Monarch - lantern slide; c. 1854; P_GSL292


Maritime Museum of Tasmania


Monarch - lantern slide

About this object

Lantern slide of the Monarch which was 69 ton iron paddle steamer built in Scotland in 1846. She sailed to Hobart as a schooner with her paddle wheel stored in her hull in 1855. She was soon doing regular runs to New Norfolk as well as pleasure cruises. On one occasion she took a load of residents with picks and spades to Betsey Island after a rumour circulated that gold had been found. In the 1950s her rotting hull was buried when New Town Bay was filled and made into sports grounds.

Date Made

c. 1854



Object Type

Glass lantern slide

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