and graduated BSc in 1948. He went on to further study in entomology at Sydney University, before starting his first job as Biologist at the Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston.
He was an active member of the Launceston Walking Club from 1950-55 as secretary, contributor to the Skyline magazine and walks leader. He also began his long involvement with the Youth Hostels Association (YHA) – volunteering and assisting in the formation of a Tasmanian branch.
Those interests continued in Victoria. Joining the Victorian National Parks Association in 1960, he was a highly regarded member who made submissions and wrote to newspapers advocating for the protection of national parks, including the creation of the Alpine National Park. He received the Order of Australia Medal in 2001 for service to the community – particularly through the Victorian YHA.

Liverpool John Moores University

  • Corporate body

Liverpool John Moores University (abbreviated LJMU) is a public research university in the city of Liverpool, England. The university can trace its origins to the Liverpool Mechanics' School of Arts, established in 1823.[3] This later merged to become Liverpool Polytechnic. In 1992, following an Act of Parliament, the Liverpool Polytechnic became what is now Liverpool John Moores University.[4] It is named after Sir John Moores, a local businessman and philanthropist, who donated to the university's precursor institutions. For more informatio : and

Louis Augustus Triebel

  • Person
  • 1890-1985

Professor of Modern Languages at UTAS from 1943-1956. His academic career commenced at University College, London where he specialised under the direction of Profesor John George Robertson in the German Theatre of the Renaissance. He emigrated to Sydney in 1926.

Louis Lempriere Dobson

  • Person
  • 1871-1934

Louis Lempriere Dobson (1871-1934) studied jurisprudence at Oxford University , under H. Duff, and graduated B.A. He was admitted a barrister of the Middle Temple, London, in 1894 and admitted as lawyer in Hobart in 1895. He was in practice with the firm of Dobson, Mitchell and Allport.

Louisa Ann Meredith

  • Person
  • 1812-1895

Louisa Ann was born on 20th July 1812 at Edgbaston near Birmingham daughter of Louisa Ann Twamley, nee Meredith and Thomas Twamley .
Louisa Ann distinguished herself as an authoress, publishing her first book at the age of twenty one. In 1839 she married her cousin Charles, and shortly afterwards the couple sailed for Tasmania. Here Louisa Meredith continued her literary career and wrote and illustrated many books based on her life in Tasmania, until her death in 1895. She had four children:

  1. George Campbell (1840- ) married Elizabeth Jillett
  2. Charles Henry (1841-1842)
  3. Charles Twamley (1844-1888)
  4. Owen (1847-1927) married Eliza Jane Windsor
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Louisa Ann Twamley

  • 1769-1840

Mother of Louisa Ann Meredith (nee Twamley)(1812-1895) , sister of George Meredith (1777-1856) and wife of Thomas Twamley (1757-1834), miller and corn inspector.

Louisa Meredith

  • Person
  • 1808-1890

Married John Bell ( - 1842) they had four children

  1. Sabina Letitia (1833-1905) married Theophilus Vaughton-Dymock
  2. Louisa Sarah (1834-1909) married Patrick Maxwell
  3. George Meredith (1836- ) married Margaret Robertson
    4 Emily Maria (1837-1922) m. Riners Mantell

Lucy Charlotte Benson

  • Person
  • 1860-1943

Lucy Charlotte Benson (1860-1943), musician, was born in Hobart. She studied singing and piano, and, aged ten, was the organist in three churches each Sunday. She sang in many concerts, and was considered to be 'one of the best teachers of voice production' in the colonies.
Lucy Benson managed, directed and conducted light operas, produced most of Gilbert and Sullivan, and was possibly the first Australian female conductor of opera. In 1905 her choir won the Commonwealth championship at the famous Ballarat competitions, returning to a civic welcome in Hobart. Benson's musical career flourished alongside her duties as a wife and mother to six children. Her close involvement in Tasmanian musical activities, both religious and secular, spanned fifty years. She was still organist at St Mark's, Bellerive at 83, just before her death. For more information see: &

Lucy Violet Hodgkin

  • Person
  • 1869–1954

L. Violet Hodgkin, daughter of Thomas (1831-1913) and Lucy Ann (nee Fox) Hodgkin (1841–1934) and wife of John Holdsworth. Lucy Violet Hodgkin came from a long line of Quaker ancestors. She was born in 1869 in Northumberland, the eldest of the six children of Thomas and Lucy Fox Hodgkin. Her father was a prominent Friend, co-founder of the Quaker bank of Hodgkin, Barnett, Pease and Spence, later amalgamated with Lloyds Bank, and an eminent historian. Lucy Violet was her father’s favourite and shared his love of literature. As she said later, 'He and I lived our real life in the book world.' By the age of ten she was reading his proofs and seemed much older than her brothers and sisters. Her sister Lily wrote, 'In one way Violet was like an only child, it was "Violet and the children" always.'
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Lyndhurst Falkiner Giblin

  • Person
  • 1872-1951

Political economist, born on 29 November 1872 in Hobart, son of William Robert Giblin, barrister, and his wife Emmely Jean, née Perkins. Educated at The Hutchins School, Hobart, and University College, London, he entered King's College, Cambridge, in 1893, graduating senior optime (mathematics and science) in 1896 (M.A., 1928). Late in 1919 Giblin was appointed Tasmanian government statistician.
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Lyne Family

  • Family

The Lyne family, William, Sarah and five children, arrived in Hobart in 1826, and received a 1500-acre land grant on the east coast, named Apsley (later Apslawn). Gradually their stock of sheep and cattle increased, despite problems with lack of water and fear of Aborigines. Their son John continued at Apslawn, and his eldest son Sir William Lyne became Premier of New South Wales and a member of the first federal cabinet. Apslawn passed out of the family, with some family members acquiring farming land along the east coast, and another of John's sons, Carmichael, acquired the property Riccarton at Campbell Town. His son Crosby turned Riccarton into a top wheat-producing property, was warden of Campbell Town, and a keen horse enthusiast. Descendants still own Riccarton.

Over almost two centuries, the Lyne family have not only been prominent pastoralists, but have provided federal, state and local politicians, and leaders in agricultural activities ranging from the Tasmanian Farmers, Stockowners and Orchardists Association to Landcare.

Malcolm Peter Crisp

  • Person
  • 1912–1984

Interested in libraries, Crisp served (1956-77) as chairman of the Tasmanian Library Board, overseeing extensive development of the State’s library administration. He represented Tasmania (1958-82) on, and was chairman (1973-82) of, the Australian Advisory Council for Bibliographical Services. A founding member (1960-71) of the council of the National Library of Australia, he was chairman in 1971. He was president (1964-66) of the Library Association of Australia. In 1963 he visited North America on a Carnegie Corporation of New York travel grant to study specific aspects of law and library administration. The LAA presented him in 1977 with the Redmond Barry award for outstanding service. In 1980-83 he was on the interim council of the (National) Museum of Australia, Canberra. For mor information see:

Malcolm Spenser Gregory

  • Person

Malcolm Spencer Gregory, BA. BE. PhD. D.Eng. F .I.C.E., M.l.E. (Aust), was appointed lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Tasmania in 1956, he became Senior Lecturer in 1959 and Reader in 1966.

Margaret Beale

  • Person
  • 1809–1879

Margaret Beale ( née Grubb) taught adolescent women on subjects such as “English, French, Latin, drawing, and needlework.” Beale also accepted a few select male students. She conducted her lessons at the Friends meeting house in Hobart

Margaret (Gunn) Allison

  • Person
  • 1800-1868

Margaret Elizabeth daughter of William Gunn (1800-1868) and Frances Hannah (Arndell) of Sorell and Glen Dhu, Launceston). Married in Henry Allison in 1852, auctioneer and alderman of Launceston and son of Capt. Francis Allison of Streanshalh. After Henry's death (c 1862) Margaret took her four children (William Race (Willie) (1854-1931), Isabel (Issie), Frank (1858-1936) and Amy to live with her parents at Glen Dhu.

Margaret Sturge Watts

  • Person
  • 1892-1978

Margaret Sturge Watts (1892-1978) née Thorp, welfare worker, was born on 12 June 1892 at Everton, Liverpool, England, fourth of five children of James Herbert Thorp, medical practitioner, and his wife Anne Sturge, née Eliott. The family traced its Quaker membership back to the seventeenth century. Margaret attended South Liverpool Corporation School, the Mount School, York, and Woodbrooke College, Birmingham; known as Peg, she was a tall girl with light-brown hair and dark-blue eyes. In 1911, aged 19, she accompanied her parents when they were sent on a two-year mission by the Society of Friends in England to advise Tasmanian Quakers about the consequences of the Australian Defence Act of 1909. They decided to remain; her father practised as a locum in Queensland and her two brothers also settled in Australia.

Like her co-religionists, Margaret Thorp was a pacifist. During World War I she helped Cecilia John and Adela Pankhurst establish (1916) a branch of the Women's Peace Army in Queensland, becoming its honorary secretary; she was also busy with the Children's Peace Army. Unusually articulate, she held open-air meetings from Rockhampton to Mount Morgan. She showed 'much courage in the fight against conscription': at one rally she was knocked down, kicked and thrown out, before returning by another door. Increasingly she was drawn to the 'Revolutionary Pacifists'. Under surveillance by military intelligence from 1917, she was seen as 'a full-blown Red Ragger and revolutionary'.

To 'gain more knowledge about factory conditions', in 1916 Margaret Thorp had worked for three months in Johnson & Sons' boot factory, Brisbane, and conscientiously tried to live on 12s. 6d. a week, 'but often on a Friday would call myself a fraud and have a good meal in town'. In November 1918 she was appointed an inspector of factories and shops. She went to Britain in March 1920. Fluent in French and German, she was accepted by the Friends' War Victims Relief Committee. She served (1920-21) with Quaker teams under the British Red Cross Society in Berlin and in 1921 reported on the famine in the Volga provinces of Russia where an Englishman, Arthur Watts (who she'd met previously at the first Australian Freedom League conference in Adelaide in 1913), was in charge of the Quaker relief until he contracted typhus. Returning to Australia in October, she lectured in every State for Lady Forster's Fund for Stricken Europe.

Appointed welfare superintendent at Anthony Hordern & Sons Ltd's department store in mid-1923, Margaret Thorp organized physical culture, music and dramatic societies. While an executive-member of the Young Women's Christian Association for two years, she was a founder (with Eleanor Hinder) and president (1923-28) of the City Girls' Amateur Sports Association. She represented the C.G.A.S.A. on the National Council of Women of New South Wales and was convener (1923-26) of the council's standing committee on trades and professions for women.

Having raised the money to bring Watts to Sydney, Margaret nursed him back to health. She married him with Quaker forms on 1 October 1925 at Killara: 'He seemed to have been entrusted into my care and I admired his singleness of mind and utter sincerity'. In 1931 Arthur returned permanently to the Soviet Union. She did not share her husband's fascination with things Russian, especially 'changing revolutionary conditions', and remained in Sydney; they were childless and divorced in 1936. In 1930 she had been appointed welfare officer for the New South Wales Society for Crippled Children and, in 1931, executive secretary of its central council of the women's auxiliaries. She visited Britain and the United States of America in 1935 to see the latest methods of treatment and rehabilitation.

In response to an urgent plea for help from the Friends in England, Watts resigned and sailed for Europe in February 1946. In Berlin she chaired the co-ordinated British relief teams charged with maintaining public health and child welfare. Compassionate and practical, she worked among the destitute and the displaced: 'Life was tiring and depressing—I often cried myself to sleep feeling utterly inadequate'. In 1947 she returned to Australia seeking supplies and money. Next year, at the request of (Sir) Richard Boyer, she toured the country for the United Nations Appeal for Children.

With first-hand knowledge of what many immigrants had suffered, in October 1949 Margaret Watts was appointed State executive secretary of the New Settlers' League of Australia (Good Neighbour Council of New South Wales from 1956). She and her staff helped immigrants to find work, provided interpreters, organized experts to advise and protect them when buying property, and arranged friendly visitors to lonely people in homes and hospitals. A justice of the peace (1955), she was appointed M.B.E. in 1957.

Following her retirement in 1962, the Quaker 'Meeting for Worship' at Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, remained the centre of her existence. Watts chaired (1966) the Quaker Service Council. Strongly critical of the futility of the Vietnam War, she tried to help Vietnamese orphans by arranging for their adoption in Australia. To the end of her life, she entertained—immigrants, Friends, Asian students—at her flat in Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point, which was filled with seventeenth-century carved, wooden furniture. She enjoyed music and sketching. In 1975 the Council on the Ageing named her senior woman citizen of the year. Margaret Watts died on 5 May 1978 at St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, and was cremated. Her sister-in-law later confessed: Margaret 'had such abounding energy & dedication to & for whatever she was doing that very few people could stand the strain!'

Marguerite Helen Power

  • Person
  • 1870-1957

Tasmanian poet, Helen Power was born in Campbell Town, daughter of Thomas Power, who was council clerk of Campbell Town. Helen started writing at an early age and enjoyed reading and translating French poetry. She held adult literary classes, or "literary talks" on contemporary modern writers from 1912-1943 and later joined a poetry reading group in Hobart. She published verses and prose sketches in the Bulletin, Australasian, etc. and had a book Poems privately printed in 1922. In 1956 Clive Sansom read two of her earlier poems at a recital of recent Australian verse and in November 1957 he asked for and was granted permission to collect her poems and have them published. For more information see

Maria Hammond

  • Person
  • 1827-1912)

Maria Hammond (1827-1912), ward of James Grant of Tullochgorum, Fingal, Tasmania married John Meredith (1822-1909), son of George and Mary Ann (Evans) Meredith in 1851.
They had ten children: Mary Rose (Polly 1852-1884), Henry Montague (1854-1902), George Llewellyn (Llewellyn 1855-1937), Clara Sabina ("Kiddie"1857-1924), James Ernest (1859-1910), Fanny Maria (1862- ), Jessie Rosina (1863-1944), John Percival (Jack or Johnnie 1865-1916), Edwin Mervyn (Mervyn 1867-1929) and Elsie Dry (1869-1918). Several of John and Maria's sons settled in N.S.W. or Queensland but Llewellyn returned to Cambria. The eldest daughter, Mary Rose, married in 1878 George Albert Mace of, Rostrevor, Spring Bay, but they both died in December 1884 and their children, Mary Rose (Molly 1879-1918), Fanny Rosina (1880-1950), and Trevor Ellis (1881- ) were brought up by their grandparents and aunts at Cambria, and the baby, Violet Ethel (1883- ), was adopted by Henry and Minna Meredith

Maria Island

Maria Island is located off the east coast of Tasmania. The island operated as a convict penal settlement (the second to be established in Van Diemen’s Land) between 1825 and 1832. In 1884, the whole island was leased to Angelo Guilio Diego Bernacchi, an Italian silk merchant. The Maria Island Leasing Act was passed on 24 November 1884 granting Bernacchi a lease from 1 January 1885 for ten years at one shilling a year.
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Maria Logan

  • Person
  • 1808-1886

Pianist, professor of music, organist, composer, collector-transcriber-arranger of Indiegnous song
Born Dublin, 1808 (daughter of Ann and Andrew ELLARD). Arrived Hobart Town, VDL (TAS), 15 February 1835 (per Sarah). Arrived Sydney, NSW, 25 July 1842 (per Eden, from Hobart Town, 21 July) Died Darlinghurst, NSW, 25 December 1886, aged 78.
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Maria Meredith

  • Person
  • 1824-I 882

Married Joseph Henry Kay (1815-1875) in 1845 they had one child - Rosina Maria (1860- ) who married Clarence Kay Meredith-Kaye (1858-1916) in New Zealand)

Marie Caroline Bjelke-Petersen

  • Person
  • 1874-1969

Marie Caroline Bjelke-Petersen (1874-1969), novelist, was born on 23 December 1874 at Jagtvejen near Copenhagen, only daughter of Georg Peter Bjelke-Petersen, gardener and later master builder, and his wife Caroline Vilhelmine, née Hansen. Marie attended schools in Denmark, Germany and London. When very young she was taken on long walks by her father, who had spartan ideals and instructed his children in subjects ranging from the Bible to Greek mythology and gymnastics. The family migrated to Tasmania in the Doric, arriving in Hobart on 13 October 1891, and settled at New Town. Next year Marie's brother Hans established the Bjelke-Petersen Physical Culture School in Hobart; Marie joined as instructor in charge of the women's section and also taught the subject in schools. In 1906 she registered with the Australasian Massage Association and next year with the Teachers and Schools Registration Board, Tasmania. Illness forced her to abandon this career and she then began to write seriously. She was naturalized in 1915. More information :

Marjorie Bligh

  • Person
  • 1917-2013

Marjorie Alfreda Willis Bligh a Tasmanian icon, well-known for her advice on household management, craft, cooking, gardening, and even relationships. Through 96 years, she made a lasting impact on generations of Tasmanians

Mark Mitchell

  • 1851 - 1897

Mark Septimus Mitchell, ( 24 Oct 1851-15 Nov 1897) son of John Mitchell and Catherine Keast of Lisdillon. He attended Horton College, Tasmania. Mark remained at home and worked Lisdillon, which he later inherited. He married Mabel Giblin and they lived at the Wattles, a cottage on the property, as his mother remained at Lisdillon during her lifetime. Mark died in 1897 aged 46 after a fall from a horse.

Mark Stump

  • Person

Mark Stump was a student at the University of Tasmania 1920-1924. He married a fellow student, Elizabeth Hales

Mary Ann Cox

  • Person

Mary Ann Halls married John Edward Cox (1791-1837), auctioneer and coach proprietor, at St James's, Bristol, before sailing for Van Diemen's Land. They arrived in Hobart Town in the Mariner in November 1821, bringing a letter of recommendation from the Colonial Office and capital of £1660. John received a grant of 1200 acres (486 ha) near Campbell Town, and called it Rendlesham.

After some financial setbacks they established the first coaching service between Hobart and Launceston in 1832. Cox was the proprietor of Macquarie Hotel in Hobart, the York and the Albany at Oatlands, and the Cornwall at Launceston. When Cox died in 1837 his widow successfully took over the running of the business and within ten years was operating seven daily and four nightly coaches a week from each centre. In 1849 she sold her seven coaches, 150 horses and 24 sets of four-horse harness to Samuel Page. For more information see:

Mary Ann Meredith

  • Person

Second wife of George Meredith and mother to :• Henry (1821-1836) • John (1822-1909) • Maria (1822-1882) • Edwin (1827-1907) • Clara (1828-1904) • Fanny (1831-1910) • Rosina (1833-1858)

Mary Augusta Walker

  • Person
  • 1856-1952

Mary Augusta Walker (1856-1952), daughter of G. W. Walker, was a governess and teacher of drawing, French and Italian. She studied art in Melbourne and at the Slade and Herkomer Schools in London and in Paris. She was sometimes called "Doo", "Doodey" or "Old Bird" and once or twice Polly by her brothers and sisters.

Mary Cotton

  • Person
  • 1827-1886

Mary Cotton was born on 23 December 1827 in Shoreditch, Greater, London. Died 20 May 1886 at Sandford, Tasmania. Daughter of Frances and Anna Maria cotton, sister of James Backhouse Cotton. Married William May of Sandford where they established an orchard

Mary Friend Whitney Canaway

  • 1860-1949

Married Rowland Barbenson Robin (1848-1931) and lived in South Australia. She had five children Philip De Quetteville(1884 - 1915), Dorothy Margaret(1887 - 1969,) Beatrice Ruth(1888 - 1958), Mary De Quetteville(1894 - ) and Rowland Cuthbert(1898 - 1951)

Mary Quinn

  • Person

Teacher at North Motton School 1889

Mary Rose Meredith

  • Person
  • 1852-1884

Eldest daughter of John and Maria Meredith. Married George Albert Mace in 1878 and went to live at Rostrevor, Spring Bay. They had four children, Mary Rose (Molly) (1879-1918) whose twin brother Harold died in infancy, Fanny Rosina (1880-1950), Trevor Ellis (1881- ) the children were brought up by their grandparents and aunts at Cambria after their parents' death in 1884 and the baby Violet Ethel (1883- ) was adopted by Henry and Minna Meredith. On December 4, 1884, at Cambria, Mary Rose, wife of G. A. Mace, of Rostrevor, aged 32 years, and on December 9, 1884 George Albert Mace, Rostrevor, aged 42 years, Warden of Spring Bay

Max Angus

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  • Person
  • 1914-2017

Max Rupert Angus AM, FRSA (30 October 1914 – 21 February 2017) was an Australian painter, best known for his watercolour paintings of Tasmanian landscapes.
He was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1914. In 1931, he studied art at Hobart Technical College and worked as a sign writer. He later moved to Melbourne to start a commercial art studio with his brother, Don. In 1942, Angus enlisted in the army during World War II, working as the head of the map drafting room in the intelligence department. Discharged in 1945, he returned to Hobart where he worked in several artistic media and endeavours, but ended up concentrating on watercolour paintings of the Tasmanian landscape.
In 1967, Angus was one of several Tasmanian artists and photographers who protested the proposed flooding of Lake Pedder by documenting the original state of the lake in art and photographs. When the photographer Olegas Truchanas drowned in the Gordon River in 1972, Angus wrote a definitive tribute to his friend, The World of Olegas Truchanas, published in 1975. Angus was made a Member of the Order of Australia on Australia Day in 1978.[4] In 1987, he was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Angus died on 21 February 2017, aged 102. From

Max Bingham

  • Person
  • 18 March 1927 – 30 November 2021

Sir Max’s full life was one of incredible service and dedication in many different fields including the Royal Australian Navy, as a distinguished legal and parliamentary representative, and through a range of community service roles.
After graduating with Honours in law at the University of Tasmania, Sir Max studied at Oxford University as Tasmania’s Rhodes Scholar, worked in private legal practice in Hobart, as well as serving as a Crown Prosecutor, and returned to UTAS to lecture in criminal law and was later appointed Queen’s Counsel.
He was first elected as a member for the seat of Denison in the House of Assembly in 1969 and was a member of the Tasmanian Parliament until 1984.
A dedicated member of the Liberal Party, Sir Max served in a number of important roles over the years including as Deputy Premier, Attorney-General on two occasions and a number of other ministries, and as Leader of the Opposition.
After leaving the Tasmanian Parliament, Sir Max was appointed as a founding member of the National Crime Authority and later was a founding commissioner and Chair of the Criminal Justice Commission in Queensland.
In recognition of his “service to the law, crime prevention, parliament and the community”, Sir Max was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1988.
Sir Max served in many different community roles including as Chair of the Royal Hobart Hospital Board, on the Tasmanian Bar Association and Criminology Society, as Patron of the Retired Police Association, and was the inaugural Chair of the Board of Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, at UTAS.
Sir Max Bingham was respected by all sides of politics and performed all of his roles with integrity and distinction.
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Maxwell Albert Percy Mattingley

  • Person
  • 1913-1971

Maxwell Albert Percy Mattingley (1913-1971), BA 1935, MA 1940 was a student from 1933 - 1934, residing at Christ College. He had begun his studies at Trinity College, Melbourne University. After graduation he became a teacher and was later a headmaster in North Queensland.
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May Family

William May (1816 – 1903) a Quaker and London chemist with artistic talent, emigrated to South Australia with his family in 1839. On his journey back to England to find a wife, a storm destroyed the ship’s mast forcing the crew to dock at Launceston for lengthy repairs. May used the time to visit Kelvedon where he met Mary Cotton, whom he later married. He always believed he was ‘placed’ where he was meant to be. Initially the couple returned to South Australia but in 1874 moved to Tasmania where May’s orchard at Sandford had a reputation for high quality fruit. He served on the Friends School committee and edited Australian Friend. The eldest son, William Lewis, studied shells, acquiring a large collection from England and Tasmania. According to his obituary: ‘It was a wonderful sight to see him in his shell-room at his microscope, his work-worn hands executing the most exquisite drawings of minute shells’. Another brother, Alfred, made beautiful paintings of birds.
Dictionary of Australian Quaker Biography; Nancie Hewitt, A Brief History of Friends in Tasmania: Some Notes and Anecdotes.

McDonell Watkyn Woods


McDonell Watkyn Woods (Don) studied engineering at UTAS from 1929 to 1933. He took the Thomas Normoyle prize in 1930 and the Russell Allport prize in 1931, graduated as B.Sc. and B.E. in 1934 and then went to Magdalen College, Oxford, on a Rhodes scholarship. He was a member of the T.U. Rifle Club, being the captain of the team in 1933, and was secretary of the University Union in 1932. The Tasmania University Rifle Club was formed in 1927 and a team entered for the Home and Home contest in November 1927 came third.

Michael Maxwell Shaw

  • Person
  • 1803-1890

Colonel Shaw was one of the retired Indian officers who were attracted to Tasmania by Colonel Crawford's immigration scheme put forward in 1865, he settled on the N.W. Coast at 'Deans Point'. He was an active correspondent to the press , and a warm supporter of the temperance cause.

Michael Roe

  • Person
  • 1931 -

Owen Michael Roe (born 5 February 1931) is an Australian historian and academic, focusing on Australian history. Educated at Caulfield Grammar School (he was dux of the school in 1948), Roe attended the University of Melbourne and began studying a combined BA/LL.B. degree. He discontinued law after his first year, and after graduating from his arts degree he studied history at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. While studying in Cambridge, Roe was taught by Derek John Mulvaney, an Australian archaeologist known as the "father of Australian archaeology" Roe next undertook doctoral studies in history at the Australian National University on a scholarship.He became a Professor of History at the University of Tasmania, retiring in 1996.
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Mildred Esther Lovett

  • Person
  • 1880-1955

Attended Mrs H. Barnard's Ladies' School in 1887-93, and was trained in the domestic arts by her mother. On leaving school she worked as a retoucher at Richard McGuffie's photographic studio. In 1896-1901 she studied painting, modelling, life-drawing and china-painting at Hobart Technical School under Benjamin Sheppard. In 1898-99 she spent six months at Julian Ashton's art school in Sydney. Early in 1909 Miss Lovett moved to Sydney and in 1910 succeeded Long as second-in-charge of Ashton's Sydney Art School. Until the mid-1930s she exhibited regularly with the Art Society of Tasmania and the Society of Artists, Sydney, serving on the latter's committee in 1911-19. More information :

Returning to Hobart Miss Lovett painted miniatures, gave private tuition and in 1906-08 taught modelling and life-drawing at Hobart Technical School. Lucien Dechaineux encouraged her to start china-painting classes, and supplied her with designs from native flora. In 1909 in Art and Architecture Ashton praised her 'superior' china-painting. A vase she painted that year from a design by Sydney Long (Art Gallery of New South Wales) is one of the most characteristic examples of Australian Art Nouveau work.

Molesworth Jeffery

  • Person
  • 1811-1900

Rev. Molesworth Jeffery (1811-1900) was the fifth son of Bartholomew Jeffery, Governor of the Royal Exchange, St Thomas's Hospital and Bartholomew's Hospital. He was privately educated, and several of his brothers studied at Cambridge University. He served in the army for several years before working with the family trading firm before emigrating to Van Diemen's Land in 1834. He bought property at Lachlan, near New Norfolk, where he built the house Bournbank (completed in 1845), and became the first J.P. for the district. In 1865 Jeffery was the architect for a new school-house and chapel in the village of Lachlan. He was elected a Fellow and Life Member of the Royal Society of Tasmania in the early 1870s.
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Morton Allport

  • Person
  • 1830-1878

Morton Allport (1830-1878), naturalist and solicitor, was born on 4 December 1830 and baptized at Aldridge, Staffordshire, England, the eldest child of Joseph Allport and his wife Mary Morton, née Chapman. When twelve months old he arrived at Hobart Town with his parents in the Platina. He was educated under Rev. John Gell at the Queen's School and by Rev. Thomas Ewing. He was articled to his father in the firm of Allport & Roberts and later became a partner. On 21 June 1852 he was admitted to the Bar. Except for an overseas tour in 1852-55 he lived in Tasmania where he was regarded as one of the most successful of those educated in the colony. He was a leading figure in bringing salmon to Tasmania; indeed it was he who was in touch with the experts in England and not Sir James Youl who made most of the arrangements for their dispatch. In 1866 he became one of the first salmon commissioners. He was also responsible for introducing other European fish into Tasmania. For more information see:

Morton Henry Moyes

  • Person
  • 1886–1981

Australian Antarctic explorer and naval officer. In September 1929, at Mawson's request, Moyes was seconded to the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, which was to assert British territorial claims in Antarctica by means of two voyages in the auxiliary barque, Discovery. Moyes hoped to sail as a ship's officer but Davis, again in command, believed he lacked appropriate training. He joined the scientific staff as survey officer, spending long hours operating a defective echo-sounder, taking sights and drawing charts, helping with tow-nets, and assisting Mawson in executive matters.
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Morton John Cecil Allport

  • Person
  • 1858-1926

Morton John Cecil Allport (usually known as Cecil) was only 19 when his father died suddenly in 1878, leaving him responsible for the family. His grandfather had died one year earlier. For the next twenty years he worked hard at his career while coping with family crises and managing the family investments. About 1900 some shrewd investments of his own gave him the means to indulge his interest in Tasmanian history and collect rare books on exploration and Australian history as well as pictures by Tasmanian colonial artists.

Mount Bischoff Tin Mine

  • Corporate body

Mount Bischoff's tin-bearing cassiterite was discovered by James 'Philosopher' Smith at Tinstone Creek in 1871, and he found the massive Mount Bischoff orebody in 1872. Smith was granted a lease, and mining commenced with a pick and shovel. The first loads of ore were taken by bullock carts over muddy bush tracks to Emu Bay. For more information see:

Murray Views

  • Corporate body

Fred Murray opened Murray Studios in Gympie in 1906. The postcard and souvenir production side of the business initially covered Gympie and surrounding regions, but Murray expanded the business to include North Queensland, NSW and even Adelaide. It was opened under a separate name, Murray Views, in 1929. In 1945 the business was taken over by Murray’s nephews who began postcard folder production.. - More information

Myrtle Walker

  • Person
  • n.d.

Myrtle Walker was the daughter of Thomas Blackmore (1848-1929 or 30), a farmer of Nugent, and Louisa Maria, daughter of B Reardon of Forcett. She married William Amos Walker of Franklin.

Nan Chauncy

  • Person
  • 1900-1970

Nancen Beryl (Nan) Chauncy (1900-1970), author, was born on 28 May 1900 at Northwood, Middlesex, England, second of six children and elder daughter of Charles Edward Masterman, civil engineer, and his wife Lilla, née Osmond. She publish articles in Wildlife and wrote radio scripts for the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Her first, full-length novel, They Found a Cave, was accepted in 1947 by Frank Eyre of Oxford University Press in England who was impressed with the freshness of its bush setting and its characterization of children. Mrs Chauncy was to publish twelve novels with Oxford. She won the Children's Book of the Year award for Tiger in the Bush (1958), Devil's Hill (1959) and Tangara (1961), and was the first Australian to win the Hans Christian Andersen diploma of merit. A film of They Found a Cave was released in 1962. Her fourteen novels included the partially autobiographical Half a World Away (1962), The Roaring 40 (1963), High and Haunted Island (1964), Lizzie Lights (1968) and The Lighthouse Keeper's Son (1969). Nan was innovative in her treatment of Aboriginal issues: Tangara and Mathinna's People (1967) are generally regarded as her finest work.
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Nathan Oldham

  • Person
  • 1860-1938

Nathan (known as Nat or Nathaniel) Oldham (5/3/1860 - 20/11/1938) was a bookseller, amateur photographer, and alderman of the Hobart City Council. Oldham married Eliza Walch Harcourt on 5/3/1890. Together they had two children, a son Charles Edward, and a daughter Winifred Harcourt Hooker. Oldham joined Walch and Sons in 1882, taking charge of the piano and musical departments. He remained with Walch and sons for forty years. In 1921 Oldam, together with Beddome and Meredith, opened 'Oldam, Beddome and Meredith' (OBM) booksellers and stationers at The Book Arcade in Hobart. Oldham was a member of the New Town Board and the New town Municipal Council. He was one of the first two aldermen elected to represent New Town on the Hobart Council after New Town and Hobart Councils amalgamated. After retiring from OBM in 1930 Oldham focused on photography and historical research. As a member of the Ship lover's society, he had a particular interest in maritime photography. Oldham was also a member of the Royal Society of Tasmania. For more information see: Tasmanian archives

Nathaniel Dance

  • 1735-1811

Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, 1st Baronet RA (8 May 1735 – 15 October 1811) was a notable English portrait painter and later a politician. Third son of architect George Dance the Elder, Dance (he added the 'Holland' suffix later in life) studied art under Francis Hayman, and like many contemporaries also studied in Italy. One of his best-known portraits was painted soon after his return to England—Captain James Cook (1766, Nat. Maritime Mus., London).

Neil Brodie

  • Person

Captain Neil Brodie an experienced master mariner in the 'blackbirding trade' (South Sea Islands Labour Trafficking ) and bêche-de-mer trade had charge of the 119 ton schooner "Lavinia." in 1872. While engaged in recruiting on the coast of New Ireland she was attacked by natives and four of the crew were murdered.

Nuremberg Trials


The Nuremberg trials were held by the Allies against representatives of the defeated Nazi Germany, for plotting and carrying out invasions of other countries, and other crimes, in World War II. Between 20 November 1945 and 1 October 1946, the International Military Tribunal (IMT) tried 21 of the most important surviving leaders of Nazi Germany in the political, military, and economic spheres, as well as six German organizations. The purpose of the trial was not just to convict the defendants but also to assemble irrefutable evidence of Nazi crimes, offer a history lesson to the defeated Germans, and delegitimize the traditional German elite. For more information see :

Olive Burn

  • -1970

Olive Grant Burn, formerly Harbottle nee Pinnock was a well-known theatrical producer. In 1954 was awarded an MBE for services to the Theatre Royal. She was also active in the Hobart Repertory Theatre.

Olive Pink

  • Person
  • 1884 – 1975

Olive Muriel Pink (17 March 1884 – 6 July 1975) was an Australian botanical illustrator, anthropologist, gardener, and activist for Aboriginal rights. for more information see Australian Dictionary of Biography

Oscar Henry Jones

  • Person
  • 25 June 1875-1960

Oscar Henry Jones (1875-1960), son of Henry Jones of Strathelie, Broadmarsh, was born on 25 June 1875, educated at Hutchins School and then articled to Butler, McIntyre and Butler, and was admitted to the Bar on 18 April 1898. He joined George Murdoch to form Murdoch and Jones and managed the Queenstown office (formerly Williams & Page) from April 1899. He was a member of the Queenstown Masonic Lodge, Mount Lyell, No. 24, T.C. He appears to have left the Queenstown office and returned to the Broadmarsh district about 1902 or 1903. Murdoch & Jones later took another partner, Charles D' Arcy Cuthbert, who had served articles with Murdoch and was admitted as solicitor on 15 Aug. 1900.

Owen Willaim Reid

  • Person
  • 1912 -

Owen William Reid was born on 20th January 1914 at Irishtown Tasmania. Son of Walter Stewart Reid and Ruby Mary (Elizabeth Mary) Storay. Husband of Jean. He was employed as a teacher at Nubeena on the Tasman Peninsular during the 1930's and later went on to teach at Smithton and during the 1950's at Bridgewater. He joined the Army Citizen Military Forces during World War II (1939-1948). Reid graduated with a B.A. from The University of Tasmania on the 13th May 1948. In the late 1970's he was employed by the Curriculum Centre of the Education Department where he produced numerous publications on Tasmanian history and Australian poetry. He was a contributor to The Royal Society of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Historical Research Association.

Patrick Abercrombie

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  • Person
  • 1879-1957

Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie ( 6 June 1879– 23 March 1957) was an English town planner. He is best known for the post-Second World War re-planning of London. He created the County of London Plan (1943) and the Greater London Plan (1944) which are commonly referred to as the Abercrombie Plan. For more information see : Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie -

Peter D Jones

  • Person
  • 1943-

Peter D Jones is a Quaker and lifelong peace and human rights activist who was born in Dorset (UK) in 1943 but finally settled in Tasmania. He has lived almost half his life in Europe, just over a half in Australia and a decade or so in the middle travelling around the world.

Peter Harrisson

  • Person
  • 1791-1869

Peter Harrisson arrived in Van Diemen's Land via the ‘Macclesfield’ on 8th of September, 1822. He received a grant of 2000 acres at Oatlands, lived at Grove House, Jericho, married Mary Lloyd Owen of Jericho and died on 20 July 1869, aged 78.

Peter Porter

  • Person
  • 1929-2010

Peter Neville Frederick Porter, (born Feb. 16, 1929, Brisbane, Queen., Austl.—died April 23, 2010, London, Eng.), Australian-born British poet whose works are characterized by a formal style and rueful, epigrammatic wit.
Porter was educated in Australia and worked as a journalist before settling in 1951 in London, where he worked as a clerk, a bookshop assistant, an advertising copywriter, and a critic.
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Philip Oakden

  • Person
  • 1784-1851

Philip Oakden (1784-1851), merchant, banker and social worker, was the son of Philip Oakden of Stydd, Derbyshire, England, and his wife Mary, née Huerdd. He emigrated to Van Diemen's Land in the 'Forth' in November 1833, and next year was elected to the board of directors to organize the establishment of the independent Tamar Bank in Launceston. For more information see:

Philip Smith

  • Person
  • 1800-1880

Philip Thomas Smith (1800-1880), lawyer and landowner, was born in August 1800 at Faversham, Kent, England, the son of a landowner. After education at Rochester Mathematical School, he joined the navy as a midshipman and served in the Channel Fleet. He soon left the sea and became articled to Dawes & Son of Angel Court, Fleet Street, and in due course was admitted to the Bar as a solicitor. Deciding to emigrate, he sent £5000 to Van Diemen's Land, sailed in the Royal Admiral with a letter of introduction to Lieutenant-Governor (Sir) George Arthur, some valuable horses (lost in stormy weather) and unassembled parts of a steam-boat, and arrived in Hobart Town in April 1832.
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Philip Smith Centre

Freestanding and positioned at the highest point of a steeply sloping site on the UTAS Domain campus, the three and four-level building was designed for the Hobart Teacher’s Training College (founded 1905) in 1908, initially by the Public Works Department. It was remodelled by architect Rudolph Koch to make it more compatible with nearby Domain House, and was constructed in 1909-10, opening in February 1911. The Centre was the first purpose-built facility in Tasmania for teacher training. For more information see - Roe, M and Scrivener, L, The Phillip Smith Centre: A Place for Learning, University of the Third Age, Hobart, pp. 143. ISBN 9780646914473 (2013) also

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