If walls could talk: researching the stories and histories of Tasmanian buildings

Media release

15 August 2022

Know when your house was built? Want to discover more about where an ancestor lived in Tasmania?

Visit in person: display at the State Library and Tasmanian Archives Reading Room from early August.

During August, our building history display at the State Library and Tasmanian Archives Reading Room shows different pathways for you to find out about the history of your own home, or a place from the past that may have significance to your family.

The exhibition showcases historic photographs and films, newspapers, census records, maps, house plans, deeds and land grants – all revealing a rich insight into the structural history and architecture of a particular building, as well as the varied lives of inhabitants.

Learn to find out how a property may have changed over time, research past owners and occupiers, and discover the origins and significance of places and communities in the surrounding regions.

Curious about what you might find in the Tasmanian Archives? Home to more than 1.2 million archive and heritage items, you can easily explore the archives on your own device in the comfort of home. Image: Tasmanian Archives: Photograph – House at Dodges Ferry (1896), NS1553/1/469

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