Now & Then – Church of the Apostles, Launceston

NOW & THEN – The Church of the Apostles in Margaret Street, Launceston.

The foundation stone for the church was laid in September 1864. The nave and two aisles had been built by October 1866 and the church was opened the following month. Construction of the transept, sanctuary and sacristies occurred some years later. The bell tower and spire that we see today weren’t installed until 1989.

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Museum Review: QVMAG (Royal Park) – First Tasmanians Exhibit

I have fond childhood memories of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) at the Royal Park, Launceston site. For years, it was the template I held for what a museum should be. It had lots of interesting corners to poke around in and a number of exhibits that I still miss. For now & then photos of the museum, see my post here.

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Now & Then – Children’s Jubilee Fountain

NOW & THEN – The Children’s Jubilee Fountain, City Park Launceston. Originally positioned outside the main park gates, it was moved inside the park in the early twentieth century.

For more information on the Children’s Jubilee Fountain, refer to my post here.

Further Afield: Westbury Silhouette Trail

A walk around the Westbury Tasmania Silhouette Trail

Westbury has always been one of my favourite small towns in Tasmania. Beautiful old historic buildings and with a Village Green of a green rarely seen in Tasmania. I’m not sure how I came across information about the Westbury Silhouette Trail, but I decided to visit.

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