Collection 2017/2 - Arthur Knight Slides

Adamsons Peak from Cloudy Bay Adventure Bay near Cape Queen Elizabeth Arch island on Bruny Cape Elizabeth arch on North Bruny Island Aerial picture of Barnes Bay, 1950s Aerial picture of boat in Barnes Bay View of Cape Connella from sea level View of lighthouse at Cape Bruny View of Cape Bruny and lighthouse from Lighthouse Bay Aerial view of Cape Bruny from south-east View of Cape Bruny and lighthouse from Lighthouse Bay View of Cape Connella from sea level View of shoreline at base of Cape Connella, looking down cliff face View of Cape Connella from the air View of Cape Queen Elizabeth View of Cloudy Bay and West Cloudy Bay View of Cloudy Bay from East Cloudy Head Aerial view of Fluted Cape, South Bruny Island Gap between two Friars, off Bruny Island, 1962 View of the Friars, off South Bruny Island View of Bruny Island campsite of Hobart Walking Club 1955 Section of old bridge at Alonnah Man inspects ribbon fish on beach Staircase in Bruny Island Lighthouse Setting sun shines on headland east of Cloudy Bay View of the Friars from shore near Pine Log Bight Wreck on beach near Mars Bluff Snow cover on Ben Lomond Aftermath of blizzard on Ben Lomond Stone archway at Avoca Trees reflected in Artists Pool Bare Mountain Pointing out a dead bird Walkers near Barn Bluff Barn Bluff and cirque Barn Bluff as viewed from Cradle Mountain Man with skis on Mount Barrow Open paddocks near Ben Lomond Snow cover on Ben Lomond 1955 Cars parked at Carr Villa Chalet, at the top of the treeline, near walking tracks to Ben Lomond s... Ben Lomond plateau Skiers on Ben Lomond View of Ben Lomond Black jay perches on dozer at Cradle Mountain Boulder blocks Storeys Creek Rd 1964 Carr Villa Chalet at Ben Lomond 1962 Central Highlands from cirque ridgeline Central Highlands from Cradle Mountain Chalice Lake and Mount Rogoona Cliffs near Stacks Bluff Shoreline of Cloister Lagoon Misty morning at Cloister Lagoon View across Lake Lea Reflection of mountain on surface of Dove Lake Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake Reflection of mountain on still surface of Dove Lake Looking south to Cradle Mountain Cradle Mountain from Dove Lake View of Cradle Mountain ridgeline from Hansons Peak Cradle Mountain from Hansons Peak Cradle Plateau from Dove Lake Snow cover on Ben Lomond Plateau Close up of Crater Lake Pencil Pines on shore of Crater Lake Crater Lake Culvert at Foggs Flat Cushion plants Close-up of cushion plants Skiing shelter Alpine hut covered in snowdrift Wind blows snow at Ben Lomond Snowdrift against rocks at Ben Lomond Du Cane Range from Mountains of Jupiter Du Cane Range and Mount Ossa under snow Eldon Range and Tyndall Range Flooded Midland Highway 1964 Wildflowers on Cathedral Mountain Foresters Hut on Ben Lomond Skiers on Ben Lomond 1977 Grail waterfalls Snow on banks of River Derwent 1986 Hut at Lake Meston 1977 Ice formation on bush Ice formation on rocks at Ben Lomond 1962 Ice formation near Herods Gate 1978 Icicles on Little Horn 85 Snowfall at Jaffa Vale and Mount Olympus Snow at Jaffa Vale Knyvet Falls 1984 View across Lake Adelaide Lake Lea from Prospect Mountain Lake Loane under snow cover 1978 Reflections upon surface of Lake Chalice 1979 Shoreline of Lake Chalice 1979 White caps on Lake Myrtle Lees Paddock and Mount Pillinger Snow skiing below Legges Tor Sitting on ledge beside Leven River Portrait format photograph of Leven Canyon Rockpools in Leven Canyon
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Arthur Knight Slides


  • 1950 - 1980 (Creation)

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Arthur Charles Eagle Knight (1928-1993), was an engineer, amateur inventor, sailor, steam buff, photographer, motorist and bushwalker, who was active in many community and cultural organisations in Tasmania, living most of his adult life at Lindisfarne on the eastern shore of the Derwent River. He was born in Launceston to parents, Charles Eagle Leonard (Len) Knight, a surveyor, originally of Windermere Park, Claremont, and Dorothy Muriel (nee Hutchinson), originally of Logan, Bothwell, whose father, Rev. Arthur Hutchinson, was an Anglican Church minister. Arthur’s parents lived in several locations as his father surveyed many parts of Tasmania. Arthur attended school at Clemes College, Hobart, then enrolled at Launceston Church Grammar School, where he matriculated in 1947, before completing an engineering degree at the University of Tasmania in Hobart. He worked as a civil engineer and hydraulics engineer from the early 1950s, firstly with the Hobart City Council, then the Hydro-Electric Commission from 1962. Arthur met his future wife Margaret through the Hobart Walking Club, which he joined in 1948, and they married in 1957, raising three children. At Arthur's suggestion, the Hobart Walking Club advised the Tasmanian Government’s Scenic Preservation Board in 1954 that a reserve should be declared around Lake Pedder in the state's south-west, and the area was turned into a National Park in 1955. Arthur initiated a walker’s safety booklet, Safety in the Bush, first published by the Hobart Bushwalking Club, in 1962. Arthur owned a Kodak 35mm camera to take Kodak colour slide photographs during his many bushwalks and later purchased a Pentax SLR camera with wide angle and zoom lenses. Arthur was also involved in the Tasmanian Transport Museum, the Maritime Museum of Tasmania and the Veteran Car Club of Australia (Tasmania). He built his own boiler and steam engine, adapted from Victa motor mower parts, to power a former cray fishing boat, and in 1962 bought a Rolls-Royce for 500 pounds, which he restored and ran with the Veteran Car Club. In his retirement he contributed to academic journals on fluid dynamics and hydraulic engineering. Arthur was unrelated to the engineer Allan Walton Knight (1910-1998) the long-serving Commissioner of the Hydro-Electric Commission.

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Colin Dennison images transferred to UTAS 2016

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Hobart Walking Club history newsletter details eclectic interests of Arthur Knight in steam transport, sailing, vintage motor vehicles and conservation.

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