Tag: Launceston

Launceston Junior Technical School, later (1949) known as Launceston Technical High School

   MOTO: CUM STUDIO ET HONORE – With Zeal and Honour. Beginnings – On 10 February 1919, when the school doors were thrown open to admit students, 55 boys were enrolled and soon after, increasing to 63. Later in the year, the Spanish flu struck, and the school was closed from late August till mid-October, and […]

Newman Williatt (1797-1832) & family

Amongst Longford’s early residents were Newman Williatt and his wife Eliza and one child, they moved there from Launceston, Tasmania around 1829. Newman Williatt and Eliza Towers married in Launceston on 29 July 1824. While living in Launceston, the birth of two children have been located, a girl, Janet Elizabeth, born on 1 October 1825 […]

Scrivener – Bishop – Brownrigg Families

James “Simon” Scrivener (1815-1845) and Mary Ann Scrivener (nee Bishop) (1814-1907) and second husband, William Brownrigg (1811-1875) James Simon Scrivener, known as Simon, and Mary Ann Bishop were my g.g. grandparents they arrived together at Launceston, Tasmania on 6 March 1840. They departed London/Gravesend on 2 October 1839 with 60 passengers travelling aboard the 297-ton […]

For talk to the Longford National Servicemen’s Association – 4 July 2017

Launceston and Western Railway The railway which travelled between Launceston and Deloraine, a distance of 45 miles, was opened on Friday, 10 February 1871. Initially, it had a gauge of 5 feet, 3 inches but was later reduced to the narrow gauge of 3 feet, 6 inches. To cater for the different sized rolling stock […]