The photograph above shows Elizabeth Street, Hobart, in 1901. It had been decorated for the upcoming royal visit of the then Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary).

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Tas That Was is a column that includes:

  • anecdotes of life in Tasmania in the past;
  • historical photographs of locations in Tasmania; and/or
  • documentaries about locations in Tasmania.

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