Portrait of William Cox. Silentworld Foundation Collection SF001178.

On the road with William Cox

Becoming an Aussie builderWilliam Cox was a military officer, road builder, best remembered for his work on the construction of the first road over…


Portrait of Elizabeth Ann Wilson Potter (Mrs Francis Barnes). Silentworld Foundation Collection SF001457 data-src=

A portrait in pastel

Portrait of Elizabeth Ann Wilson Potter, Mrs Francis BarnesThis portrait was painted by the famous artist Augustus Earle in Hobart in 1825. Earle is…


View of the Endeavour River. Silentworld Foundation collection SF001479.

Iron ballast from HMB Endeavour

HMB Endeavour runs aground — time to throw some items overboard... On 10 June 1770, HMB Endeavour under the command of Captain James Cook was…