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Secret Tasmania

$24.99
ISBN
9781864367355
More Information
By Philip Blake and Mary Blake
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 208
Book Size 207 x 135 x 15
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1 Aug 2002
Whether you want some interesting conversation for dinner parties, a guidebook for a quirky tour of the Apple Isle, or just a good, fascinating read that takes you from\ the modern myths and tragedies of Tasmania to its brutal colonial history, Secret Tasmania is the book for you.

Have you ever wondered:

  • What is the Sawdust Bridge made from?
  • How the Tasmanian Aboriginal people came to be using glass before white people arrived?
  • Where in Tasmania does the inventor of the Radio Telescope live?
  • Where is Tasmania’s recycled railway tunnel?
  • Why does Tasmania export clothing to Africa?
  • Is there any truth in the rumours that Tasmanians have two heads?

With 77 secret stories about the people, places, events, shops, ships and ‘stuff’ that make Tasmania Australia’s most different state, Secret Tasmania is the perfect gift for readers intrigued by urban myths and legends. Use it as a companion to walks, drives, picnics, shopping expeditions and lunch breaks, or just curl up in an armchair with it.

Philip and Mary Blake run a writing business, ‘Write On’, from their home in Sorell, Tasmania. Philip is a former winner of an Australian Literature Board Fellowship and a multi award-winning advertising copywriter. Mary, ‘The Flying Librarian’, is a freelance librarian and researcher.