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A nineteenth-century hay rope from Hobart, Tasmania


Ranson, D, A nineteenth-century hay rope from Hobart, Tasmania, Australasian Historical Archaeology, 32 pp. 35-36. ISSN 1322-9214 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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In 1858, a slate-roofed, sandstone house was built at 68 Warwick Street in Hobart, Tasmania. During renovations in 2004, lengths of hay rope were recovered by the owners from under the floorboards of the building’s upper landing. As underfloor electrical and gas services had not been laid through this part of the house, it is likely that the boards had never been disturbed. The rope was loosely deposited along with wood shavings but otherwise was not associated with any other artefacts.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Ranson, D (Mr Donald Ranson)
ID Code:100015
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2015-04-23
Last Modified:2015-06-10

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