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Peter Timms Robert Dessaix
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Hobart

Peter Timms Robert Dessaix


9781742233727

New South Books


History;
Travel writing


Hardback

294 pages

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In this updated edition, Peter Timms leads us on a journey through his adopted city of Hobart, Australia's smallest, most southerly, least prosperous, but arguably most beautiful state capital. He reveals a city in transition, shaking off its dark and troubled past to claim its special place in the post-modern world: `going boutique, nice and slow', as one overseas visitor notes. From Hobart's convict legacy, its spectacular natural setting, heritage architecture and climate, to crime rates, economic hardship, the recent disfigurements of the developers, and the opening of MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art) Hobart's newest tourist attraction. Timms brings a wealth of fresh insights. He explores the city with a mixture of affection, admiration, frustration and sadness, interviewing a wide range of residents along the way. Those who have experienced Hobart as tourists will be surprised and intrigued by the lively, complex society this book reveals. Those who live here will surely discover their city anew.

By:   Peter Timms
Other:   Robert Dessaix
Imprint:   New South Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 110mm, 
Weight:   313g
ISBN:   9781742233727
ISBN 10:   1742233724
Series:   City series
Pages:   294
Publication Date:   December 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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