Tourists' Guide to Tasmania

Tourists' Guide to Tasmania

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... town I75 6d' is younger and smaller than Zeehan, and has a population of ' ' 1,500. A considerable number of mines are clustered round Dundas, none of them, however, being at present dividend aying, though they give employment to a large number of liands, and thus add to the wealth of the colony. The excessive rainfall in this part of the country, where the forest was formerly impenetrable, is gradually becoming modified as clearing progresses, and will probably, before long, approximate to the rest of Tasmania, in which tho rainfall IS much less than in Great Britain. MOUNT READ.--In pursuance of the policy inaugurated by Mr. F. Back, A.M.I.C.E., F.S.S., general manager of Govern-Train ment Railways, a two-foot gauge railway runs from Zeehan from north-easterly to the foot of Mount Read, which is rapidly Zeehan, becoming another very important mining centre. The scenery 4s. 6d. in parts of this line, especially where the rivers are crossed by timber bridges, is particularly beautiful and interesting. Further than the eye can reach, in fact for about 40 miles, there is an immense myrtle forest, the foliage of which is so dense that when viewed from a distance the tops of the forest present the appearance of rolling downs or soft billows of dark green, very restful to the eye, and lingeringlong in the memory as a vision of peace. The distance from Zeehan is 18 miles; from Strahan, 48 miles. The first four miles from Zeehan are over fairly level country, then the line begins to ascend, and to wriggle and twist, until at 10 miles it has reached an altitude of 1,015 feet above Zeehan, or 1,550 feet above sea level. Leaving Strahan on one day at 11.15 a.m., the visitor stays all night at Zeehan, and starts from there at 7.30 more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236985931
  • 9781236985934