Battery Point: Inspired by Princes Park

Several years ago, I confessed to Think Tasmania readers that I wasn’t very good at map-reading. The map in question was a Hobart City Council map for the historic walk around Battery Point. I had to abandon the suggested route and just go my own way in the finish. I still managed to uncover quite […]

Ghost Tour at the Penitentiary Chapel

After my tour of the Penitentiary Chapel with Brian, I promised myself I would return for the Ghost Tour. And so it was on Friday 12th April my daughter Stephanie and I joined a small group at 8.30pm for a night tour of the buildings with our tour guides Tony and Mikki. Hobart Ghost Tour: […]

Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site, Hobart

It was a sunny afternoon during the weekend of the Tasmanian Wooden Boat Festival when I decided it was about time I visited the Penitentiary Chapel in Campbell Street, Hobart. This is part one of a two-part series about my experience. Penitentiary Chapel: Prisoners Barracks and Hobart Gaol by Mike Fry The Penitentiary Chapel and […]

Freycinet Murder Mystery: Win a Copy

The Freycinet murder mystery was written by Melanie Calvert and is set in the gorgeous east coast region of Tasmania.  A signed copy of the novel is up for grabs and will be won by one lucky follower of Think Tasmania.  Why, I hear you ask?  Because we love all things Tasmanian, and this book […]

Only in Tasmania by Sandra Huett

Only In Tasmania: There’s No Boring Bits! by Roger Findlay When I was asked to review Only in Tasmania, a history book, my mind flashed back to the last years of my school life and the countless hours I stared into space while our teacher droned on and on. I was hopeless at history as […]

The Black Vaughan by Mike Fry

This short story “The Black Vaughan” was written by Mike Fry. Mike is one of the regular team of contributors at Think Tasmania and usually writes Tasmanian travel articles about the west coast. However, given the history of Tasmania, many of our readers also have an interest in genealogy and/or ghost stories.  We’re sure you’ll […]