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QVMAG gift

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery conservator David Thurrowgood admiring the vertical gas engine that was gifted under the National Cultural Heritage Account. Picture: Neil Richardson.

Sarah Aquilina, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery showcase a vertical gas engine, The Examiner, 30 March 2016

An important piece of Tasmania’s history has been gifted to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery thanks to the National Cultural Heritage Account.

The vertical gas engine was built by British engineering firm Tangyes and is believed to date back to about 1892.

It is one of only two engines worldwide and is an important icon for Tasmania.

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