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Tasmania hotels

The Half Way House, Antill Ponds, Tasmania

A prominent feature and the social centre of Antill Ponds (Tasmania) was its Half Way House, a three storey hotel which serviced both travellers and locals with accommodation, meals and liquor. Adjacent stables were also a changing station where hard-driven… Read More ›

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Publican painter

Although he will be 86 on March 17 Mr. Sagar Whittle is still able to make neat work of a painting job on the Duke of York Hotel, in the city, which he owns. Mr. Whittle said yesterday that he had painted the hotel each year for the past six… Read More ›

Red Feather Inn, Tasmania

A convict-built sandstone coaching inn is home for 15-year-old Veronica Clarke, of Hadspen, Tasmania, and her parents. “The Red Feather was the first changing post for horses pulling coaches and carts from Launceston to Deloraine and Westbury,” Veronica said. Built in 1845, the inn closed… Read More ›