Welcome the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office to The Commons!

Waterman's Dock, Hobart (c1900)

J.W. Toplis Chemists, Cnr of Liverpool and Elizabeth Streets Hobart (c1900)

Murray Street looking south from Bathurst Street Hobart, including T. Stump the butcher's store (c1910)

Hobart from Lenna, Battery Point (c1900)

Ferry Kangaroo on the slip, Tasmania (c1910)

Our latest member of The Commons is the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO). The TAHO brings together the collections and resources of the Archives Office of Tasmania, the State Library’s Heritage Collections and the Launceston Local Studies Collection to provide the Tasmanian community with unprecedented access to information about their cultural and documentary heritage to create more awareness, better understanding and easier access to the community’s documentary heritage.

The TAHO collections constitute a large and significant portion of the “memory” of Tasmania’s community. Additionally TAHO regulates the preservation and eventual destruction or retention of State and local government records in Tasmania and seeks to acquire private records which have long-term value to the community and best document the political, social, cultural, economic and natural history of Tasmania.

The TAHO joins with nearly 800 photos. The 25 initial sets include topics like The Tasmanian Wilderness, Tasmanian Lighthouses, Sports in Tasmania, and the visit of Queen Elisabeth II in Tasmania. We hope you enjoy the collection, and invite you to contribute your knowledge through meaningful comments and tags to the photos.

Photos from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.

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