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Launceston by John Reynolds

Launceston by John Reynolds

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Launceston

History of an Australian City

by John Reynolds

Adult Education Board, Macmillan 1969, [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, illustrated endpapers (maps), hardcover, dustjacket in Mylar sleeve

Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket in Mylar protective sleeve, minor edge and shelf wear (See photographs)

“Launceston is the third oldest Australian city, having ben founded in the first decade of the nineteenth century.  Its history has been social rather than political and at one time the city rivalled Ballarat and Bendigo as a mining, managerial and financial centre.  The city has been distinguished from its early days by a number of forceful and public-minded citizens, including such men as John Pascoe Fawkner, George Robinson, the Reiby brothers, Henry Dowling, Richard Dry, who was the hero of the Abolitionists, as well as, in the twentieth century, the Holyman brothers, founders of Australian National Airlines, Sir Hudson Fysh, founder of Qantas Empire Airways, and William Hart, who was a major contributor towards the revival of mining in northern Tasmania.”

 

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