Settled by Europeans in March 1806, Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities. Located at the southern end of the Tamar Valley it lies 200 km north of Hobart via the Midland Highway and is Tasmania’s second-largest city. Launceston was named in honour of the New South Wales Governor Captain Philip Gidley King, who was born in Launceston, Cornwall.
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Launceston from Windmill Hill
Colourised and enhanced photograph overlooking Launceston taken from Windmill Hill in Tasmania – circa 1868.