Friday, 25 June 2021

Down in the Cellar

Highfield House in Stanley, Tasmania Australia was built by convict labour from 1826 to 1835.

Continuing with a few more pieces of furniture and the Cellar at Highfield House, Stanley, Tasmania.
The last 3 photos are of the cellar and instructions via a list of what is needed to start a Colony, unfortunately it's not readable.
In this Cellar provisions were kept because it was cooler down there. 
There are no photos of the kitchen, the doors were about to be shut/locked for the day, so next time I visit it will be the kitchen first.

 






54 comments:

  1. Built to last - and I am sure that the cellar was cool and an excellent place to store food.
    Thank you.

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    1. It was cooler down in the cellar and more room than I have showed.

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  2. That's a really good house. I have kinda expected that the cellar was bigger.

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    1. The cellar is bigger than I've shown but it's not huge.

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  3. Hello Margaret!what a lovely house!Ilike the inventory in the rooms

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    1. It's a homely house Anita. When you walk in the door it feels good.

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  4. The cellar looks solid. Who knows if it was only for provisions' storage and not used for confining convicts.

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    1. Cellar is made of stone, the convicts didn't live or stay in there, there quarters were across the road.

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  5. The cellar would be a great place to store the goods. I love the roll top desk, my grandmother used to have one.

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    1. Beautiful desk, brother in law has one of the desks, it's similar.

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    1. Oh I could too Lee. Beautiful view, flat on top of the hill only thing it might be a bit windy at times.

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    1. Oh indeed David, we are going to visit again later in the year hopefully.

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  8. Hi Margaret,
    That cellar full of provisions must have looked amazing.
    Have a great weekend

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  9. I would love to get down to Tassie one day. It's the only state I haven't yet been too.

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    1. Hopefully you will get here one day M.
      Good to hear from you :)

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  10. Buenas capturas del exterior y el interior. Me gusta ese empedrado.
    Saludos

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    1. Thank you. The cobblestones feel strong beneath ones feet.

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  11. I thought I have commented on this post but its gone. I don't know what happened to my comment. Or maybe I didn't click to publish my comment. I like the interior of the house. Interesting to have a look inside the empty cellar. Our houses here do not have cellar.

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    1. Happens to me sometimes Nancy, comment and it's gone and have to do it again.
      Our houses don't usually have cellar either just an odd one or two.

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  12. Me gustó esta visita Margaret. Se ve una buena casa.
    Buen fin de semana. Cuídaros.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thanks Laura. It is a good house, strong and appealing.

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  13. Convict labour was very cheap in those days.

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    1. Certainly was, just a bit of food, convict clothes and shelter.

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  14. O chão com pedras é um luxo, gostei muito! bj

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  15. Muy interesante Margaret, me ha gustado verla. Besos.

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  16. Talk About True Craftsmanship - Way Cool There

    Cheers

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  17. The cellar that looks so cozy

    greetings from Indonesia
    I follow your blog ^_^

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  18. Hello, I have loved this post, I have been the most interesting.
    I loved your post, I did not know your blog, do you want us to follow us? you tell me. regards

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  19. A beautiful place. I'm your follower #155. May you follow me back?
    Thanks and have a nice day.

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  20. That cellar looks solid and well built.

    All the best Jan

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  21. very interesting cellar ,never saw such one before

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