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Carrick
Midlands Region
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Central Mountains Region
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Midlands Region
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Coach house at Entally
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Yard entrance at Entally
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Midlands Region
Gardeners cottage at Entally
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Midlands Region

CARRICK, Entally Estate & Hadspen

CARRICK is a picturesque, historic hamlet with some interesting Georgian era buildings. It is also close to Entally Estate, which is one of the best preserved Georgian estates in Tasmania. Agfest, a major agricultural fair, is held near Carrick. There is a shop, hotel and a petrol pump at Carrick. It is located south west of LAUNCESTON.

From Carrick you are only 15 minutes from the other historic towns of WESTBURY, EVANDALE and LONGFORD and DELORAINE. You are 30 minutes from LIFFEY FALLS and QUAMBY BLUFF, while DEVONPORT is 40 minutes away.

Nearby places are described in the MIDLANDS REGION, WESTBURY, LONGFORD, LAUNCESTON, DELORAINE, QUAMBY BLUFF, EVANDALE and LIFFEY FALLS pages.


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FACILITIES: There is a restaurant and a petrol pump at Carrick. There are very large shopping precincts in nearby Launceston. There is much accommodation in LAUNCESTON.

SIGHTS: Historic CARRICK is a single street on the old road leading to Launceston. A few kilometres east of Carrick is Entally House, a mid 19th Century heritage homestead. Carrick has some historic attractions on its main street. The most interesting was St. Andrew's and its graveyard. Here the builders have almost recreated a piece of the Old England that they left behind. Standing there I could almost believe that I was in Europe - not Tasmania.

ROUTE: Carrick and Entally are both located on B54, which runs parallel to the main A1 Bass Highway. The A1 runs from Launceston to Devonport and Burnie. Entally is just north of the A1 as you leave the south west edge of Launceston. Carrick is a few miles further west.

The recommended route from LAUNCESTON is to drive south onto the A1 Bass Highway and take the turn off to DEVONPORT. Just outside of LAUNCESTON turn off at the Entally sign.

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Carrick, Tasmania

1/ Carrick is a historic hamlet south west of Launceston. It has many heritage assets like this hotel. It is very close to the historic Entally estate.

Carrick, Tasmania

2/ On the main street of Carrick you see many well preserved Colonial houses.

Carrick, Tasmania

3/ This Carrick house was covered in greenery as was the style in the Old England that these settlers had recently migrated from.

Carrick, Tasmania

4/ St. Andrew's, Carrick is an impressive, old building. The surrounding European trees give you a strong sense of being still in Old England.

Carrick, Tasmania

5/ St Andrew's, Carrick was built in 1843. When you visit the graveyard, you virtually enter a piece of Old England.

Carrick, Tasmania

6/ When I first saw this graveyard in Carrick, I could not but help noticing how English it looked. You don't see any native trees here, which really adds to the effect.

Carrick, Tasmania

7/ The old cemetery at Carrick had a strange ethereal air about it.

Carrick Tasmania

8/ This is an attractive example of a Victorian cottage at Carrick.

Carrick Tasmania

9/ This was a larger style, Victorian cottage in Carrick.

Carrick Tasmania

10/ This is the Victorian style hall of Carrick.

Carrick Tasmania

11/ This is a larger Victorian gentleman's style house at Carrick.

Carrick Tasmania

12/ This shows a Victorian era shop cum house. Behind it is the church shown above. It shows how grand some of the heritage assets of Carrick are.

Carrick Tasmania

13/ The Prince of Wales Hotel in Carrick is an impressive example of Victorian architecture.

Carrick Tasmania

14/ This quaint stone house is near the Stables at Carrick.

Carrick Tasmania

15/ The Mill Inn is an impressive Georgian style building. It is one of the most famous assets of Carrick.

Hadspen Tasmania

16/ This is the Gothic Revival, Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Hadspen. Hadspen is just east of Carrick.

 

Carrick, Tasmania

1/ Entally Estate greets you as a well preserved colonial homestead. Its many buildings make it an independent estate, as was the custom at the time.

Carrick, Tasmania

2/ The rear shows the variety of buildings in Entally, as every homestead had to be a self sufficient unit.

Carrick, Tasmania

3/ Further along you come to the chapel and coach house of Entally.

Carrick, Tasmania

4/ The chapel of Entally was made later in the Gothic Revival style, when Entally was prosperous.

Carrick, Tasmania

5/ This stain glass window represents a considerable expense and shows the importance of religion at Entally.

Carrick, Tasmania

6/ Entally is well known for its gardens, which were begun in the 19th Century. Large gardens were very important statements of wealth to the Gentry.

Carrick, Tasmania

7/ This gate leads into the large work area "the Yard".

Carrick, Tasmania

8/ This view shows the full scale of the Yard. This was once the bustling centre of work on the Entally Estate. In the distance are the tool sheds.

Carrick, Tasmania

9/ The tool sheds now contain a variety of 19th Century tools and vehicles for display.

Carrick, Tasmania

10/ This was the cosy, cottage of the gardener. He had an important place in the hierarchy of the Entally Estate.

 

Carrick, Tasmania

1/ The water color painting gives some idea of what Entally Estate was like in the late 19th Century. The bottom insert picture shows a cricket match on the Estate.

Carrick, Tasmania

2/ The main dining room of Entally shows the opulent furnishings of the late 19th Century.

Carrick, Tasmania

3/ The Dining Room shows an expensive fireplace and decorations. You appreciate these things much more when you see them placed together in an authentic environment like Entally Estate.

Carrick, Tasmania

4/ The Gentlemen's Retreat in Entally shows more examples of luxurious 19th Century wood furniture. Here the gentry once discussed the affairs of the Colony and the mighty British Empire.

Carrick, Tasmania

5/ The hallway of Entally House was quite narrow. I was disappointed that the paintings were not flush to the wall, as was the custom of the time.

6/ The reading room had a collection of authentic 19th Century, literary tomes.

Carrick, Tasmania

7/ The Master Bedroom showed a screen and mirror.

Carrick, Tasmania

8/ The bed of the master of Entally was quite impressive, but small by modern standards.

Carrick, Tasmania

9/ In contrast the Maid's Bedroom was quite small.

Carrick, Tasmania

10/ The stair was narrow and steep, which emphasized that life, even for the rich, had its daily difficulties.

Carrick, Tasmania

11/ The Nursery of Entally was decorated with a wide variety of 19th Century toys and dolls.

Carrick, Tasmania

12/ These three dolls and rocking horse clearly show many ideas about life in the 19th Century.

Carrick, Tasmania

13/ This piano is different in appearance from the modern type, which suggests that it may be very old.

Carrick, Tasmania

14/ This is a 19th Century, gentleman's, bedroom toilet. It was the maid's job to empty it every morning. It was one of many interesting, historic insights that I got from visiting Entally.

 

Gardenfest, Entally Estate, Carrick, Tasmania

1/ In November Entally plays host to "Gardenfest". Dozens of garden suppliers gather to display their wares.

Gardenfest, Entally Estate, Carrick, Tasmania

2/ Some people from the heritage society came dressed in lovely, 19th Century costumes to add to the ambience of the historic Entally Estate.

3/ The local horse drawn vehicle society showed off their restored vehicles at Entally that day.

Gardenfest, Entally Estate, Carrick, Tasmania

4/ Not all the pavilions displayed gardening supplies. This one sold exotic period dolls and toys.

Gardenfest, Entally Estate, Carrick, Tasmania

5/ This store sold stone decorations including balls. Note the size of the ball compared to the small child.

Gardenfest, Entally Estate, Carrick, Tasmania

6/ This vendor had a variety of chickens for sale.

Gardenfest, Entally Estate, Carrick, Tasmania

7/ Spring was chosen for Gardenfest at Entally, because so many flowers bloom at this time.

Gardenfest, Entally Estate, Carrick, Tasmania

8/ Inside the arboretum of Entally were numerous types of lovely flowers.

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9/ The arboretum was a lovely display of beautiful shapes and colors.

 

Agfest, Carrick, Tasmania

1/Agfest is the biggest agricultural show in Tasmania. It is regularly held in March near Carrick and it boasts over 500 different pavilions selling a huge range of products of relevance to both farmers and gardeners.

Agfest, Carrick, Tasmania

2/ Agfest included a variety of live stock like these bulls.

Agfest, Carrick, Tasmania

3/ There were also at Agfest displays of ancient machines like these early 20th Century two stroke engines.

Agfest, Carrick, Tasmania

4/ This Agfest display included really exotic machines like this early 20th Century potato picking machine.

Agfest, Carrick, Tasmania

5/ Steam tractors like this late 19th Century model played a key role in turning the bush into farm land. There was a very large display at Agfest in Carrick.

Agfest, Carrick, Tasmania

6/ This Agfest display showed off a huge range of old John Deere tractors. Some were steam powered.

Agfest, Carrick, Tasmania

7/ The most modern types of tractors were also on display.

Agfest, Carrick, Tasmania

8/ Spectators could view the performances of a range of 4WD vehicles being tested to their limits at Agfest.

Agfest, Carrick, Tasmania

9/ The Agfest plow and tractor display was very wide ranging in the many types for sale.

Agfest, Carrick, Tasmania

10/ A wide range of heavy vehicles were also on display at Agfest in Carrick.

Agfest, Carrick, Tasmania

11/ The sheep dog trials held at Agfest, Carrick were very impressive. With only minimal signals the dog must run the sheep through the course in a limited time.

Agfest, Carrick, Tasmania

12/ There were helicopter rides around the Agfest area and the Carrick district.

 

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