30th Birthday and Hands of Time Website

As part of the Clockwise 30th birthday in December this year, Hands of Time was released as a free web directory fulfilling Graham’s dream of wanting to provide detailed historical information about Tasmanian clock and watchmakers back to the community.

Compiled by Graham and Sallie Mulligan, Hands of Time is a comprehensive directory of clock and watchmakers in lutruwita / Tasmania. The project compiles detailed historical information about 600+ Tasmanian clock and watchmakers. Information has been sourced over 30 years from books, industry journals and directories, websites, newspapers (Trove), Clockwise archives, Tasmanian Archives, Founders and Survivors project, Watch and Clockmakers of Australia, descendants, and business contacts. Included in the project are some associated trades and retailers, convicts who identified as clock and watchmakers but did not necessarily work in their field in lutruwita / Tasmania, and widows who continued running family businesses. Hands of Time is the most extensive resource publicly available on the history of clock and watchmakers in lutruwita / Tasmania.

Hands of Time is updated as new information is accessed. Listings are current at the time of publication, and new facts, feedback, or suggestions are welcome.