Tasmanian Archiving Strategy
In March 2106 approximately 8,000 Central Plan Office (CPO) Field Books were transfered to the Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office (TAHO), LINC. All Field Books were digitized before being transferred and Land Tasmania hold the digital scans of these records. Field Books ranged from FB0002 to FB08022 with a date range of between 1840 and 1989. DPIPWE staff can access multi page TIFF images of the books from the server 'Internal\General ' .
In April 2014 almost 2000 historic CPO flat plans were transferred to TAHO, LINC. Many of the Field Books transferred are directly associated to these plans. These flat plans are available to view on the LINC website.
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Hobart Maps Exploration Maps County Maps Sprent's Maps Tasman and Forestier Peninsula Maps
Tasmanian Historic Charts
Reproductions of a selection of Tasmanian Historic Plans and Charts from the
early 19th Century are available for purchase from the TASMAP eShop.
Tool - Early Treasures, Tasmanian Historical Charts and Maps (1811 -
This Story Map commemorates the preservation of an
important record of Tasmania from the early 1800s. The first surveys of land in
Tasmania were undertaken more than 200 years ago. The original plans and charts
form part of a collection of historically significant documents. These plans and
charts provide a fascinating glimpse into Tasmania's colourful past.
This Story Map provides a captivating insight into Tasmania¿s early
colonial history. This fascinating selection represents part of a prized
collection of historically significant maps, charts and plans that have been
preserved, scanned and catalogued. While the level of detail varies, many of the
200 year old plans and charts show the position of original residences and
government buildings, vegetation, streets and waterways, names of property
owners and occupants, sometimes even construction materials.
historic documents have been used as a point of reference by generations of
government employees, on a regular basis over many years, providing context for
the evolution of land use and development in Tasmania.
The App was built with the esri Story Map Tour builder. It has aided in
the education of people to the existence of the historical information, and made
the information easily accessible and available to everyone rather than being
stored away in the archive where no one knows about it.
Download the Story Map!