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Sheffield Streetscape
Here is our travelling mural by John Lendis. It was first seen by many visitors to the Tasmanian Tourism display at the Melbourne Royal Show and the vast Daimaru shopping complex in Melbourne before it finally came home to Sheffield. It is a panoramic view of the corner of Main Street and High Street, Sheffield, as it looked at the turn of the century, dominated by majestic Mount Roland.
Painted in 1993 by: John Lendis
Location: High Street, Sheffield Size: 8m x 3m
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The Daffodil Show

The Spring Cattle Sales brought farming families to the sales yards in Hope Street. They came on horseback and on foot. Legend tells of the man who drove a herd of pigs, on foot, all the way from Beulah, 20 kilometres away. Cattle were driven along Main Street into High Street, however, on one occasion the cattle decided to detour right through Slaters Store.

The annual Sheffield Daffodil Show started in 1927 and continued even during the war years. The Anglican Guild organised a Flower Show in the Sheffield Town Hall at the same time, with displays of flowers, cakes, preserves and home crafts. Children came from the Sheffield School eager to see the results of their efforts.

The culmination was a Ball and the womenfolk supplied a three course meal mostly prepared at home and brought up to the Town Hall. Downstairs an open fire was used to prepare the soup and hot tea and carried up the basic staircase in the ever useful cleaned out kerosene tins.

Though the Cattle Sales are no longer, the Daffodil Show, now run by the Kentish Garden Club, is still an important time of the year, running over two days in September and still with lots of interest and plenty of memories.

Painted in 2005 by: Damian Rossiter
Location: Main Street, Sheffield
Size: 3.6m x 3.6m
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Mountain Rescue
During the period in which Senior Constable Harry Clark served in Kentish, the efficiency of search and rescue operations carried out at Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park developed significantly.

In 1971 he directed the first rescue using a helicopter, when 21 students from the Footscray Institute of Technology were caught in a sudden and terrible blizzard. One student died.

Harry Clark organised 75 bushwalkers and policemen, who waded through waist deep snow. The decision to use a helicopter was made when the weather suddenly became brilliantly clear.

Upon retirement in 1985, Senior Constable Harry Clark, was Tasmania’s longest serving policeman.
Painted in 1988 by: Cheyne Purdue
Location: 65 Main Street, Sheffield
Size: 5.1m x 3.2m
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