Paterson Barracks

Paterson Barracks

One of the oldest surviving buildings in Launceston, PatersonBarracks was built in 1828, and was described at the time as thevery best brick building in Van Diemen’s Land.

As a commissariat store, it was designed to house food and supplies for the militaryand government officials in the young settlement, as well as forthe free settlers and convicts.The building was used by the Tasmanian volunteer forces, andthe Launceston Volunteer Artillery Corps which used the buildingfrom 1860.

Today it is home to Launceston’s cadet units andthe 16th Field Battery of the Royal Australian Artillery, the oldestartillery unit in the Australian Army, and the longest continuallyserving unit in Australia.

 

From Launceston a sense of place , Philip & Vicki Kuruvita available here

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Launceston, a Sense of Place launched at Town Hall

Launceston, a Sense of Place launched at Town Hall

Sitting at the confluence of three rivers, the North and South Esk and the Tamar, Launceston is the third oldest city in the Nation.

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Days are getting colder

Days are getting colder

This is an old image from Ireland, but considering Easter was just a couple of days ago..

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Australia's list of Top 100 travel experiences

Australia's list of Top 100 travel experiences

Tasmania's East Coast comes in second only behind cruising the Kimberley Coast beating

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Blue Stone Bay, Freycinet

Blue Stone Bay, Freycinet

Early morning at Blue stone bay in Tasmania's Freycinet National Park on the East coast.

 

Accessible only by 4 wheel drive, we had arrived in the dark and stumbled our way down to the water to set up for dawn

The beautiful rounded boulders are a perfect counter to the rugged coastline and incoming tide. I remember that it was cold that morning and the rocks were slippery . My brother David was with me so I sent him out onto the rocks to add a human element to the picture

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Tasmania is a beautiful place to vist

Tasmania is a beautiful place to vist

we came to Tassie in 1988 as our own bicentennial project. Since then, we have made a life and a family home here

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