Campbell Town Tasmania

General photos of Campbell Town Tasmania in the Heart of Tasmania on the Heritage Highway between Hobart & Launceston.
Claudius Thomson - 1st Warden of Campbell Town, Tasmania. Also built Morningside.

Claudius Thomson - 1st Warden of Campbell Town, Tasmania. Also built Morningside.

A fascinating read... The Leake family of Campbell Town, Tasmania

A fascinating read... The Leake family of Campbell Town, Tasmania

"The Grange", Campbell Town, Tasmania -This building was designed by the well-known architect James Blackburn and built in 1847 for Dr William Valentine. Due to his astronomical contacts, the Transit of Venus was observed in December 1874 by a party of American astronomers on the land adjoining "The Grange" on the northern side. "The Grange" was ultimately sold to the Leake Family after his death.

"The Grange", Campbell Town, Tasmania -This building was designed by the well-known architect James Blackburn and built in 1847 for Dr William Valentine. Due to his astronomical contacts, the Transit of Venus was observed in December 1874 by a party of American astronomers on the land adjoining "The Grange" on the northern side. "The Grange" was ultimately sold to the Leake Family after his death.

The main street of Campbell Town, Tasmania in the 1920s

The main street of Campbell Town, Tasmania in the 1920s

Harold Charles Gatty (1903-1957), air navigator, naturalist, adventurer and writer, was born on 5 January 1903 at Campbell Town, Tasmania, son of James Gatty, schoolteacher, and his wife Lucy Fitzjohn, née Hall.

Harold Charles Gatty (1903-1957), air navigator, naturalist, adventurer and writer, was born on 5 January 1903 at Campbell Town, Tasmania, son of James Gatty, schoolteacher, and his wife Lucy Fitzjohn, née Hall.

Places named for Elizabeth Macquarie (nee Campbell), wife of Governor Macquarie. Elizabeth Streets in Hobart, Tasmania and Sydney, NSW; Elizabeth Bay, Sydney; Mrs Macquarie's Chair, a rock cut seat on Mrs Macquarie's Point, Sydney; Campbelltown, NSW and Campbell Town, Tasmania; Appin, NSW, from Appin, the Scottish West Highlands town where Elizabeth was born; Airds, NSW from Elizabeth's Scottish family estate.

Places named for Elizabeth Macquarie (nee Campbell), wife of Governor Macquarie. Elizabeth Streets in Hobart, Tasmania and Sydney, NSW; Elizabeth Bay, Sydney; Mrs Macquarie's Chair, a rock cut seat on Mrs Macquarie's Point, Sydney; Campbelltown, NSW and Campbell Town, Tasmania; Appin, NSW, from Appin, the Scottish West Highlands town where Elizabeth was born; Airds, NSW from Elizabeth's Scottish family estate.

Claudius Thomson - 1st Warden of Campbell Town, Tasmania. Also built Morningside.

Claudius Thomson - 1st Warden of Campbell Town, Tasmania. Also built Morningside.

A fascinating read... The Leake family of Campbell Town, Tasmania

A fascinating read... The Leake family of Campbell Town, Tasmania

Convict-themed chainsaw sculptures in Campbell Town, Heritage Highway. Article and photo by Carol Haberle for Think Tasmania.

Convict-themed chainsaw sculptures in Campbell Town, Heritage Highway. Article and photo by Carol Haberle for Think Tasmania.

Harold Charles Gatty (1903-1957), air navigator, naturalist, adventurer and writer, was born on 5 January 1903 at Campbell Town, Tasmania, son of James Gatty, schoolteacher, and his wife Lucy Fitzjohn, née Hall.

Harold Charles Gatty (1903-1957), air navigator, naturalist, adventurer and writer, was born on 5 January 1903 at Campbell Town, Tasmania, son of James Gatty, schoolteacher, and his wife Lucy Fitzjohn, née Hall.

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