Launceston from Upper George Street. Tasmania, Australia ca. 1868By Remembering the Past Australia / August 12, 2020 / Australia / 0 Comments
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
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]
Photograph overlooking Launceston taken from Upper George Street, Tasmania, Australia. The original photo was taken ca. 1868.
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