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Launceston CBD

1/ St Andrews in Paterson Street was built in 1833 making it the oldest church in Launceston.

Launceston CBD

2/ This impressive church has a clock tower and seems to have a Byzantine style.

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3/ This profile photo shows the churches impressive Byzantine style.

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4/ This is the interesting Victorian era vestry of the above church.

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5/ A gothic revival style church in George Street.

Launceston CBD

6/ Another gothic revival church in Cimitere Street.

Launceston CBD

7/ This gothic revival church in St John's Street was about to be restored as a home.

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8/ This church in Paterson Street shows how lovely restored, gothic revival churches can look.

 

Launceston CBD

1/ The portico of the Albert Hall in Tamar Street is a very large, Victorian era building. It attests to a time when Launceston was once a wealthy city. Launceston is a treasure of Victoriana.

Launceston CBD

2/ This shot shows the full grandeur of the Albert Hall in Tamar Street.

Launceston CBD

3/ The Town Hall in St Johns Street is another very grand Victorian building.

Launceston CBD

4/ These three buildings near the Mall show different Victorian styles.

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5/ The Bank of New South Wales in Paterson Street is a good example of the early Victorian style.

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6/ The Clarion Hotel in Paterson Street is also a very stylish Victorian era building.

Launceston CBD

7/ This building in George Street shows a very decorative, Victorian style.

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8/ The Grand Chancellor Hotel in Cameron street is a fine example of modern architecture.

Launceston CBD

9/ Holyman House in Brisbane Street shows the clean lines of the Art Deco style.

Launceston CBD

10/ Bendigo Bank in Paterson Street shows a Italian Renaissance style.

Launceston CBD

11/ This building shows the Victorian grand style often used by commercial houses.

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12/ The Brisbane Arcade is a great place to find boutique shops.

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13/ This old gas lamp in the Brisbane Arcade once lit up old Launceston.

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14/ The Cornwall Hotel in Paterson Street is the place from which Batman set off to start Melbourne.

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15/ The Brisbane Street Mall is the heart of the Launceston shopping precinct.

Launceston CBD

16/ This photo shows Charles Street looking past great Victorian buildings to the post office tower.

Launceston CBD

17/ Opposite the Post Office is a square containing this strange thylacine (tasger) statue.

Launceston CBD

18/ The Aquatic Centre in York Street now houses a number of versatile, new swimming pools. There are many grand old homes in the streets beyond the Windmill Hill on which it stands.

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19/ Launceston has many lovely old houses like this one in Paterson Street.

Launceston CBD

20/ This grand house in Brisbane Street is built in the Italian Renaissance style.

Launceston CBD

21/ The North Esk River divides Launceston. The museum is on the northern side.

Launceston CBD

22/ The Queen Victorian Museum is just north of the North Esk River.

Launceston CBD

23/ This old tram has been converted into a road vehicle.

Launceston CBD

24/ This is the Tram Station just outside the Queen Victoria Museum, where short tram rides are conducted from.

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25/ This is Civic Square in the north of the CBD. The square cuts across Cameron Street, which you can see the continuation of. On the left is the Service Tasmania office.

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26/ Cameron Street has some of the most prestigious buildings in Launceston. Beyond this interesting Victoria era terrace is the Art Gallery.

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27/ On the other side of Cameron Street is the stylish Supreme Court Building.

Launceston Kings Bridge

1/ King's Bridge joins the city to the north western suburbs of Launceston. The brown houses to the right are part of the Penny Royal Complex. The waterfront sided Royal Park begins to the left of this bridge. To the right of this bridge is the Cataract Gorge.

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2/ Parallel to King's Bridge is the West Tamar Bridge, which is the main highway into the City. Beyond this bridge you can see the Wind Mill Restaurant, while to the left is Royal Park.

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3/ The Wind Mill Restaurant is housed in this large former barn. Royal Park begins here.

Penny Royal Launceston

4/ Penny Royal is a former theme park on the site of an old quarry. It is now a luxury apartment complex, which is very close to King's Park.

Penny Royal Launceston

5/ The Penny Royal apartments look old, but they are very modern.

Penny Royal Launceston

6/ Just beyond Penny Royal is the Gourlays Restaurant, which stands before Ritchies Mill.

Ritchies Mill

7/ This photo shows the full sails of Ritchies Mill. Ritchies Mill is an ancient flower-grinding mill, which is similar to the restored Callington Mill in Oatlands.

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8/ From Royal Park you have a lovely view up the Tamar.

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9/ This is looking east towards the bridges. Trevallyn is to the right of the bridges.

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10/ This is looking north towards the Waterfront Complex from Royal Park.

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11/ The Peppers Waterfront is a luxury flat, restaurant and marina complex.

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12/ There are always many boats moored on the Tamar River.

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13/ Higher up the Tamar River are a number of derelict boats.

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14/ The Tamar is very gentle and reflective in the afternoon, giving this very painterly appearance.

 

Launceston City Park

1/ The main entrance to City Park is on Tamar Street. Beyond this entrance is a world of peace.

Launceston City Park

2/ This plaque near the Entrance tells you that Launceston began in this area.

Launceston City Park

3/ Near the Entrance is a monkey cage. Beyond the cage is the Albert Hall.

Launceston City Park

4/ The old Arboretum holds a vast collection of exotic flora.

Launceston City Park

5/ Bands play from the old Rotanda set in the middle of the lawns.

Launceston City Park

6/ This lovely fountain was built to celebrate Queen Victoria's jubilee.

Launceston City Park

7/ The Gardener's Cottage is a quaint, Victorian era building. Its roof is made of tiles from Bangor.

 

Franklin House Launceston Tasmania

1/ Franklin House is a National Trust property on the southern edge of Launceston in northern Tasmania. It was built in 1838 and served initially both as a residence and as a boarding school. The house dominated the Franklin village and was the centre of a grazing estate. Inside are wonderful displays of Georgian furniture and decore. The telephone is (03) 6344 6233

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2/ This photo shows the rear courtyard of Franklin House. The extension to the left is the servants quarters, while the extension to the right is the old stables.

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3/ Franklin House is surrounded by a beautiful garden.

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4/ This photo shows the garden's shelter.

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5/ St James Anglican Church was built in 1845 to serve the needs of the Franklin Village. It is just opposite Franklin House. It is built in the primitive gothic style and is the seventh oldest church in Tasmania.

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6/ At the rear of the church is a cemetery.

Franklin House Launceston Tasmania

7/ Around the altar you can see exquisite wood work. The church also has a very ancient organ.

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8/ The Grubb family financed the construction of two beautiful stain glass windows.

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9/ This photo shows the other stain glass window.

 

Carr Villa Gardens Launceston

1/ The Carr Villa Gardens are in Youngtown, a south eastern suburb of Launceston. The complex includes a chapel, crematorium, gardens and a cemetery. This photo shows the chapel, which looks very stylish and very European. You can easily spend a leisurely afternoon exploring the gardens.

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2/ The memorial plaques are supported by a plethora of lovely shapes and shades of green.

Carr Villa Gardens Launceston

3/ This photo shows the beautiful scene that greets you to the Carr Villa Flora Reserve.

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4/ The lovely pond was lined with memorial plaques.

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5/ This photo shows the stylish, memorial wall.

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6/ This photo shows some ancient headstones amidst the lovely greenery. I thought that this arrangement was a great way to celebrate life.

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7/ This photo shows the lovely chapel from the front.

Carr Villa Gardens Launceston

7/ This photo shows the lovely chapel from the front.

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