History

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The QVMAG History collection represents both Tasmania's place in Australia and the world, and brings the world to Tasmania.

The collection represents collecting activities from 1842 to present day. It is diverse, and ranges across many collecting areas, from photographs, to personal items, archaeology, comparative cultural collections and large industrial technology. Some iconic items include the Australasian League flag, the first flag to feature the southern cross in its natural formation, our 1923 Alfa Romeo RLS Sport motor car, owned by Launceston businessman, Gordon Fysh. 

Did you know that parts of QVMAG's collections are available to view online?  To access QVMAG's Collection Online please click here.

A list of useful Tasmanian history resources and links to historic Tasmanian newspapers online can be found on the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office website.


QVMAG History Centre 

Discover the past and explore your story at the QVMAG History Centre. The History Centre is home to the Community History Series.

The Community History Series (CHS) collections of QVMAG include records of local government, businesses, community organisations and individuals, as well as oral history tapes and a large photographic collection. 

The CHS collection guides listed below are finding aids that provide information about the creation, historical context, arrangement, and content of the archival and manuscript collections. Readers are requested to consult the guides before placing item requests with staff at the QVMAG History Centre. 

Please see our opening hours for information on access procedures. Collections will be available at the QVMAG History Centre at Inveresk.

Collection Guides