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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
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    Visited out of curiosity but the museum is probably more of interest to the golf enthusiast. The museum traces the origins of the game in Scotland to the present day with interpretative signage, displays of golf balls, clubs, photographs, cartoon prints, figurines, etc. Bothwell is also reputed to be the location of Tasmania's first golfing community with the establishment of links at Ratho Farm. Good photos of former Australian champions. The museum is housed in the former State School Building which dates to 1887.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Tracey Davies
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    Highly recommend a stay at Ratho Farm for those wishing to explore Bothwell, play a game of golf or just soak up some interesting Tasmanian history. We (husband & I) stayed in the Old Bakery dwelling, which has been tastefully renovated in keeping with the buildings heritage. We enjoyed the company of six others for pre dinner drinks by the fire in the main house front sitting room, followed by a delicious meal served in the dinning pavilion. Our host Greg (fifth generation property owner) with great pride, shared his knowledge of Ratho, Bothwell town and the surrounding area.
    Written 22 April 2023
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  • AusfamCarine
    Gwelup, Australia63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stumbled on this when looking for something to do while staying in Oatlands. Was surprisingly interesting - scenic (non-sealed) drive and fabulous museum.
    Written 19 February 2023
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
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    The Centre is staffed by friendly volunteers who are very knowledgeable about their historic town and nearby attractions. Very good selection of pamphlets and other literature available, plus local crafts, giftware and souvenir items. The building seems very new and a total contrast between two heritage buildings, the former state school (now the golf museum) and the teachers residence. Limited opening hours advertised (11.00am – 3.00pm) due to reliance on volunteers, this also limit visiting hours to the Golf Museum
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
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    The Memorial was dedicated ion 1923 by Sir Herbert Nicholls. It is constructed of Victorian bluestone and granite with a sundial on each of the four sides at the top of the memorial. The inscription commemorates the 29 men from the district who died during WW1. Along Patrick Street is the Avenue of Honour, 110 trees planted for each man of Bothwell who served in the war. I understand that the original pine trees hade nameplates attached. The trees were removed in 1990's because of size and replaced by the Claret Ash species. The original nameplates were not reattached, but there is a bronze plaque titled, 'War Memorial Avenue', near the War Memorial which includes the list of names.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
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    Due to ongoing disputes between the Presbyterians and Anglicans in St Lukes, the Anglicans decided to build their own church in 1887. It was designed by Alexander North, a combination of French Gothic and Gothic Revival and built from local sandstone by stonemason, Thomas Lewis. It opened in 1891 and was consecrated by Bishop Montgomery. The tower was not completed until 1923 An imposing building and regarded as a small country cathedral. Such a shame that this and many other churches are closed to the visitor other than when services are being held.
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
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    This is a nice park in the centre of Bothwell, manicured lawns, mature trees, children’s playground, picnic area with seating and tables, the Memorial sundial and other memorials, Memorial Avenue and surrounded by some of Bothwell’s oldest houses, churches and other buildings. Great place to enjoy a leisurely stroll and a picnic snack.
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
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    St Luke’s is another church thought to be the oldest in Tasmania, dating to May 1830 when the foundation stone was laid by Alexander Reid of Ratho Farm. Gothic style with tower and funded by the colonial government, it opened in January 1831 to a joint service of both the Anglican and Presbyterian faiths. Relationships deteriorated during the ensuing years and the Anglicans departed in 1891 to their new church, St Michaels and All Angels, a more imposing church building. St Luke’s was designed by colonial architect, John Lee Archer, but his design for round windows to the sides of the building was overruled by Governor Archer and he was directed to design Gothic style. Stonemason, Daniel Herbert, enhanced the entrance with the addition of Celtic fertility symbols, the head of a male and female on either side. I’m not sure if they are the originals or replacements when the tower was reconstructed in 1965. St Luke’s is now a member of the Uniting church congregation. It is believed that the adjacent graveyard dates to 1827 with the first written record dated 1829. Some of the early pioneering families were buried here, their gravesite identifiable from seriously imposing monuments.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
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    I love the surprising snippets of information that surprise and I was fascinated to read of the lives of three members who lived in Bothwell after being sentenced to transportation for treason. John Martin, John Mitchel and, perhaps the most famous, Thomas Francis Meagher. Great signage and I will let the photos tell the tale of each. Apparently, there is no record of the origins of the name, Croakers Alley, but it was the name of a pedestrian bridge built over the river in 1832 to link the barracks and Wentworth Street. The sentry box and soldier were constructed by the local High School pupils. The park is rather nondescript otherwise.
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
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    The memorial commemorates the first shipment of Black Angus cattle from Scotland in 1824. The memorial was dedicated in 2009 and at that time the Angus breed made up more than 75% of the State’s beef industry. The first shipment was the precursor of the herd that is still farmed on the Dennistoun property near Bothwell.
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
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    The history of the church dates to 1864 when a stone church designed by Henry Hunter opened for worship, Bishop Willson consecrating the church and officiating at the first mass. It stood until 1938 when it was demolished due to safety concerns with the foundations and also because it was considered too small. The present church opened in 1939, a simple design using some of the materials from the earlier building.
    Written 25 January 2023
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  • Jenro C
    Tamworth, Australia39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great find in country Tasmania. Great hosts and among the best coffees we have experienced in 2 weeks in Tasmania. And beautiful cakes!! Highly recommended.
    Written 22 February 2024
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