Welcome to The Only in Tasmania blog

It’s been six years since the first copy of Only in Tasmania hit the bookshops in Tasmania. Three reprints, a second edition, and 5000 copies later, Only in Tasmania is now out of print.
But I still have so many stories to tell, so I decided to turn the book website into a Tasmanian history (without the boring bits) blog. I really hope you enjoy reading my articles.
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William Russ Pugh

If you have been to beautiful Princes’ Park in Launceston, you undoubtedly have noticed the statue of William Russ Pugh, ascending the steps as if he’s about to take a leisurely afternoon stroll. William Russ Pugh was one of the most important characters in Launceston, particularly in terms of medical