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Living in History : Tasmania's Historic Homes
Author: Alice Bennett

ISBN: 9781742373591
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 November 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.0 x 2.54
Description:
A beautiful journey in colour to some of the most spectacular and historic houses in Tasmania, filled with surprising stories of the people who inhabit them.

Tasmania's first European settlers were a diverse and eclectic lot-men and women from all walks of life who ended up cast together in a far-flung colony at the end of the world, where adversity was commonplace but opportunity abounded.

From former convicts to the highly privileged, they forged their own ways in Van Diemen's land - as farmers, traders, publicans, whalers, businessmen, politicians and more. As they, along with the colony, prospered, they built places of residence and business that stand today as a testament to the quality of Tasmania's early craftsmanship, the wealth of some of its first European residents, and their desire to recreate a piece of home in their new surrounds, no matter how hostile the environment. Tasmania is blessed that so many of these buildings are intact today. Some have been in the same families since the 1820s, others have been saved from ruin or converted into homes after previous lives as anything from hop kilns to coach houses a...

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