Collection 2017/3 - Hal Wyatt Collection

Arthur Knight skiing at Crossroads, 1986 Snow on Barn Bluff 1970 Snow on Central Highlands Wall of Clark Dam and Lake King William Snow skiing near Florentine Peak 1959 Man on top of Mount Marian Denison Range covered in snow Spanish training ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano on Derwent Eucalypt and pines near Twisted Tarn Snow on Florentine Peak Florentine Peak from Mawson Plateau Aerial view of farmland at Glenora Golden Stairs ski run at Mount Mawson Golden Stairs under snow 1970 Snow on Hobart waterfront 1986 Heavy snowfall at Hobart Walking Club hut at Lake Dobson Ice on bushes at Newdegate Pass Icicles near the Springs 1986 Aerial view of Lake St Clair Snow in Lindisfarne 1986 May Queen sailing on Derwent Aerial view of Mount Field West and Mount Mueller View of Mount Field West from Florentine Peak Man looking to Mount Marian from Mount Charles Aerial view of Mount Mawson 1970 Mount Mawson Cornice Skiers on Mount Mawson plateau Aerial view of northern end of Denison Range Skiing on Milles Track Snow and ice on grove of Pandanus trees Snow and ice on Pandanus and native pine trees Snow and ice beneath rainforest trees Snow and ice beneath grove of Pandanus trees Queen Mother arrives at Hobart Town Hall Queen Mother at ceremony outside Hobart Town Hall View of Reeds Peak View of snow on ground at Reeds Peak and nearby lakes Sastrugi on Naturalist Peak Skiing at Mount Field National Park Campsite near snow-capped summit of Florentine Peak Climbers near site of avalanches Snow climbers near mountain ridge Snow climber nears a ridge Ice and snow formation on mountain plants Snow plowing on road to Mount Wellington Aerial photograph of mountains in Southern Tasmania Skier on summit of Mount Field West Sunset at Newdegate Pass, 1969 Footsteps in snow at Sunset atop Naturalist Peak, 1973 Sunset atop Naturalist Peak, 1973 Aerial view of snow at Cuvier Valley Aerial view of Denison Range Aerial view of the Spires Wombat Moor from the air Wrest Point Hotel 1952 Wynyard Regatta 1957 Manufacturer's plate on Aveling & Porter steam engine A & P Roller driving on road A & P Roller at Franklin House A & P Roller outside Inveresk sheds A & P Roller at Inveresk railyards People climbing on A & P Roller A & P Roller working in Launceston A & P Roller at West Hobart Park A & P Roller with Baler 1972 A & P Roller in Roundhouse Steam locomotive with head of steam A5 Garratt steam locomotive at Conara Junction A5 Garratt steam locomotive near Wynyard Steam train with passenger carriages crossing Derwent River Mount Lyell No. 2 Abt locomotive at Queenstown Across the King River Valley 63 02 Across the King River Valley 63 Adventure Bay from Coal Point 1960 After the yacht race Ag Contractors on road 1972 Auxiliary Ketch Lenna at Hobart Regatta 1957 Albino wallaby in backyard C Class steam locomotives in railyard Andersons Chalets Port Sorell 1959 Auxiliary Ketch Argonaut off Powder Jetty 1957 Sugar glider on man’s outstretched arm Steam train arrives at Hobart Station Asters growing at Wynyard Astor at finish line of Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race Astor in Derwent River C Class steam locomotives at Hobart roundhouse C Class locomotive pulls passenger cars at Hobart Station C Class locomotive idle at Hobart Station Centenary train steams into Relbia Station Trains at Hobart roundhouse C class locomotive at Hobart Station platform Machinery at Launceston Show Yachts at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania At the Yacht Club Locomotives at Western Junction Stone cottage with shingle roof Autumn on the Lachlan River Schoolgirls walking in autumn leaves Autumn at New Norfolk
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Hal Wyatt Collection


  • 1950 - 2000 (Creation)

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Hal Wyatt, born Hobart (1923-2004), a taxation officer, steam buff, restorer of historic machinery, sailor, and amateur photographer, took several thousand photographs in Tasmania over more than six decades. As a child, Hal Wyatt lived in several locations across Tasmania including Queenstown, Wynyard and Deloraine, following the postings of his father John Burgess Wyatt (1902-1975), who worked with the Postmaster General’s Department. Hal's mother was born into the Hale family, a line of watermen or boatmen, who worked on the Derwent River in the 19th and early 20th century. Hal’s paternal grandfather, Benjamin Wyatt, had been a photographer and publisher of scenic postcards in England, at Kingsbridge in the South Hams district of Devonshire. Hal Wyatt was educated at St Hilda’s School, Deloraine and Launceston State High School, where he completed his leaving examination and public service examination in 1941. He began work with the Australian Taxation Office in Hobart, then in the latter part of World War II enlisted with the Royal Australian Navy, joining the crew of the HMAS Junee, an Australian-built Bathurst class corvette, commissioned in 1944, completing missions off New Guinea. After the war, Hal returned to work for the ATO in Hobart, settling with his wife Joyce (nee Hope) at Howrah on the eastern shore of the Derwent River, where they raised three children, David, Marian and Kerin. In his spare time, he restored engines, ships and yachts and built a caravan for family holidays around Tasmania, many of which coincided with trips to look at steam trains and search for derelict engines and machinery. He was involved in the Ship Lovers’ Society of Tasmania, which was the precursor of the Maritime Museum of Tasmania, as well as the Tasmanian Transport Museum at Glenorchy.

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