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Author
Hope, Tony; Kennedy, John
Title
Colonial engineering in Tasmania: The Kennedy Engineering Works Hobart
In
16th Engineering Heritage Australia Conference: Conserving Our Heritage - Make a Difference!
Imprint
Engineers Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2011, pp. 367-376
ISBN/ISSN
9780858258877
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=896017616822546;res=IELENG
Abstract

In 1860, Robert Kennedy a ship's carpenter, emigrated from Scotland and established a firm of ship builders and ship smiths in Melbourne. Robert Kennedy and Sons moved to Hobart in 1884 and acquired the Derwent Ironworks and Engineering Company in Salamanca Place, together with the Ross patent Slip and Shipyard at nearby Battery Point. The firm published a monthly newsletter and advertised itself as 'Shipbuilders, Engineers, Boilermakers, Blacksmiths, Iron and Brass Founders', including the manufacture of steam machines, boilers, mining machinery, ornamental castings and speciality items including girders for bridges and buildings.

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