Remembering the Past Australia

Launceston from Windmill Hill, Tasmania, Australia ca. 1868

TAS033.01 Launceston from Windmill Hill. Tasmania, Australia ca. 1868Description: Launceston from Windmill Hill.

Location: Tasmania, Launceston, Australia


Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/621.

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Historical Information

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

ca. 1868

Launceston from Windmill Hill

Colourised and enhanced photograph overlooking Launceston taken from Windmill Hill in Tasmania – circa 1868.

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