Wellington Bridge Press

Welcome to Wellington Bridge Press

Wellington Bridge Press is a publishing company based in Tasmania, Australia.

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Forthcoming Releases

Madigan's Account: The Mawson Expedition

These diaries describe the experiences of Cecil Thomas Madigan in Antarctica as a member of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

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

Patrick Howard

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, Tasmania.
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.