Mr Poke's Double Furrow Plough
This style of plough is much liked on the North West Coast. It is well adapted for hillside and ploughing close to trees. Mr L Poke of Flowerdale writes to say: "I am much pleased with the double furrow plough with coupled steerage. I consider it a great improvement. I can do just as good work with it and plough nearly as close to the trees as I can with the swing plough. My two horses can do work it with ease. It is a first class implement and well adapted for my land." (Published in 1898)
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Students of Boat Harbour State School with head teacher, Miss Counsel. Photograph taken by A Bock in 1902.
The Ulverstone-Burnie Railway
Construction of the railway commenced in January 1899 and was completed on 15 April 1901. Photographer George Patrick Taylor (1875-1948) of Ulverstone took these photos in 1899. The feature photo at top left is somewhat identical to the photo at the bottom of the page, possibly taken around the same time, but in a different setting. In this particular photo, William Archer Skinner (1850-1937) can be seen at far right.
COLOUR YOUR WORLD
Black and white photos are timeless, but seeing them in colour adds an entirely new perspective.
Harry Taylor Waterworth was born in 1872 at Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, son of joiner and cabinet maker John Gwin Waterworth (1828-1906) and Margaret Ruth Newham (1838-1888). In 1886 he emigrated to Tasmania with his parents and three siblings, taking up residence in Hobart. Two older brothers followed nine months later.
RELATED TO THE DOBSON FAMILY?
The following is an excerpt from a news item that appeared in the Tasmanian Mail dated 21 July 1900:
NOW AND THEN IN WYNYARD
BANK OF AUSTRALASIA
THE LAST OF THE TASMANIAN TIGERS
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