In Search of Hobart
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: '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 and the recent disfigurements of the developers, Timms brings a wealth of fresh insights, exploring the city.
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Review: In Search of Hobart (The New South Cities Series #1)User Review - Shaun Major - Goodreads
I bought this on a whim while wandering the streets of Hobart in between sessions of a conference I was attending and I was instantly captivated. Rather than a dry chronology of the history of this ... Read full review
Review: In Search of Hobart (The New South Cities Series #1)User Review - Oanh - Goodreads
Evocative and interesting history of Hobart and Tasmania. Less of a personal reminiscence than Melbourne and more academic in tone but worth reading. Read full review