April 29, 2019

The imminent opening of the redeveloped C. H. Smith and Company site in Charles Street, Launceston, will perpetuate the name of a prominent and successful businessman.

When the business name Chas. H. Smith and Company appeared in Launceston in July 1889 it was the start...

April 14, 2019

In the 1920s Launceston was home to the largest furniture factory in Australia, a vast industrial complex that covered 10 acres at Invermay, established by businessman William Coogan.

W. Coogan & Co. also had factories at Hobart and Burnie making a wide range of furnitu...

April 4, 2019

The Great Flood of 1929 remains the most deadly flood disaster in Tasmania’s history.

Ninety years ago wild weather and rain across Northern Tasmania started in late March and intensified in early April with 18 inches (457mm) of rain recorded between April 3 and 6.

It is...

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