A Visit to the Gardens

Some photos from the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, on the Queens Domain in Hobart. I used to like going here in winter because less visitors but all the interesting stuff is still there. I’ll show you some of the interesting stuff below but I only got to part of it. The photo above is a…

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A visit to the zoo: Beaumaris Zoo site

This is the site of the former Beaumaris Zoo, on the Queen’s Domain in Hobart. The zoo was first established as a private collection in a garden in Sandy Bay, that the owner, Mary Roberts, opened to the public. When she died in 1921, the zoo was gifted to the city, and moved to this…

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QVMAG: The First Tasmanians-Our story

I finally went into to this new gallery, but unfortunately a dark room with glass cabinets and lots of spotlights is not camera friendly, so I don’t have many photos. The label for the basket above says: Percussion method fire-making kit. Tinder sourced & pumili tirrina (basket) made By Vicki-Laine maikutena Green. French explorers recorded…

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New Launceston postcards!

Cnr of Brisbane and George Streets, Launceston. Blundells is on the corner that now has Holyman House (the big white place with the travel agents that isn’t the Flight Centre). This is before 1912. Larger version The two-storey building on the right is next door to the Princess Theatre which isn’t there (it opened 1911,…

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A Visit to the Star Theatre

Then: With to-day’s announcement of the opening next Tuesday of the Star Theatre, Invermay, comes the fulfilment of an ambition on the part of the directors of Star Theatres Pty. Ltd. to extend their chain of theatres to the suburbs of Launceston, with such a model theatre as has been enjoyed by local citizens who…

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On the numbering of houses in Launceston

From 1833 Police Act and 1838 Police Act: “From time to time to allot a number to each house in every street or pubic place with the said Towns which number the occupier of every house is hereby required to paint or affix or cause to be pained or affixed in legible characters upon the…

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Grass.

So Joee gave me Grass as a theme. I have lots of photos of grass, usually taken from a car, but I think when it comes to grass, we have to talk about Maria Island. Now for those not familiar with Maria Island, it is a small island off the east coast of Tasmania and…

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Look what I have!

So the mail didn’t bring me the books it should have brought, but it did bring me some postcards This one is Alexandra Bridge at the Cataract Gorge. Which is sort of this view. It’s one of those pictures where the more you look at it, they more you see. Guess where this is! This…

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A visit to the live animal collection in Launceston’s City Park

The live animal collection in City Park started in 1881. Most of the animals, as noted below, apparently being donated, and others were the result of exchanges with similar establishments. The first article gives a list of the animals that were exhibited the year after it was was established. By the time of the┬ávisit in…

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