The Historical Treasury

The Treasury is tasked with the safeguarding of memories and stories from times before the current moment.

Protecting the Shipwrecks of Tasmania

Lost at sea, and found again

Special Arrangement

Early Recycling at Shag Bay

The story of Bonemill Bay.

John and Maria Grist

Threads of Memory: Nostalgia Tasmania

“What better way to remember a time and place and all the memories held dear?”

Nostalgia Tasmania

The Plague of Blackberries

As the emus left, the blackberries arrived…

Bert Spinks

Flowers of the Sky: Comets throughout history

Dirty snowballs from the far reaches of the solar system!

Public Domain Review

From A Picturesque Atlas of Australasia (1898)

Lavishly illustrated and wildly popular, this book introduced readers of the Empire to New Zealand, mainland Australia, and Tasmania

Special Arrangement

A Gateway to Charm – Northwest Tasmania (1955)

1955 tourism assertions: “You will begin to feel that all of your dreams of peace and contentment are at last coming true”

Special Arrangement

Meditations on Winter Customs

Short days and long nights can be bring familiarity and meaning.

Bert Spinks

Scorched Northwest: Tarkine on Fire

A photo-documentary following the January bushfires in the northwest of the island.

Nicole Anderson

An Early Ultramarathon: The 1903 Go-As-You-Please Mountain Race

Pedestrianism at its most challenging – the early days of ultra-marathons

John and Maria Grist