Collection 2021/4-Uni - Domain House Signs

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Domain House Signs


  • C1920-1988 (Creation)

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5 signs - 2 metal, 3 wood

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Founded in 1890, the University of Tasmania has a rich and proud history which was celebrated in 2015, as part of our 125th anniversary. We're the fourth oldest university in Australia and this vintage earns us the prestigious title of a sandstone university; one of the nation's oldest tertiary institutions. For more information see;

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(1849 -present)

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Originally built in 1849 as the High School of Hobart Town by a group of gentleman connected with the Presbyterian and free churches. The object of the institution, as originally described, was 'the instruction of youth in the higher brances of learning, as taught in superior classical and mathematical schools in England', the ultimate object being 'to confer on Australian youth the inestimable advantages of an European University'. The school opened in 1850 and 56 boys were enrolled in the first quarter. For more information see

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Collected prior to refurbishment of the building in 2021

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Collection of five signs from the Domain House building Hobart. Includes two Electrical Engineering, University Office, Tasmanian School of Art and a commemorative plaque donated by the Australian federation of University Women - Tas

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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