CARRICK & Entally Estate
Nearby: LAUNCESTON, LONGFORD, WESTBURY, LIFFEY FALLS, EVANDALE, DELORAINE, CAMPBELLTOWN, MIDLANDS REGION
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1/ The Carrick Inn is a good place to park and begin your tour of Carrick.
2/ This double storey house would have been the house of a professional.
3/ This cottage was covered in greenery, as was the custom in Old England.
4/ As the sign says St Andrews would be one of the oldest churches in 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.
6/ In the church yard cemetery, it was hard to believe that I was not in Old England.
7/ The cemetery had a strange ethereal air about it.
8/ This is a great example of a Victorian cottage.
9/ This was a larger style Victorian cottage.
10/ This is the Victorian style hall.
11/ This is a larger Victorian gentleman's style house.
12/ This shows a Victorian era shop cum house. Behind it is the church shown above.
13/ The Prince of Wales Hotel is an impressive example of Victorian architecture.
14/ This quaint stone house is near the Stables Restaurant.
15/ The Mill Inn is an impressive Georgian style building. I was lucky to catch it in its beautiful autumn colours.
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.
1/ Entally House is a Colonial estate with a variety of well preserved buildings.
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.
3/ The Chapel was built out of stone and represents a considerable expense for the Estate.
4/ The stain glass window would have been very expensive to import and it shows the importance of religion in 19th Century society.
5/ There are quite a variety of buildings housing the different activities of the workers.
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.
7/ Beyond this gate is the Yard or major work area of the old Estate.
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.
9/ The gardener was such an important worker that he was even provided with his own cottage.
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.
2/ The lounge room was decorated with authentic, expensive furniture of the 19th Century.
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.
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.
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.
6/ The Library contained a collection of old tomes, which would be of interest to history students.
7/ The Master Bedroom contained a ladies seen and a vanity mirror.
8/ The master bed was impressive, but small by modern standards.
9/ The stairway demonstrated that life was difficult, even for the rich in the 19th Century.
10/ The Maid's Bedroom was quite small compared to the Master Bedroom.
11/ The Nursery had a lovely collection of 19th Century toys.
12/ These three dolls looked, almost, like they were part of a story.
13/ The piano seemed to be a very ancient type and shows the wealth of the Estate.
14/ This was the Gentleman's Toilet. The maid had to empty it in the morning and on demand.
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.
2/ These prize bulls were on display in the stock section.
3/ These ancient 2 stroke outboard engines for boats were on display.
4/ The historic section even included this ancient potato picking machine.
5/ Steam prime movers were very important for production in the 19th Century.
6/ This Massey Tractor was one of the first to be mass produced in Australia.
7/ The historic tractor display included many fine examples.
8/ The tractor displays also included a very wide range of ultra modern types.
9/ A variety of 4WD vehicles demonstrated their endurance around a very difficult track.
10/ A very wide range of plows and harvesters were on display.
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.
12/ A wide range of heavy transport vehicles were on display.
13/ People could even go on helicopter flights around the Carrick area.