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This 1924 article in the Hobart based newspaper The Mercury advertises two performances of the pantomine 'Robin Hood' at the Bijou Theatre. The performances were held 'by special request' following an earlier successful season. The pantomine is…

This pear case label for Viking Brand Fancy Grade Pears is approximately A4-size. It probably dates from 1938 or 1939 (see link below). Viking Brand were exported by W.H. Ikin & Son in Hobart and the produce was from Tasmania. The advert depicts…

Valhalla Icecream is made in the Hobart suburb of Moonah. As seen on this advertising sign, the company’s logo features the side profile of the head of a Viking warrior on a red shield. The warrior wears a helmet with wings, a notion popular in…

Castle Zayee is an Asian restaurant in Lenah Valley, Hobart. The brick exterior has been built to look like a very solid castle, with low towers topped with crenellation. The medieval theme is carried through to the interior, where the walls are…

Castle Zayee is an Asian restaurant in Lenah Valley, Hobart. The brick exterior has been built to look like a very solid castle, with low towers topped with crenellation. The medieval theme is carried through to the interior, where the walls are…

‘The Towers’ building is in the Hobart suburb of Newtown and lends its name to Tower Road. It was designed by English-born convict architect James Blackburn in c. 1845 as a grand domestic building built around an internal courtyard. The…

Completed in 1906, the elaborate National Mutual Life Building in Hobart, Tasmania, was designed by Hobart-born architect Alan Cameron Walker (1864-1931). It is a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and features semi-circular windows with…

The Colonial Mutual Life Building in Hobart, Tasmania, was designed by Sydney architects Hennesy & Hennesy and completed in 1936. It is in the Stripped Classical style with Art Deco elements, whilst the sculptural embellishments are reminiscent of…