Launceston from Windmill Hill. 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.
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.
Photograph overlooking Launceston taken from Windmill Hill. Tasmania, Australia. The original photo was taken ca. 1868.
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