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Beaumaris Zoo Timeline First Draft

Beaumaris Zoo Timeline First Draft

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Published by Storm Gerome
Raw research for a time line for the old Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart Tasmania, Australia. Sources are from Trove the National Library of Australia website. This an interest paper on how the Beaumaris Zoo was developed over a period of time from 1922 when the collection of Mary Grant Roberts was gifted to the City of Hobart until its closure in 1937.
Raw research for a time line for the old Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart Tasmania, Australia. Sources are from Trove the National Library of Australia website. This an interest paper on how the Beaumaris Zoo was developed over a period of time from 1922 when the collection of Mary Grant Roberts was gifted to the City of Hobart until its closure in 1937.

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Published by: Storm Gerome on Nov 21, 2011
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Beaumaris Zoo Base Timeline 1921
29 November 1921
: Concern
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 is raised on the future of the Beaumaris Zoo Collection after the death of Mary Grant Roberts
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23 December 1921:
 Members of the Roberts family with A. L Butler and the rustees of the !obart Museum meet with the !obart City Reser"es Committee to discuss the offer of the Beaumaris Zoolo#ical Collection. he Reser"es Committee were to meet on $ %anuary 1$22 to consider the &ro&osal
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1922
10 January 1922
: he (ederal Go"ernment turns down the offer of the Beaumaris Collection. !obart City Council a#rees to ta)e the collection*  &ro"ided the Go"ernment &uts u& half of the costs of the funds re+uired
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!- B-AMAR/0 Z.he death of Mrs. !. L Roberts is a clear loss to the community how far that loss is to be rec)oned  &ermanent and irre&laceable de&ends u&on &ublic o&inion. n her own initiati"e* and at her own e3&ense* Mrs. Roberts established and maintained a 4oolo#ical #arden on a small scale* but +uite uni+ue. Be#innin# without scientific trainin# or any s&ecial )nowled#e* and ta)in# the thin# u& as a hobby* she* "ery soon #a"e to this collection of birds and animals a s&ecial and &ersonal character. /t  became )nown amon# scientific &eo&le oil throu#h Australia and beyond* and was of eminence in the scientific world were &leased to recei"e and to answer letter from Mrs. Roberta re#ardin# the life habitsof asmanian fauna. he +uestion now* which is of &ublic im&ortance* is whether this wor) is to die with Mrs. Roberts. 5/t cannot be e3&ected that her e3ecutors will carry it* on for the &ublic benefit* but we ha"e no doubt that they will #i"e any &ossible hel& in any &ro&osal that it he carried on for tie  &ublic of asmania. 6rimarily we should say this is a matter in which the Royal 0ociety should ta)e thelead** and if it does so* su&&ort should not be lac)in#. he7 Go"ernment and the City Council are both concerned in what is a national wor)* and which also has a s&ecial !obart interest. he wor) be#un andcarried on by Mrs. Roberts is too bi# and im&ortant to be allowed to #o by the board for lac) of &ublic
 interest.7
The Mercury 29 November 1921
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/n the south* the first 4oo* established in 19$ in her home* Beaumaris* was Mrs Mary Roberts5  &ri"ate mena#erie of nati"e mammals and e3otic birds. A renowned 4oo7)ee&er* she was the first to successfully breed asmanian de"ils in ca&ti"ity* and conducted a lucrati"e business e3chan#in# nati"e animals with o"erseas 4oos.;7(rom <he Com&anion to asmanian !istory=77 >endy Rimon7
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The Mercury
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 Article from
The Advertiser
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