THE Inveresk and York Park Precinct in Launceston, Tasmania, once Tasmania’s largest industrial site, is now the major cultural heart of the city. In April 1929, the worst flood in Tasmanian history hit the Launceston area, lasting several days. Heavy rains… Read More ›
Early pubs of Hobart: The romance of Tasmania’s hostelries
THE following feature story, describing the early names of Tasmanian inns and pubs was published in the Hobart Mercury on July 19 1946. The revealing story gives a glimpse into the colourful signs that once swung above the doors of… Read More ›
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 ›
Is Tasmania’s Bush Inn Australia’s oldest continuously licensed pub?
By MICK ROBERTS © AS soon as you set your eyes on Tasmania’s Bush Inn you can plainly see it’s a special pub. While it claims an important place in Australian history as the oldest continuously licensed pub, evidence has… Read More ›