Hamilton Heritage Museum

The Hamilton Heritage Centre is a small, local interest museum consisting of photographs and artefacts of the area. It is located in the Old Warder's Cottage, which was part of the convict probation station at Hamilton. It consists of a two-roomed cottage with displays, church records, farm and household items and photocopy facilities.

Address: 
Cumberland Street, Hamilton, TAS
Tel: 
0362863218
Hours: 
Key available from: Glenclyde House or Council Chambers (next door). By Appointment: ph (03) 6286 3218
Admission: 
Adults $1, children 50c
Facilities: 
Guided tours of town by arrangement, photocopier, family and church records research service
Collection: 
Photographs 1870's to 1950's showing rural life and vista of Hamilton. Church records for St Peter's Anglican Church and Cemetery. Records for all churches in upper Derwent Valley. Farm implements and household articles.
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Items

Travelling Organ

Creator:
Mason Hamlin Organ Co.
Description:
The Organ is from St John's Anglican church at Ovse. Still in good working order. Portable, pedal operated. Wooden casing with ivory keys.
Date:
1876

Tasmania, Ovse

Early telephone

Description:
Wooden casing. Metal rest. Backerline handpiece.
Date:
Early 1900's

Tasmania

World War One Certificates

Creator:
Australian Government
Description:
Pete Cooper - certificates issued for services to the King in WWI. Fredrick Cooper and his twin brother served in the army. They were from the nearby town of Ellendale.
Date:
1919

Tasmania, Ellendale

Photographs

Creator:
Peter Manchester - photographer
Description:
Five photos showing the dry stone walls made from volcanic rock found on the Hamilton plains. Also old buildings.
Date:
1970's

Tasmania, Hamilton plains

Bible

Busch Family Bible

Creator:
Published: WM Collins & Sons Co, London & Glasgow
Description:
Large, leather bound Bible. Busch family were immigrants from Hamburg. Births, deaths and marriages written in book.

Tasmania, Hamburg