Tasmania history

Crowther statue removal appealed

2023-09-20T11:28:16+10:00September 20th, 2023|

Although the Development Application for the removal of the William Crowther statue in Hobart's Franklin Square was passed on 23 August 2023, the Hobart City Council's decision has been appealed. Read more in the Council's Crowther Reinterpreted Project Update announced on Wednesday 13 September 2023: https://www.hobartcity.com.au/Community/Creative-Hobart/Creative-Hobart-projects/Crowther-Reinterpreted [...]

Hobart’s Crowther Statue to be removed

2023-07-13T16:18:22+10:00July 13th, 2023|

A controversial statue of a controversial colonial figure, William Crowther, is to be removed from public display. Temporary signage next to the state's plinth will be erected to explain the reasons why the astatine has been taken down. Read Adam Holmes' story about the removal of the statue and [...]

Council to remove statue in reconciliation move

2022-08-16T10:04:40+10:00August 16th, 2022|

A small step to reconciliation’: Hobart council to remove statue of William Crowther who stole Aboriginal skull from morgue Former Tasmanian premier, William Crowther, mutilated the body of William Lanne in 1869 and sent his skull to the Royal College of Surgeons in London. Statue of former Tasmanian [...]

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