From the Archives – Scottsdale, Tasmania January 1922

Looking back at the Tamar Valley and Northern Tasmania as it was in January 1922, via photos published in The Weekly Courier.

This week, looking at the construction of the ‘Sideling’ between Scottsdale and Launceston. Of particular interest to me was to see images of women amongst the construction workers.

A start has been made on this deviation on the North-Eastern Road, by which the worst grades on the “Sideling” on the Scottsdale side will be avoided.

The Weekly Courier, 26 January 1922

Images
1. Section of the road with a 1 in 20 Grade
2. 1 in 18 Section
3. Some of the heavy timber along the road
4. A 1 in 22 Section
5. Blasting a rocky portion
6. Some of the road workers

Reference
The Weekly Courier, 26 January 1922


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