By the late 1800s, Latrobe was the third largest town in Tasmania. It was also the chief shipping port in the northwest before the port was relocated. When the port was relocated, Latrobe was also hard hit by an economic depression and a major flooding. By the turn of the 20th century, the local flour mill was forced to close after 30 years service.
After transportation ceased in 1853, the St Andrew’s Emigration Society was one of several societies formed to recruit labourers not only as an alternative to convict labour but with the expectation that superior type of migrants “accustomed to moral restraints and of industrious habits” could improve the moral status of the lower class (The Companion to Tasmanian History—Immigration Societies).
Ulverstone is one of the prettiest of seaside towns, and in addition, is favoured with many charming beauty spots. The beaches are very fine, while Leven Park, which is an exceedingly pleasant journey from the town is noted for its striking sylvan beauty. Further inland are the Gunn's Plains Caves, in which some splendid chambers have been made available for visitors. They have not yet been fully explored and it is believed that when they are fully developed they will be of remarkable beauty. The caves and motor boat excursions to Leven Park are most favoured by local residents and visitors alike.
The run along the coast road to Penguin, returning by the back road, provides an ideal outing. The views to be obtained are excellent, especially those of the Leven River on the return trip.
The above description of Ulverstone was published in the Advocate in 1922. Does it still apply today?
After posting several photos of Stanley on Facebook yesterday, it seems appropriate to post a picture of the magnificent Nut itself. This would surely have to be the eighth Wonder of the World.
This photo viewed from the wharf was published in 1919. It is probably somewhere to the right where an explosion occurred in 1892 (see story, Blowing up the Nut, posted in November 2017 if you haven't read it already).
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