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Adrian and Claudia Dean
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Start Date:
01 Jan 1929
Claudia Margaret (Peggy) Dean (1929-2018) was an author and avid historian. She published a range of books including 'Cattle King of Van Diemen's Land: William Field 1774-1837' winner of the Lilian Watson family History award for 2000. Adrian Barclay Dean (1931-), shipwright, amateur artist, and teacher started designing and building boats in 1948. He moved south from Burnie to pursue his interest, working for the shipwright Jock Muir at Battery Point. A skilled carpenter, in 1959 he spent 13 months on Macquarie Island as the 12th ANARE's carpenter. Sketches, field notes and letters from this voyage were donated to the Australian Antarctic Division. Having taught at the first wooden boat school in Australia in Margate in the late 1980's, Dean was one of the first teachers at the Franklin Wooden Boat Centre when it opened in 1992, His strong interest in water vessels saw him become an active member of the Derwent and Tasmanian Canoe Clubs and the Tasmanian Sea Canoeing Club. His designs include the popular Greenlander Sea Kayak. Designed in 1970s the Greenlander is still in production. Dean also taught trade subjects with the Education Department and the Friends School. Adrian Dean married Claudia (Peggy) White in 1953 and had five children - Claudia, Jennifer, Keren, John and Rosemary. The family lived in the Sheffield Queenstown area before moving to Hobart. Adrian and Claudia collected a wide range of family history material. Included is material pertaining to the White, Spence, Maclean, Field, Dean, Goodwin, Dyer, Singleton, Bramich, Inall, McCormack, Elmer, Lindsay, Yates, Watt, and Wyatt families.
Information Sources:
Gail Foster, 2015, ABC Open: Adrian Dean - Boat Builder and Teacher;;Hudson, Sarah, 'Tasmania's Wooden Boat Centre maintains its maritime history' in Weekly Times, 13/7/2016;;Martian, Tim, Scratch the Surface: It floats his boat in Mercury 14/5/2016.
Series Created By Agency:
NS602 Records and Photographs of the White, Maclean and Field Families01 Jan 185501 Jan 1976

NS6579 Elmer Family Photograph Album01 Jan 187031 Dec 1980

NS6578 Elmer, Field and Lindsay Family Genealogical Research01 Jan 187031 Dec 2013

NS602/35 Photographs of the North West and Members of the Mclean and White Families01 Jan 187030 Jan 1984

NS6581 Wyatt Family Genealogical Research01 Jan 187031 Dec 2000

NS6575 Bramich and Dean Family Genealogical Research01 Jan 188031 Dec 2010

NS6587 Maclean Photograph Album06 Sep 188331 Dec 1980

NS6588 Recipe Books01 Jan 189231 Dec 1989

NS6675 Photograph Album of Donald M White23 Sep 189531 Dec 1960

NS602/34 Photographs of the Devonport and Latrobe Areas01 Jan 190031 Dec 1950

NS6585 White and Spence Family Genealogical Research01 Jan 190031 Dec 2006

NS6577 Dyer Family Genealogical Research01 Jan 190631 Dec 2000

NS6586 Maclean Family Genealogical Research01 Jan 190731 Dec 2010

NS6580 Watts Family Genealogical Research01 Jan 192031 Dec 2000

NS3150 Artwork by Adrian Dean01 Jan 195031 Dec 1960

NS1059 Personal Papers and Diaries01 Jan 195831 Dec 1978

NS1066 Papers relating to the Development of Bradys Lake, the Derwent and Tasmanian Canoe Clubs and the Tasmanian Sea Canoeing Club01 Jun 197231 Dec 1984

NS6582 Inall Family Genealogical Research01 Jan 198231 Dec 2000

NS6584 Mccormack, Goodwin and Singleton Family Genealogical Research01 Jan 198231 Dec 2000

NS6583 Yates Family Genealogical Research01 Jan 198231 Dec 2001

NS6425 Research and Publications01 Jan 199831 Dec 2004