Tasmania's North East: A Comprehensive History of North-Eastern Tasmania and Its People

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (197 pages)
Author: A. Loone
Year: (1928) 2014
ISBN: 9781925135299
Other: b&w photos
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Written in 1928 by Hon. A.W. Loone, Tasmania's North East is a comprehensive history of north eastern Tasmania and its people. Written for the most part from first-hand knowledge, it makes very interesting reading.

It covers the discovery of gold and tin, the various mines in the area, the railways, and includes brief biographical details of the pioneers of the various districts. It also includes lists of the men who enlisted from from various municipalities and saw service overseas in the Great War 1914-1919.


The late Henry Webb, proprietor of the Camp Hotel, on the Ringarooma road, was a well-known man on this Coast from the earliest pioneer days. Webb in his young days was a keeper of sheep, and he had charge of the flocks and herds of the late Mr. Williams, a Launceston merchant, who owned the Waterhouse sheep station, 26 miles to the north of Scottsdale, before the late Mr. James Scott discovered the rich lands of Ringarooma and Scottsdale, in the year 1855. Webb was a fairly big man, strongly built, and carried himself erect. Brought up in London as a boy, he could tell many amusing tales of how some Londoners could make a good living. Webb was quite an interesting character himself, and could always see the comical side of life ...

This CD contains high quality scanned images of the original book, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

Tasmania's North East: A Comprehensive History of North-Eastern Tasmania

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  • How They Lived

    Posted by Marcia Holdsworth on 20th Nov 2019

    I had ordered the book and found lots of interesting history about the people/ families / lifestyles of those who pioneered the land in the North East of Tasmania. Having been on a family history holiday only recently to this area, it was a great read.

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