Harvest time at Colebrook, Tasmania, Australia 1923By Remembering the Past Australia / August 12, 2020 / Australia / 0 Comments
Colebrook, Tasmania, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Colebrook is a quiet little farming settlement, originally named Jerusalem sometimes before 1824 by Jorgen Jorgenson, a district constable. While searching for stock thieves, the surrounding seven hills reminded him that Jerusalem, in Israel, was surrounded by seven hills. By 1806, expeditions of soldiers were being sent to the area to kill kangaroos and emus due to serious food shortages in Hobart Town. Later it was developed by convict labour as the site of a convict probation station. Around 1834 people began calling the town Colebrook Dale. It was officially named Colebrook in 1894.
Showing harvesting at Colebrook, Tasmania, Australia. Original photo published 1923.
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