Hamilton, Ouse & Lake Repulse
- Lake Repulse
1/ Bothwell goes back to 1807 making it one of the oldest towns in Tasmania. It prides itself on having the oldest golf course in Australia. This old building is now the Golf Museum and information centre. It was once a rectory.
2/ St Lukes Church is a very fine example of Victorian stone craft. It must have competed with St Michaels, which you see below.
3/ St Michaels, built in 1891, is a very fine example of the Gothic Revival style popular in Britain at this time. These two stone churches testify to the wealth of the town at this time.
4/ This interesting monument graces Queens Park.
5/ Bothwell has some impressive Georgian streetscapes. The Castle hotel dates from 1829.
6/ This is the old post office. It dates from 1891.
7/ This is an interesting example of a shop and middle class home. The small glass panes testify to its great age. Behind it is a stable for horses.
8/ This shows an impressive Georgian manor house. It testifies to the wealth of some residents.
9/ The Town Hall is one of the newer buildings. It dates from only 1901 and is built in the late Victorian style.
10/ Bothwell Grange is a hotel. It dates from 1836 and now offers heritage style accommodation.
11/ This is a classic Georgian shop and house. Note the ancient small window panes.
12/ Bothwell has a huge variety of ancient cottages. Strangely this one has two chimneys on the same side of the house.
13/ The Priory, built in 1848, is an impressive Victorian home. It shows real wealth and has a large garden overlooking the town. It is now available for heritage accommodation. The Internet contact is www.thepriorycountrylodge.com.au
14/ This shows a quaint, restored, workers cottage.
15/ This Georgian house at a very early date had the verandah glassed in. Note the four chimneys. In the 19th Century chimneys were a good indicator of wealth.
16/ This Georgian cottage has attic bedrooms.
17/ This is Batt's Cottage. It is a classic Georgian house and now offers heritage accommodation.
18/ What is special about Bothwell is that it has retained some Georgian streetscapes.
19/ This is another example of a middle class Georgian home. I was quite impressed by the variety of ancient housing styles that I saw in Both well.
1/ Hamilton is a small historic town A10 Lyle Highway south west of Both well. It has a number of impressive historic buildings to see. This 1840s hotel is a major heritage asset.
2/ The Cherry House is a lovely Georgian house that is now available for accommodation.
3/ This arch is the last remnant of the old Hamilton jail. Like most towns in the Midlands, Hamilton was founded on convict labour.
4/ The historic assets of Hamilton are spread out along the main street. These give the town a historic feeling as you walk along it.
5/ This photo shows a large Georgian style house of the minor gentry.
6/ This photo shows a quaint Georgian style cottage of a working man.
7/ This large building looks like a Victorian hall. The bell was used to summon people.
8/ This ancient coach house is now a guest house.
9/ This photo shows another quaint Georgian cottage.
10/ This old shop has now been turned into a cafe.
11/ This old barn shows you the degree of restoration that has been effected on the other assets.
12/ The land around Hamilton is sheep grazing country. This green area is near the Dew Riverlet. It can be quite dry in the Ouse Valley in the summer.
1/ Ouse is a town with some historic assets. Like Hamilton it is also on the A10 Lyell Highway. It is north west of Hamilton and south west of Bothwell.
2/ This quaint old church and cemetery are located on the western edge of the town.
3/ This is the Bridge Hotel. It is located close to the Ouse River, which is just to the right.
4/ This old cottage displays the town notice board.
5/ This is the war memorial in the lovely park near the river.
6/ This photo looks towards the west of the town.
1/ This is the dam on Lake Repulse. It is located just south west of Ouse. I visited it just after the bushfire of 2013. The fire advanced right to the Dam.
2/ This photo shows the power station at the Dam.
3/ This photo looks into the Lake Repulse.
4/ This is Lake Repulse looking to the south west.