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Bothwell Tasmania

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.

Bothwell Tasmania

2/ St Andrews Catholic Church is a very fine example of Victorian stone craft. It must have competed with St Michaels, which you see below.

Bothwell Tasmania

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.

Bothwell Tasmania

4/ This interesting monument graces Queens Park.

Bothwell Tasmania

5/ Bothwell has some impressive Georgian streetscapes. The Castle hotel dates from 1829.

Bothwell Tasmania

6/ This is the old post office. It dates from 1891.

Bothwell Tasmania

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.

Bothwell Tasmania

8/ This shows an impressive Georgian manor house. It testifies to the wealth of some residents.

Bothwell Tasmania

9/ The Town Hall is one of the newer buildings. It dates from only 1901 and is built in the late Victorian style.

Bothwell Tasmania

10/ Bothwell Grange is a hotel. It dates from 1836 and now offers heritage style accommodation.

Bothwell Tasmania

11/ This is a classic Georgian shop and house. Note the ancient small window panes.

Bothwell Tasmania

12/ Bothwell has a huge variety of ancient cottages. Strangely this one has two chimneys on the same side of the house.

Bothwell Tasmania

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

Bothwell Tasmania

14/ This shows a quaint, restored, workers cottage.

Bothwell Tasmania

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.

Bothwell Tasmania

16/ This Georgian cottage has attic bedrooms.

Bothwell Tasmania

17/ This is Batt's Cottage. It is a classic Georgian house and now offers heritage accommodation.

Bothwell Tasmania

18/ What is special about Bothwell is that it has retained some Georgian streetscapes.

Bothwell Tasmania

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.

 

Hamilton Tasmania

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.

Hamilton Tasmania

2/ The Cherry House is a lovely Georgian house that is now available for accommodation.

Hamilton Tasmania

3/ This arch is the last remnant of the old Hamilton jail. Like most towns in the Midlands, Hamilton was founded on convict labour.

Hamilton Tasmania

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.

Hamilton Tasmania

5/ This photo shows a large Georgian style house of the minor gentry.

Hamilton Tasmania

6/ This photo shows a quaint Georgian style cottage of a working man.

Hamilton Tasmania

7/ This large building looks like a Victorian hall. The bell was used to summon people.

Hamilton Tasmania

8/ This ancient coach house is now a guest house.

Hamilton Tasmania

9/ This photo shows another quaint Georgian cottage.

Hamilton Tasmania

10/ This old shop has now been turned into a cafe.

Hamilton Tasmania

11/ This old barn shows you the degree of restoration that has been effected on the other assets.

Hamilton Tasmania

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.

 

Ouse Tasmania

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.

Ouse Tasmania

2/ This quaint old church and cemetery are located on the western edge of the town.

Ouse Tasmania

3/ This is the Bridge Hotel. It is located close to the Ouse River, which is just to the right.

Ouse Tasmania

4/ This old cottage displays the town notice board.

Ouse Tasmania

5/ This is the war memorial in the lovely park near the river.

Ouse Tasmania

6/ This photo looks towards the west of the town.

 

Repulse Dam Tasmania

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.

Repulse Dam Tasmania

2/ This photo shows the power station at the Dam.

Repulse Dam Tasmania

3/ This photo looks into the Lake Repulse.

Repulse Dam Tasmania

4/ This is Lake Repulse looking to the south west.

 

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