Dorothy Hallam Obituary, Death Cause – Dorothy “Doff” Hallam was the first female news cinematographer in Tasmania. Sadly, she passed away a week before she would have turned 98 years old. She was commonly referred to as “Doff.” The unassuming woman who blazed a trail became recognized for the way in which she documented a time of immense change in the region in which she was born and reared.
Her work is credited with making her famous. During this difficult time, we want her family and all of her close friends to know that our thoughts and prayers are with them. During the course of her life, there have been a number of significant shifts have taken place in the way people on the Tasman Peninsula go about their daily lives.
People who lived in the villages on the Peninsula commonly engaged in the practice of trading their goods and services with one another through the method of barter before and shortly after the 1920s. They provided fresh produce, eggs, and other things to Jarvis-Cash Grocer in Hobart, and in exchange, they were given basics for their pantries such as flour, sugar, coffee, and tea. Around the year 1920, the “Cartela” was the means of transportation that was used for sea travel to and from the Peninsula that was utilized most frequently. This was true for both directions.
Travel by automobile used to be excruciatingly slow on highways that were formerly graveled; however, the roads are now completely concreted, so travel is much faster on such highways. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Peninsula was home to approximately 32 apple and pear orchards; today, however, only a single orchard is still standing on the Peninsula.
A sizeable number of smaller mixed agricultural companies have been forced to close their businesses as a direct result of the phenomenal growth that has been seen in the tourism industry. The peninsula did not make its initial connection to the primary electrical grid of the city until the 1950s, at which point it was already well established.