I love looking back through our archive to see what was taken in particular dates and years, to recall some of the images I had taken for the paper. Our library of bound editions of the Weekly Courier give an insight to what life was like and it also gives us photographers ideas for future images we can take. Its always good to look back.
I know what you're now thinking, and no, I haven't take any photos for the Weekly Couriers!
As you will see below, are some images from this week in March on various years from the Courier and some of mine for The Examiner.
The Weekly Courier: Thursday March 26, 1908, Second exhibition of the Launceston Branch of the Australian Natives' Association, Albert Hall. Launceston. The Esk Brewery show
The Albert Hall was built by J.T Farmils at a cost of 14,000 pounds in 1891 to house the Tasmanian Industrial Exhibition of 1891-92. The exhibition ran for four months and attracted over 260,000 people. Other exhibitions were held in the hall, one of them was the second exhibition of the Launceston branch of the Australian Natives' Association, in which the Esk Brewery displayed their products.
The Weekly Courier often photographed sporting events throughout Northern Tasmania. The tennis courts in Launceston were often visited. The interesting part for me is the clothing style they wore, one wonders how would players today cope with the long dress and hat?
The Weekly Courier: Thursday March 25, 1920, Ladies' Doubles during the Summer Tennis in Launceston. Miss Mold and Miss Walduck (winners) and Miss Barnes and Miss Bell (runners-up)
Staff from the Tasmanian Government Railways (TGR) would participate in annual sporting events for the company. Bowls, tennis, cricket and football was played between Launceston and Hobart companies.
Note the poses and fashions.
The Weekly Courier: Thursday March 22, 1923, Railway officials at Bowls and Tennis: pic1: The Northern tennis team. (winners), pic2: Southern Team pic3: Northern bowling team (Winners), Pic4: Southern bowling team
The Beaconsfield Fruit Fix this textand Agricultural Society held its show in March 1920, woodchopping was featured, and no doubt a few champions' careers began.
The Weekly Courier: Thursday March 25, 1920, Beaconsfield Show, chopping contest.
The Weekly Courier: Thursday March 24, 1932, Light Horsemen go into camp at "Panshanger".
Below are some of my images I have taken during this week in March.
The Australian Three Peaks race was always a highlight of the year to cover during Easter. Four days of a grueling sailing and running challenge that gave many opportunities for images any time of the day and night.
Waiting on top of Mt Wellington at 5.46pm, runners Paul McKenzie and Mark Guy were on their way to finishing the race after 133 kilometres of endurance running over three mountains. Waiting on the trig point for them to climb up and touch, then run back down to the wharf and finish line.
24/03/2008 Runners Paul McKenzie and Mark Guy close on the check point at the top of Mt Wellington, Hobart on their way to a near record run in the Australian Three Peaks race.
Do you remember any of these below?
26/03/2017 Hamish Clarke, 2, and his dad Cameron Clarke behind him, meet "Rebel' the Dalmatian dog
26/03/2010 Tasmanian dancing legend, Graeme Murphy at the Tasdance studios in Launceston
26/03/2017 Ditsh Dally 14 of Exeter high, with "Caity"
26/03/2013 Rachel Slater puts together the Easter eggs at Gourlays Sweet Factory in Launceston.
26/03/2006 THE END: The Melbourne Cricket Ground is a sea of colour for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games last night.
26/03/2020 one of the Meerkats at Tasmania Zoo, always smiling for the camera.
Paul Scambler, senior photographer