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Carrick Tasmania

1/ The Carrick Inn is a good place to park and begin your tour of Carrick.

Carrick Tasmania

2/ This double storey house would have been the house of a professional.

Carrick Tasmania

3/ This cottage was covered in greenery, as was the custom in Old England.

Carrick Tasmania

4/ As the sign says St Andrews would be one of the oldest churches in Tasmania.

Carrick Tasmania

5/ The European trees around St Andrews and the style of the church reminded me a lot of the Old England that these people wanted to recreate.

Carrick Tasmania

6/ In the church yard cemetery, it was hard to believe that I was not in Old England.

Carrick Tasmania

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

Carrick Tasmania

8/ This is a great example of a Victorian cottage.

Carrick Tasmania

9/ This was a larger style Victorian cottage.

Carrick Tasmania

10/ This is the Victorian style hall.

Carrick Tasmania

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

Carrick Tasmania

12/ This shows a Victorian era shop cum house. Behind it is the church shown above.

Carrick Tasmania

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

Carrick Tasmania

14/ This quaint stone house is near the Stables Restaurant.

Carrick Tasmania

15/ The Mill Inn is an impressive Georgian style building. I was lucky to catch it in its beautiful autumn colours.

Hadspen Tasmania church

16/ This is the neo Gothic, Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Hadspen. Hadspen is just east of Carrick on the edge of Launceston.

 

Entally House Carrick

1/ Entally House is a Colonial estate with a variety of well preserved buildings.

Entally House Carrick

2/ To the rear is a large coach house and a chapel. Country estates strove to be self sufficient as importing was both expense and difficult in the 19th Century.

Entally House Carrick

3/ The Chapel was built out of stone and represents a considerable expense for the Estate.

Entally House Carrick

4/ The stain glass window would have been very expensive to import and it shows the importance of religion in 19th Century society.

Entally House Carrick

5/ There are quite a variety of buildings housing the different activities of the workers.

Entally House Carrick

6/ The very large garden demonstrates the importance of gardens to the gentry, plus the effect of 170 years of development. This is why it today hosts the garden festival today.

Entally House Carrick

7/ Beyond this gate is the Yard or major work area of the old Estate.

Entally House Carrick

8/ The lawn was once the bustling centre of work on the Estate. The sheds are where various labours were performed. Today they house a display of ancient tools and equipment.

Entally House Carrick

9/ The gardener was such an important worker that he was even provided with his own cottage.

 

Entally House Carrick

1/ This water color painting shows what Entally looked like in the late 19th Century. The bottom picture shows a cricket match being played on the Estate's lawn.

Entally House Carrick

2/ The lounge room was decorated with authentic, expensive furniture of the 19th Century.

Entally House Carrick

3/ The Dining Room was decorcated with beautiful exhibits of the time. You appreciate exhibits much more when you see them in their authentic, historic environment.

Entally House Carrick

4/ The Gentlemens' Retreat contained a card table and other furnishings. Here the gentry once discussed the affairs of the Colony and the British Empire.

Entally House Carrick

5/ The Hallway was decorated with a number of paintings. Unfortunately, they were not flush with the wall, as was the custom in the 19th Century.

Entally House Carrick

6/ The Library contained a collection of old tomes, which would be of interest to history students.

Entally House Carrick

7/ The Master Bedroom contained a ladies seen and a vanity mirror.

Entally House Carrick

8/ The master bed was impressive, but small by modern standards.

Entally House Carrick

9/ The stairway demonstrated that life was difficult, even for the rich in the 19th Century.

Entally House Carrick

10/ The Maid's Bedroom was quite small compared to the Master Bedroom.

Entally House Carrick

11/ The Nursery had a lovely collection of 19th Century toys.

Entally House Carrick

12/ These three dolls looked, almost, like they were part of a story.

Entally House Carrick

13/ The piano seemed to be a very ancient type and shows the wealth of the Estate.

Entally House Carrick

14/ This was the Gentleman's Toilet. The maid had to empty it in the morning and on demand.

 

Agfest at Carrick

1/ Agfest is held near Carrick in March. It is the largest agricultural event in Tasmania. It had over 500 stores display a very wide range of products related to agriculture.

Agfest at Carrick

2/ These prize bulls were on display in the stock section.

Agfest at Carrick

3/ These ancient 2 stroke outboard engines for boats were on display.

Agfest at Carrick

4/ The historic section even included this ancient potato picking machine.

Agfest at Carrick

5/ Steam prime movers were very important for production in the 19th Century.

Agfest at Carrick

6/ This Massey Tractor was one of the first to be mass produced in Australia.

Agfest at Carrick

7/ The historic tractor display included many fine examples.

Agfest at Carrick

8/ The tractor displays also included a very wide range of ultra modern types.

Agfest at Carrick

9/ A variety of 4WD vehicles demonstrated their endurance around a very difficult track.

Agfest at Carrick

10/ A very wide range of plows and harvesters were on display.

Agfest at Carrick

11/ In the sheep dog trials you see the skill of both the dog and the trainer as they dog puts the sheep through the obstacles with a minimum of commands from the trainer.

Agfest at Carrick

12/ A wide range of heavy transport vehicles were on display.

Agfest at Carrick

13/ People could even go on helicopter flights around the Carrick area.

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