02 February 2014

The Story of West Hobart

Just published is this new book by Donald Howatson, a local historian.  He sets out to chronicle the development of West Hobart by tracing back the origins of each of the streets and explaining how they came to be named (and renamed).

While this might sound dry, it is a good read, being peppered with interesting anecdotes about past residents and developers, and photos of some of our favourite houses.  Donald Howatson has a wry humour which catches the reader by surprise now and then!
It's available at Winnings Newsagents and good bookstores - and it's inexpensive.

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