Remembering the Past Australia

Launceston from Upper George Street, Tasmania ca. 1868

TAS035.01 Launceston from Upper George Street. Tasmania, Australia ca. 1868Description: Launceston from Upper George Street.

Location: Tasmania, Launceston, Australia


Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/621.

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Historical Information

Launceston, named in honour of the New South Wales Governor Captain Philip Gidley King who was born in Launceston, Cornwall, is one of Australia’s oldest cities. Launceston was the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to use anaesthetic, the first Australian city to have underground sewers, and the first Australian city to be lit by hydroelectricity. [Wikipedia]

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

ca. 1868

Launceston from Upper George Street

Colourised and enhanced photo overlooking Launceston taken from Upper George Street, Tasmania – circa 1868.

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