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Mural Archaeology: Exploring the Hidden Wallpaper Layers of Oatlands
May
19
2:00 PM14:00
Tas

Mural Archaeology: Exploring the Hidden Wallpaper Layers of Oatlands

From butcher’s bills to marriage certificates, homework and grandma’s dress fabric, just about every conceivable item was used in the hard Oatlands winters to cover over the cracks in the walls of the houses of our town’s poorer inhabitants. Thanks to the efforts of generous homeowners and hardworking volunteers, these relics are now coming to light and provide a unique window into living in the 19th Century.

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Northern Tasmanian Convict Stations
May
19
2:00 PM14:00
Tas

Northern Tasmanian Convict Stations

Between the 1820s and the 1840s a number of convict stations were established, initially to house convicts working on the construction of Government projects. Over time the location, or even the very existence, of these stations has been lost. The Launceston Historical Society has been identifying these stations, documenting their history, and even helping to excavate two of them. This talk provides an update as to what has been found to date and the continuing search.

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Mural Archaeology: Exploring the Hidden Wallpaper Layers of Oatlands
May
18
2:00 PM14:00
Tas

Mural Archaeology: Exploring the Hidden Wallpaper Layers of Oatlands

From butcher’s bills to marriage certificates, homework and grandma’s dress fabric, just about every conceivable item was used in the hard Oatlands winters to cover over the cracks in the walls of the houses of our town’s poorer inhabitants. Thanks to the efforts of generous homeowners and hardworking volunteers, these relics are now coming to light and provide a unique window into living in the 19th Century.

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