In Search of Hobart

Author(s): Peter Timms

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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 contemporary world. From Hobart's convict legacy, its spectacular natural setting, heritage architecture and climate, to crime rates, economic hardship and the recent disfigurements of the developers, Timms brings a wealth of fresh insights, exploring 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.


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Peter Timms is a freelance writer, a former editor of "Art Monthly Australia," and a former art critic for the" Age." He is the author of several books, including "Making Nature: Six Walks in the Bush," "Private Lives: Australians at Home Since Federation," and "What's Wrong with Contemporary Art." He lives in Hobart, Tasmania. Robert Dessaixis the award-winning author of "A Mother's Disgrace," "Night Letters," and "Twilight of Love: Travels with Turgenev.""

General Fields

  • : 9781921410543
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : 0.281
  • : November 2012
  • : 178mm X 110mm X 24mm
  • : Australia
  • : November 2012
  • : books

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  • : Peter Timms
  • : Hardback
  • : 10-Sep
  • : English
  • : 919.461
  • : 296
  • : map