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Railway Gatekeeper's Cottage

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      Description: This small wooden cottage was built in c. 1870 and was situated on the corner of Waterloo and William Streets in Westbury, Tasmania. The dwelling was originally constructed for the Launceston and Western Railway Company and was used as accommodation for the Railway Gate Keepers's family. Depicted in the photograph at the rear are Mrs. Nellie and Sylvia Dolting. Standing in the foreground on the left are Mr. Ron Torrens (a railway cottage painter) with Mona and Hazel Dolting and Mr. Harold Burgess. The building was moved to No. 25 Adelaide Street in Westbury several decades ago. The image was captured from the northern direction in 1937.

Format: Pictorial and artistic works
Object: photographs

Railway Gatekeeper's Cottage

Subjects: railwaysprefabricated buildingsrailway workers

People/Orgs: Dolting, NellieDolting, SylviaDolting, MonaDolting, HazelBurgess, HaroldTorrens, Ron

Places: Railway Gatekeepers Cottage, Westbury, Tasmania

Institution: Westbury Historical Society

Object number: WEHS_0034

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