Tatts in Tasmania

Opens 13-12-2013,  closes 23-02-2014

Argyle Gallery 1

TTA substantial collection of historical memorabilia relating to George Adams (1839–1904) and Tattersall's in Tasmania has recently been acquired by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).

Tattersall's played an important role in Tasmania's economy from the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century.

This exhibition recognises the history of a successful Australian company that grew from a strong Tasmanian base and whose lottery became a national institution.

The collection has generously been donated by the Tatts Group Limited (formerly Tattersall's).

Image details: Cartoon of George Adams by Tom Midwood, drawn in opposition to the postal ban imposed on Tattersall's by the Commonwealth Government in 1902 (detail).