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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The Coming of the Car

The demand upon horse traction, which diminished somewhat after the introduction of the safety bicycle receives another check by the importation of automobiles. The first one to come to Tasmania was landed at Hobart on December 24 from the s.s. Papanui to the order of Dr. F. J. Walden, of Sorell being imported by his…

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Prism 17

So, Sunday we went down to Hobart for Prism 17: celebrating the diverse talents of autism, and I took some photos so I should share them. The site was Rosny Farm, next door to Eastland, and there two parts, speakers in the big barn (see below) and an art display in the Schoolhouse Gallery. The…

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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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An Act to regulate the Police in certain Towns and Ports within the Island of Van Diemen’s Land and to make more effectual provision for the Preservation of the Peace and its Dependences generally

Passed by the [Legislative] Council 14 November 1838 A list of offences, summarised. It is not lawful to paste or otherwise affix any placard or other paper upon any wall house or building without consent of the owner or occupier It is required that houses and buildings be fitted with gutters or otherwise constructed to…

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The A-Word, or really about me, Part II

I’ve been putting off writing this because brain is never in the right place. (This is actually a good thing, even if not good for writing personal posts) and because I want to put things in order but I can’t remember enough to do that. I’ll see what I can do and, once I’m done,…

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The A-Word, or really about me

So I want to talk about Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder or whatever term you want to us, and me. It’s not something I usually talk about because, well,I feel like I’m preaching to the choir. Of the people I deal with on a regular basis, both friends and family, offline and real world, most of…

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WARNING: Lots of goat photos

Goat Fest 2017 was in the next building over from the market so it seemed like a good day trip to visit both. It worked well, rather than the usual process of leaving market to catch bus and then having an hour an half to kill in town & trying to find lunch, I spent…

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