1911 Tasmanian State Premiership football match – Cananore v North Launceston. These film fragments represent the earliest known surviving moving images of Tasmanian Australian Rules football action, filmed in 1911.
Australian Diary 43: The Fine Art of Trout Fishing (1950). Directed by Jack S Allan. Produced by The National Film Board. Part of the NFSA’s Film Australia Collection.
A short, cheerful study of the preparation and skill required to catch trout.
Picturesque Tasmania (1933). Produced by G.A. Gamon. Made by the Cinema Branch of the Department of Commerce. Part of the NFSA’s Film Australia Collection.
A driving tour of Tasmania, showing a number of towns from Hobart along the western, northern and eastern coasts.
Life In Australia: Hobart (1966). Directed by Donald Anderson. Produced for the Department of Immigration by The Commonwealth Film Unit. Part of the NFSA’s Film Australia Collection.
Shows scenes illustrating daily life, industry, recreation and the tourist features of Hobart, Tasmania. As it follows the postman on his daily rounds it provides a description of Hobart and surrounding districts, which are crowded with historic buildings and monuments dating back to the first settlers and convicts.
Life In Australia: Launceston (1966). Directed by Peter Young and John Edwards. Produced for the Department of Immigration by The Commonwealth Film Unit. Part of the NFSA’s Film Australia Collection.
A picture of life in Launceston in the mid-1960s.
Viewpoint on Hobart (1975). Directed by Barry Williams. From the Viewpoint series. Produced by Film Australia. Part of the NFSA’s Film Australia Collection.
A film about the city of Hobart, Tasmania, as seen through the eyes of European migrants. Beautiful observational footage of Hobart, nearby agriculture, factory work, schools and shops. One man says poignantly in voice-over:
When we left our own countries, we pulled up our roots, and we personally will be migrants until the day we die. We will strive to obtain citizenship. That’s as far as we can assimilate … We will always remain Europeans and we don’t want to become anything else. We only want to live our lives in this beautiful country, where we have space, clean air and far less pollution than over in Europe and we want to be left in peace.
australianscreen has many Tasmania-related titles. They range from films about Tasmanian wilderness and wildlife, to the history of Indigenous Tasmanians, and films shot on location in Tasmania. Click here to see the full list.
John Kelsh set up the John Kelsh Colonial Hospital in Tasmania after emigrating to Hobart, Tasmania circa 1830. He was it seems married to Catherine Prestige, who came from Stackallan, Co Meath, Ireland. He is the son of Patrick and Marie Kelsh farming in Stackallan.
Does anyone know when they died and anything else about them, please? This is in connection with the family history. Any information will be most welcome.
Catherine Prestige is descended from Charles Prestige born circa 1715 and who died 8 March 1800.
This is a great blog and Tassie is such a beautiful state and lovely place. Our tour started out really well organized. I went on the Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula tour with a stop at the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park.