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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:33 PM   #21
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Is it very hot right now in Tasmania?
in mid feb - shall be around 25-30 degree celcius i think

in Jan when i was there - it hit 33-37 degrees --- so hawt!
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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:50 PM   #22
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My former geographie teacher's dream was ist to be a farmer on Tasmania and have an apple plantation there. But now he's a crazy teacher.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 02:35 AM   #23
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My former geographie teacher's dream was ist to be a farmer on Tasmania and have an apple plantation there. But now he's a crazy teacher.
that is rather strange/sad story!
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Old February 24th, 2008, 01:48 AM   #24
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WOW... beautiful, but too far to live there!!!
its all relative

its not too far at all from Melbourne or Sydney?
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:10 AM   #25
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The beaches look WONDERFUL!

The architecture in Hobart is very different eh, I had never seen pics of that city, interesting.

Seems you had a great time over there. The Tasmanian Devils ain't ugly!
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Old February 24th, 2008, 09:28 AM   #26
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I'm amazed by how much attention this thread is getting, I didn't realise how popular Tassie would be. I really should go down there one day, you never really hear a lot about the place. And everyone jokes about how Tasmanians are all inbred, with 6 fingers on each hand.

Hobart, Tasmania's capital, is actually a pretty old city by Australian standards. I think it might be our 2nd or 3rd oldest.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #27
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I'm amazed by how much attention this thread is getting, I didn't realise how popular Tassie would be. I really should go down there one day, you never really hear a lot about the place. And everyone jokes about how Tasmanians are all inbred, with 6 fingers on each hand.

Hobart, Tasmania's capital, is actually a pretty old city by Australian standards. I think it might be our 2nd or 3rd oldest.
Tasmania - is devil in itself

Hobart is second oldest city in Australia after Sydney
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Launceston is 3rd oldest city
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Old February 25th, 2008, 12:06 PM   #28
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I've been looking at a few photos of Hobart on Flickr. It's quite a unique city, there aren't too many other places in Australia that can compare.

These buildings are probably older than Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane...
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It has an amazing setting as well, and it turns out it's home to Australia's first Casino (really never knew that!)
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Australia's first brewery is there as well, built by convicts I'm guessing...

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Old February 25th, 2008, 02:20 PM   #29
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When I was young, this was all I knew of Tasmania!!




Ali, I saved my 16,000 post for your thread!!
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Old February 25th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #30
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Can you take a ferry from Melbourne to Tassie or do you have to fly?
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Old February 25th, 2008, 02:46 PM   #31
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You can do both. I think the flight over is about $80 (30 pounds) from Melbourne. Not sure how much the boat is, it should take about the same amount of time as it takes to go between Amsterdam and say, Newcastle. Roughly the same distance.

And TB, I can't believe you're up to you 16,000th post.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 03:06 PM   #32
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in mid feb - shall be around 25-30 degree celcius i think

in Jan when i was there - it hit 33-37 degrees --- so hawt!
Very changeable climate, especially in Hobart.
It was 35C on Tuesday or Wednesday and by Saturday afternoon the mountain was getting heavy snow.
The Ford Ranger Cup cricket final at Bellerive between Tasmania & Victoria saw windchill temperatures of 2C in the later overs as Tasmania were trying to hold on to beat the Vics.
Mount Wellington was covered in snow the next morning, after temperatures of well below zero the previous night (and windchill of -17C as well ) but most of it had melted by late afternoon.
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There's not really a lot of money to be made in apples these days.
Some family friends of ours have had a family business in apple orchards down in the heart of the Huon (deep south of Tasmania) for over 90 years, and they have struggled for a long, long time now.
Has been on the downward trend since the 60's and 70's really.
PS: I see you're from Germany - I worked until very recently with a fellow from Hamburg. Works in that building in that 3rd picture posted by city_life

The Cascade Brewery (pictured above) was burnt out in the 1967 bushfires as well.
Hence why it's facade is a bit scarred up, as well as it being 180-something years old.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #33
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I thought Paramatta was Australia's second oldest city, and Hobart third? Doesn't matter, all one needs know is that by Australian city standards it's ancient.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #35
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Here's another Hobart building:

The 1938 art-deco building is the Hobart City Council centre, it also houses a printing company and several other smaller business.
It was the Hydro Electric Commission building solely from 1939-1994.
The twelve storey building (circa 1982) next to it is the Hydro Tasmania building, Hydro also has the upper three floors of the art-deco building as well.

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Old February 26th, 2008, 01:38 PM   #36
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I thought Paramatta was Australia's second oldest city and Hobart third. Doesn't matter, all one need know is that for an Aussie city it's ancient.
Double post ... been drinking again Gap?
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Old February 27th, 2008, 06:47 PM   #37
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I'm surprised to hear that it snows on Mt Wellington in Hobart even during summer. It's on the forecast for tomorrow too.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 03:02 PM   #38
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I'm surprised to hear that it snows on Mt Wellington in Hobart even during summer. It's on the forecast for tomorrow too.
I don't doubt it either. Been bitterly cold the last couple of days with that arctic wing rolling through the place.
Hobart has been 7~14 and 8~15 the past two days with single figure windchill temps and rain for much of Thursday, and sleet when I was at work that night!
Mt Wellington was -1~3 today with a bit of snow about.
Supposed to hit 25 or 26 again early next week

Typical Hobes lol.
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