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Madigan's Account: The Mawson Expedition
These diaries describe the experiences of Cecil Thomas Madigan
in Antarctica as a member of the Australasian Antarctic
Tasmania's Bygone Years of Road Transport 1900-1929
by L. J. Morley
Tasmania's Bygone Years of Road Transport 1900 - 1929 is a brief
history of early motoring in Tasmania.
It wasn't until about 1910 that the motor car became accepted by the Tasmanian public and before this time it was considered to be a millionaire's play thing. Read more...
White Pointer South
White Pointer South is a fascinating compendium of shark facts
and Tasmanian maritime history. It also represents the first
detailed examination of Tasmanian white shark captures, encounters
and attacks ever undertaken.
To Hell or to Hobart
In 1843 Stephen Howard from Limerick was transported to Van
Diemen's Land for stealing a gun from a landowner. All the evidence
suggests it was a politcally motivated act, and that Stephen Howard
was involved with the rebel Whiteboy movement. In 1849 Ellen Lydon
of North Galway was similarly transported, along with other members
of her family, for killing a sheep with intent to steal during the
Great Famine in Ireland.
The Romance of Mount Wellington
by John and Maria Grist
Mount Wellington dominates the skyline of the city of Hobart,
It holds a special place in the hearts of all Hobartians.
The authors have spent several decades doing field research on the history of our Mountain. During this time they have rediscovered many of its hidden secrets.
Some of them are shared in this book.
The romance of "The Mountain" is gradually revealed to the reader through many beautiful images and simple explanatory notes. Read more...
Memories of Tasmania's West Coast
Today the West Coast is known for its beauty, tourist and mining
industries, but in days past it was also known for its timber,
railways and its isolation from the rest of Tasmania. The only way
one visited the west was the Emu Bay railway that ran from Burnie
to Zeehan, or by sea travelling from the north or from Hobart in
the south, a voyage that could take up to a week.