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Title Who's been sleeping in my house? : Oljato
Published 2011


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Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Who's been sleeping in my house?
Who's been sleeping in my house (Television program)
Summary "Hobart’s Battery Point is home to the most crowded collection of historic buildings in Australia. Here, workers’ cottages jostle for space alongside grand Victorian mansions. Among them is Oljato, a handsome two-storey gentleman’s residence perched atop a pedestal of sandstone. Built to fit a wedged-shaped piece of land, the triangular shape has influenced an extraordinary design, full of jumbled rooms and crazy-angled corners. Peter and Tina have enjoyed Oljato’s quirks and charms for 27 years. But having never sighted the original documents, they’ve always wondered who masterminded such an unorthodox design; when exactly the house was built; and what the name Oljato means. However, it was while renovating the staircase that the couple made a remarkable discovery - something that many owners of old houses only dream about. Sealed behind the wall they found a box of treasures - a small collection of documents and trinkets. Who did they belong to? And more intriguingly, why were they hidden in the wall? Prying back the layers of Oljato involves two local antique experts and some serious sleuth work in Hobart’s archives. But it’s the fond recall of a local parishioner which holds the most clues to the owner of the mysterious box. As Adam Ford discovers, the story of Oljato involves one of Tasmania’s most colourful governors, a surprising link to a native American tribe and a rare glimpse into a devout life lived inside one of Hobart’s most unusual homes." -- website
Notes Off-air recording of ABC1 broadcast December 5, 2011. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
No rating given
Credits Series creator and director: Daniel Brown
Performer Presenter: Adam Ford
Notes DVD
Subject Dwellings -- Australia -- History
Dwellings -- Tasmania -- Hobart -- History
Author Ford, Adam
Brown, Daniel
ABC-TV (Australia)