Remembering the Past Australia

The Salmon Ponds, On the Derwent River, Tasmania ca. 1868

TAS030.01 The Salmon Ponds. On the Derwent River, near Plenty, Tasmania, Australia ca. 1868Description: The Salmon Ponds.

Location: Tasmania, Australia


Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/621.

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Historical Information

The Salmon Ponds, circa 1861, is the oldest trout hatchery in the Southern Hemisphere. It was the birthplace of trout in Australia and the origin of Tasmania’s legendary trout fishery. [Salmon Ponds. Derwent Valley Tasmania.]

Derwent River, near Plenty, Tasmania

ca. 1868

The Salmon Ponds, On the Derwent River

Colourised and enhanced photograph showing the Salmon Ponds with a man sitting on the bank of the river and two buildings behind, on the Derwent River, near Plenty, Tasmania – circa 1868.

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