Port Arthur Paranormal Investigation Experience

Last month, I did a post on the Post Arthur Ghost Tour, which is your standard ghost tour: a group of people follow the guide to each point, where they stand and listen while the guide tells a story, then onto the next one–stay together–don’t wander off. The Paranormal Investigation Experience is… not like that….

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Port Arthur Ghost Tour October 2018

So back in October, we went to Port Arthur and did the Paranormal Experience and the regular Ghost Tour. These photos are from the Ghost Tour. It’s much like every ghost tour. A group of people follow the guide to each point, where they stand and listen while the guide tells a story, then onto…

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A Visit to the Majestic Theatre

This was the Majestic Theatre, opened 2 June 1917 to show films. The other two theatres constructed at the same time were intended for live theatre, although the National (1915) had both and I think the Princess (1911) ended up being mostly film, and films were also shown at the Academy of Music (later Plaza…

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The Elm Trees of City Park

The best time to go looking for deciduous trees is, of course, in winter when they have no leaves and all look the same. So maybe not but it IS the best time to take photos of their lovely branch shapes. To identify the trees, I have two maps from the Launceston City Park Conservation…

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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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