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Where two rivers meet
Despite being located in Australia’s smallest state, Launceston is the second-biggest city in Tasmania after Hobart, and is the twelfth-largest non-capital city in all of Australia. Taking its name after Launceston in Cornwall, this city’s heritage is distinctly English. After European settlement in 1806, Launceston quickly grew into an export centre, with a population of 2,000 in 1827.
Thanks to the discovery of tin at Mount Bischoff in 1871 and the establishment of gold mines in Beaconsfield in 1877, Launceston quickly expanded into an urban centre, and was officially declared a city in 1889. Today, Launceston is home to just over 84,000 people, and this city at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers is a leisure destination of note. Residents enjoy a myriad of activities, including water sports and golf courses.
Its close proximity to a number of vineyards is ideal for wine aficionados, and outdoor buffs will enjoy visiting Cataract Gorge (located just a brisk walk from the city centre), and the nearby Narawntapu National Park. The Northern Tasmanian Cricket Association Ground, footy at York Park and racing at Symmons Plains Raceway provide ample sporting action, and if you prefer the arts, be sure to drop by the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and the Launceston Tramway Museum.
Launceston has quite a few public and private schools, and its pastoral atmosphere makes it perfect for the whole family.
Facts about Launceston
The hot wind, born amid the burning sand of the interior of the vast Australian continent, sweeps over the scorched and cracking plains, to lick up their streams and wither herbage in its path, until it meets the waters of the great south bay; but in its passage across the straits it is reft of its fire, and sinks, exhausted with its journey at the feet of the terraced slopes of Launceston.
– Marcus Clarke