TASMANIA’S GOLDEN YEARS
TASMANIAN artist, illustrator and author David Hopkins has released an enhanced and extended edition of his landmark 1991 title, Tasmania’s Golden Years.
Printed in Tasmania by Focal Printing for Peregrine Publishing, Tasmania’s Golden Years Revisited is a beautifully presented coffee table book of more than 400 pages.
Hopkins has gathered images from archival and private collections to compile a chronicle of Tasmania’s golden past.
In updating the earlier publication, Hopkins had more than 2000 images digitally enhanced for the best reproduction possible.
The book retains the original foreword, written by the late Eric Reece, as well as a new introduction by Saul Eslake, who describes the work as a record of determination, ingenuity and adaptability.
Tasmania’s Golden Years Revisited will be launched at the Saddlers Court Gallery in Richmond on September 15 at 2.30pm and sells for $ 99.85.
A preview of the book is available online at http://tasmaniasgoldenyears.com.au
BACK IN TIME: J H Wenn and Martin Wells at work behind the counter of their Emporium- style store W L Wells and Co in Latrobe in 1905.