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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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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