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Platypus Matters
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The extraordinary story of Australian mammals.

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Thylacine - Tasmanian Tiger, the tragic tale of how the world lost its most mysterious predator
 
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The tragic story of how ignorance, fear and lack of caring led to the extinction of the Tasmanian tiger or thylacine.

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Closing Hell's Gates - the death of a convict station
 
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Based on an elaborate reconstruction of day-to-day life at Macquarie Harbour, one of Australia's most notorious sites of convict punishment, this is the true story of how, in 1827, nine convicts opted for 'state-assisted' escape (the death sentence) rather than endure the hardships and privations of the penal settlement on Sarah Island.

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Launceston Municipal Transport 1911 - 1955
 
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A history of transport in the city of Launceston in the north of Tasmania - horsedrawn omnibuses and cabs, trams, trolleybuses, holiday cars and buses.

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The Agrarian Kitchen - New Norfolk cooking school
 
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This collection of recipes from the phenomenally popular cooking school, The Agrarian Kitchen in Tasmania's New Norfolk, celebrates the simple pleasures of cooking and eating in tune with the seasons, and the rhythm of a life lived close to the earth.

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Municipal Magnificence - The Hobart Town Hall 1866 - 2016
 
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This book tells the story of the Town Hall site from its earliest days, as an Aboriginal landscape, the location of the colony's first government house and the design and completion of the present Town Hall complex.

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Growing with Strength - History of Hobart City Council 1846-2000
 
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This commissioned history of the Hobart City Council written by two Hobart-born historians describes the role of the people - aldermen, municipal officers and members of pressure groups - who have played a large part in Hobart's municipal life over 154 years.

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After Port Arthur
 
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A decade on, journalist Carol Altmann looks at how the people, the place, the killer, and the whole country has changed since the horrific massacre at one of Australia's most infamous historic landmarks, Port Arthur convict site.

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The Making of MONA
 
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This is the inside story of how MONA - David Walsh's Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart - came to be.

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Reading Robinson - Companion essays to George Robinson's Friendly Mission
 
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This book brings together essays from leading Australian and international historians, in an analysis of the monumental Friendly Mission: the Tasmanian Journals and Papers of George Augustus Robinson 1829-1834, edited by NJB Plomley and republished in 2008.

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Cynthia Nolan - A Biography
 
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A biography of famous Australian Cynthia Nolan, who grew up as Cynthia Reed (grand-daughter of Henry Reed) at Mount Pleasant near Launceston in the north of Tasmania.

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