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Hobart / Peter Timms
Bib ID 8596393
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, still image, online resource]
Author
Timms, Peter, 1948-, author
 
Uniform Title Hobart (Online)
Online Access
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Edition New edition. 
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2020 
©2020 
1 online resource (xxx, 280 pages) : illustrations, map. 
ISBN 9781742245010 (EPUB)
Series

City series

Technical Details

Mode of access : Available online. 

text file : EPUB : 2.3MB 

Summary

MONA has done a lot more than just rescue a flagging tourism economy. It has changed the city's body language, teaching it to stand up straight and look others squarely in the eye, even putting on a swagger in its step. From Hobart's convict legacy, its spectacular natural setting, heritage architecture and climate, to crime rates, economic hardship and new developments, not to mention the game-changer that is MONA, Timms brings a wealth of fresh insights, exploring the city with a mixture of affection, admiration, frustration and sadness. He interviews a wide range of residents along the way - many of whom, given the weather, might be found in Gore-Tex and beanies. Those who have experienced Hobart as tourists will be surprised and intrigued by the complex society and history this book reveals. Those who live here will surely discover their city anew, propelled by the author's fondness for it. Now with a new introduction where Tims reflects on what has been nothing short of a tourism-driven revolution since Hobart was first published in 2009.

Notes

First published in 2009, 2012.

Title from title screen.

Includes bibliographical references (p 275-280)

Subjects Timms, Peter, 1948- -- Travel -- Tasmania -- Hobart.  |  Hobart (Tas.) -- Social conditions.  |  Hobart (Tas.) -- Social life and customs.  |  Hobart (Tas.) -- Description and travel.  |  Hobart (Tas.) -- History.  |  Hobart (Tas.) -- Biography.
Form/genre Electronic books

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