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Sorell causeway

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3088B

Scope and Contents

180 x 103 mm. A mounted print, with a handwritten caption beneath which reads: 'Sorell causeway over the Pittwater (?) River, from the Bluff, Cambridge, Tasmania.' A view looking across the small causeway, along which runs a railway line, towards the Sorell side of the bay. The causeway, which crosses Pitt Water, thus allowing a straight route from Hobart to Sorell and thence on to the east coast of Tasmania, was started at the instigation of Governor Sir William Denison in 1854. It was opened for traffic in 1872.


  • Creation: 1875


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1 item(s) (1 image)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Poor condition, faded and dirt marked.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by J E Calder, Esqre, Hobart Town.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Australasia, fiche number 75.


This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Calder, James Erskine, 1808-1882, Surveyor of Van Diemans Land

Includes index.
2006-08-10 09:06:40+00:00
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