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Launceston, Tasmania

Launceston Tasmania
Montage of Launceston. Clockwise from left - Launceston Post Office, View of the CBD and inner suburbs from Woods Reserve and Cataract Gorge and Swinging Bridge
Australian Place
Population103325 (17th)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
- Summer (DST)AEDT (UTC+11)
MayorAlbert Van Zetten
Federal DivisionBass

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Launceston (c-eniconˈlɒnsəstən, often mispronounced c-enˈlɔːnsəstən) is a city in the north of the state of Tasmania, Australia at the juncture of the North Esk, South Esk, and Tamar rivers. Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania after the state capital Hobart. With a population (greater urban and statistical sub division) of 103,325, Launceston is the ninth largest non-capital city in Australia. Settled by Europeans in March 1806, Launceston is one of Australia's oldest cities and is home to many historic buildings. Like many Australian places, it was named after a town in the United Kingdom - in this case, Launceston, Cornwall.

Launceston has also been home to several firsts such as the first use of anesthetic in the Southern Hemisphere, the first Australian city to have underground sewers and the first Australian city to be lit by hydroelectricity. The city has a cool temperate climate with four distinct seasons.

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In Launceston, Tasmania during autumn. Credits to Wild World by Cat Stevens. Please visit us at
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Countdown 2008 Aurora Stadium, Launceston Tasmania. TURN YOUR SPEAKERS UP; ULTIMATE SOUND EFFECTS!
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water rocket,spring loaded, nose off at apogee, servo activated, flight computer controlled, parachute deployment. Rockets launched near Launceston Tasmania.
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Garden in Launceston Tasmania
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Launceston City TAS March 6th 1991, a hot day that day (31oC) Everyone is about soaking up the sun making the most of the warm weather that Tassie does'nt get too often! Unemployment was a serious problem in Launceston (Around 12%) in 1991 with a lot of young people hanging out in the Launceston Mall.
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Performed by Vox Harmony choir, Launceston, Tasmania, from the Dream Works Motion Picture "Shrek", lyrics and music by Leonard Cohen, arranged by Roger Emerson.
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This video is an incredibly fast tour of inner Launceston. For those of you who don't know, Launceston is a city in the state of Tasmania, Australia. The song is called "The Ecstasy of Gold", written by Enio Moricone and performed by Metallica. A very special thanks goes to my amazing partner Joshua for his contribution to this film. No infringements were intended as this film is for artistic purposes and not for personal profit or gain.
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The silly people at House 12 in launceston, Tasmania have another prty, this time with a bow up doll making an appearence
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Cable hang gliding fun near Launceston, Tasmania - July 2009
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This is a short film I had completed in the Object-Based Modelling elective class at the School of Architecture in the University of Tasmania in Launceston, Australia. The basic story is the son of a former student comes to the School of Architecture, now in ruins, in 2077 after a war against the Japanese. Much of the history of the region was lost in the war, and institutions like the School of Architecture that could help rebuild the history are left abandonned. A person currently residing in the ruins, meets the son of the former student and takes him on a 'journey' concerning the history of architecture. All models are done by myself in C4D and Lightwave 8, and the music and the story are loosely based on the Sacred Icon Stage of Halo 2. Due to time constraints I was not able to get the alpha channel working as well as I'd hoped, but it was not absolutely crucial to the project. Special thanks to Chris Rossetto, Martin O'Donnell (music, Joseph Staten (partial story), Justin Beall (teacher) and Mark Williams. Thanks alot..
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Hawthorn star Lance Franklin passed fit to face Lions in Tasmania - Courier Mail Tweet this news
Courier Mail--BRISBANE Lions will have to face the might of AFL superstar Lance Franklin in -Tasmania- tomorrow afternoon after the Hawthorn spearhead was passed fit. Franklin was in some doubt for the clash at -Launceston's- Aurora Stadium after rol - Date : Thu, 07 Jul 2011 19:44:12 GMT+00:00
Watercooler Stories - Tweet this news -Launceston- City Council said it is reviewing requests from hoteliers in the city, the second-largest in -Tasmania- with a population of 100000, to have the clock installed above the General Post Office silenced between the hours of 11 pm an - Date : Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:31:22 GMT+00:00
Launceston's tallest tree? - ABC Local Tweet this news
ABC Local--While the species is not considered native to this part of -Tasmania-, it is a native of the island, and of south eastern Victoria. Nearing 45 metres in height, it was by far the tallest native tree in -Launceston-, and perhaps was the tallest - Date : Thu, 14 Jul 2011 07:30:08 GMT+00:00
Hardest times for tourism - Tweet this news'S- tourism industry was suffering its toughest period for more than a decade, a major industry conference was told yesterday. Marketing consultant Dan Blair told the 2011 -Tasmanian- Tourism Conference in -Launceston- tha - Date : Tue, 05 Jul 2011 23:01:14 GMT+00:00
102-year-old clock could be stopped in Tasmania because noise is driving ... - Tweet this news, which has a population of 100000, is the second-biggest city in -Tasmania- and a popular gateway to the island's wineries and walking trails. It attracts more than half a million visitors a year, including more than 100 - Date : Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:31:40 GMT+00:00
Rival company's 'guts ripped out' over mill sale - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--The company which was bidding for Gunns' Triabunna woodchip mill on -Tasmania's- east coast is in shock that it has been bought by tourism entrepreneurs. Private company Aprin says it was ready to give Gunns $16 million for the mill - Date : Wed, 13 Jul 2011 07:02:00 GMT+00:00
Biosecurity under attack - Tweet this news the year to last month, 64 per cent of passengers arriving at -Launceston- Airport were not checked by sniffer dogs, 70.3 per cent of passengers arriving at Devonport were not checked and 76 per cent of passengers arriving by ship in - Date : Sat, 16 Jul 2011 21:43:53 GMT+00:00
Faker front man allegedly king hit after Launceston gig - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--Nathan Hudson, lead singer for Faker, was allegedly "king hit" shortly after performing in -Launceston- over the weekend. -Tasmania's- Star Observer reports that the altercation with Hudson arose shortly after he hopped - Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2011 03:01:58 GMT+00:00
Jeff Kennett plea for unity in Tasmania - Herald Sun Tweet this news
Herald Sun--Kennett told a pre-match luncheon in -Launceston- that he remained opposed to a derby match between the Hawks and North Melbourne in -Tasmania- in 2012. He said it would be "self-destructive" to pit -Launceston- and northern - Date : Sat, 09 Jul 2011 11:30:40 GMT+00:00
launceston hosts winter games for tasmania's special olympians - Tasmanian Government Media Releases (press release) Tweet this news
Tasmanian Government Media Releases (press release)--The Minister for Sport and Recreation, Michelle O'Byrne, today congratulated Special Olympics -Tasmania- on their work with Tasmanians with an intellectual disability, as she officially opened the - Date : Sat, 16 Jul 2011 05:11:28 GMT+00:00

Launceston landmarks

Buildings & Structures:Boag's Brewery * Albert Hall * Country Club Casino
Entertainment:Inveresk and York Park Precinct * Princess Theatre
Sports:Aurora Stadium * Launceston Aquatic * NTCA Ground * Elphin Sports Centre
Transportation:Launceston Airport * Metro (bus company)
Nature and Parks:City Park * Cataract Gorge

Suburbs of Launceston, Tasmania

City of LauncestonDilston * East Launceston * Invermay * Kings Meadows * Launceston * Mayfield * Mowbray * Newnham * Newstead * Norwood * Prospect * Punchbowl * Ravenswood * Rocherlea * South Launceston * St Leonards * Summerhill * Trevallyn * Waverley * West Launceston * Youngtown
Meander Valley CouncilBlackstone Heights * Prospect Vale * Travellers Rest
West Tamar CouncilRiverside

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