Cover image for Hardy Wilson Family
Agency:
Hardy Wilson Family
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1949
End Date:
31 Dec 2002
Description:
Dr Lachlan Wilson MB BS FRCOG (1916-2002) and Dr Jean Wilson MB BS (1918-1971) met as students at Melbourne University. After graduating, they moved to Tasmania to take up appointments at Launceston General Hospital. They also established a joint practice at 100 Tamar Street, Launceston, and built a house at 15 Lord Street, ca.1949-1951.
Lachlan Wilson was the son of architect, author and artist William Hardy Wilson (1881-1955). The Lord Street house was designed by him, and the plans for it are in the National Library of Australia.
Lachlan Wilson rowed for Melbourne University, and coached the eights at Launceston Church Grammar School for several decades. He was also an enthusiastic bush walker.
Jean Wilson worked for Dr Clifford Craig. She was also actively involved in the northern Tasmanian Girl Guide movement.
Their daughter Diana was an academic, designer and calligrapher, author of The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy Techniques (2012). Her circle included architects Peter Willmott and Barry McNeill, and designer John Smith.
Information Sources:
Information supplied by Diana Hardy Wilson
Functions Performed:
Arts and culture
Family archives
Series Created By Agency:
NS6064 Family Films01 Jan 195531 Dec 1975

NS5864 Transparencies - General01 Jan 195931 Dec 1983

NS5865 Transparencies - Scenic Views03 Jul 195931 Dec 1989

NS5866 Transparencies - Buildings01 Sep 195931 Dec 1980

NS6031 General Photographs01 Jan 196031 Dec 1988

NS5773 Books from the Collection of Diana Hardy Wilson01 Jan 2000

NS6405 Transparencies - Tasmanian Art School01 Jan 197331 Dec 1973