‘A.H. 1804’ – The Search for 19th Century Graffiti at the Supply River, Tasmania

This page in Hilda Johnson’s book, Bygone Days on the Tamar, piqued my interest. 19th century graffiti? That I’ve never come across despite walking at the Supply River often?

Bygone Days on the Tamar by Hilda Archer Johnson, p.26

Although I could see references to the graffiti online, a photograph – other than that in Johnson’s book – eluded me. I was determined to track down this carving though.

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City Park, Launceston – Children’s Jubilee Fountain

Looking up in the Jubilee Fountain

Walking through City Park in Launceston, you’ll come across the Children’s Jubilee Fountain not far from the conservatory and Monkey Island. While the fountain is part of the landscape in the park, this isn’t its original location. The fountain was initially positioned outside the main gates on Cameron Street. In the foreground of the photo below you can see a postcard of the the fountain as it used to be. In the background of the photo you can see the hexagonal shape on the ground, where the fountain’s base used to be.

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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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