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The Enigmatic Strange
Creating a Past: The life and art of Frederick Strange c. 1807-1873.
This publication tells the story of Frederick Strange, who was transported to Tasmania with a life sentence in 1838. He lived in Launceston and painted portraits along with views of the emerging city from various vantage points. Available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops or downloading the order form. RRP $24.95.

The Launceston Railway Workshops souvenir guide. A publication which pays tribute to the people and the industry that once held pride of place in Launceston's industrial landscape. Available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops or downloading the order form. RRP $10.

Duck Reach and Launceston's Electric Light: The Story of Australia's First Publically Owned Hydro-electric Power Scheme by Julian Burgess and published by Gus Green OAM. Available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops or downloading the order form. Soft cover RRP $35 and Limited edition Hard cover RRP $69.95.

An Illustrated Guide to the Skulls of Mammals in Tasmania by RH Green, with illustrations by JL Rainbird. Available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops or downloading the order form from 12 December 2015. $24.95.

Guide to the Snakes of Tasmania
by Simon Fearn available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops or by downloading the Shop Order Form. RRP $19.95.

Traditional Fijian artefacts by Rod Ewin available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops or by downloading the Shop Order Form. RRP $36.95.

Faces of Launceston: The Photography of Philip Kuruvita exhibition catalogue available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops or by downloading the Shop Order form. RRP $30.

Fred Williams: Bass Strait Island Paintings
exhibition catalogue available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops or by downloading the Shop Order Form. RRP $5.

Tasmanian Tiger: Precious Little Remains
publication available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops or by downloading the Shop Order Form. RRP $34.95.

Excellent addition to the literature on the Thylacine: First and foremost, the book is beautifully presented and the gilded pages, implying that you are about to look at something precious, a nice touch. The book is comprehensive, without being too academic, and flows well between chapters. All in all; an excellent addition to the literature on the thylacine and a credit to you and David’s hard work.  - Dr Stephen Sleightholme, Project Director, International Thylacine Specimen Database Project London

Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels publication available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops or by downloading the Shop Order Form. RRP $34.95.

John Campbell Pottery: Recollections & Collections
publication available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops or by downloading the  Shop Order Form. RRP $85.

Webs: A Guide to the Spiders of Tasmania publication available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops or by downloading the  Shop Order Form. RRP $35.

Colonial Artist Henry Mundy and His Music
publication available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops or by downloading the Shop Order Form. RRP $95.


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Into the Wild: Wilderness photography in Tasmania is available to purchase through the QVMAG Shops. The publication documents the development of wilderness photography in Tasmania from its earliest days to the present.
Download the Into the Wild catalogue order form here


Bea Maddock catalogue    
Please download the Bea Maddock Order Form here. Please note:  The new price on the Catalogue Raisonne now $30.
 

Friendly Mission: the Tasmanian Journals and Papers of George Augustus Robinson, 1829-1834, edited by NJB Plomley, was first published in 1966. This monumental and controversial work has been widely recognised as an icon of colonial and postcolonial culture, an often uncomfortable meeting place between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

Friendly Mission is an account of travels and encounters with the first Tasmanians as told by an Englishman of humble origins who took on one of the most complex roles in colonial Van Diemen´s Land. George Augustus Robinson imaged himself as the ‘conciliator,´ a humanitarian, but to the Lieutenant-Governor who employed him, he was an agent within a governmental strategy for ridding the settlers of a troublesome foe, and to some of those ‘brought in´ he was a man who betrayed their trust.

Responses to Friendly Mission are as varied and intense today as they were when this extraordinarily detailed version of experiencing colonial encounter was first published.

Price $99.00 $79.00 1162pp.

 

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Launceston´s Pictorial History

Launceston´s rich cultural history is highlighted here in photographs, artworks, maps and ephemera drawn from the collections of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. The third oldest city in Australia, Launceston has a history that has been both exciting and, at times, challenging. Here is a visual record of the history and development of the city and the personalities and activities that formed this community.
Price $29.95  REDUCED PRICE $16.50

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McPhee, John

The painted portrait photograph in Tasmania: 1850-1900
Price $25.00

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Foot and Playsted are proud to announce the publication of Treasures of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.

The richness of the QVMAG collections is the result of the wonderful generosity of Launceston and its surrounding communities, the vision of the Launceston City council and the commitment of the Museum staff for more than a century.

This book showcases a number of treasures, chosen from many thousands, now cared for by the Museum. These objects and their stories offer a special glimpse into our community.

The printing of this exquisitely illustrated book has been generously sponsored by Foot and Playsted and, to celebrate the occasion, a special discount is offere to Friends of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Proceeds from QVMAG sales will go to the Launceston Museum and Art Gallery Foundation. 
$49.95 $29.95 228p., full colour
 

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Around every corner:
One of the most popular parts of the Museum´s photographic collection features in a recently published book.

Around every corner: the photographs of DG Wherrett Launceston Tasmania in the 1940s includes 72 black and white images of Tasmanian-born Wherrett´s documentation of the city. In response to an unusually early concern about the disappearance of many old landmarks, Wherrett systematically photographed inner city street corners over a 10-year period during the war years. The series in the book is part of a larger collection of 200 photographs showing Launceston streets and associated architecture and reveal much about everyday life in the 1940s.

The book was published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title, part of the four part series Launceston through the eyes of artists and photographers. This series has been shown at QVMAG at Inveresk throughout 2006.
Price $19.95 72 b/w photographs 

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LATEST IN OUR RECORDS SERIES
No. 116 (2012)
Forteath, GNR & AW Osborn
Survival of endemic invertebrates of Lake Pedder and Lake Edgar subsequent to inundation
Price $18.50

 

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LATEST IN OUR OCCASIONAL PAPER SERIES
No. 8
Grove, Simon J., Ron C. Kershaw, Brian J. Smith and Elizabeth Turner
A systematic list of the marine molluscs of Tasmania
Price $25.00

This publication comprises a taxonomic listing of the marine molluscs currently recognised as occurring in Tasmania.

Tasmania´s marine mollusc fauna is chiefly a subset of a larger fauna that is mostly endemic to the cool waters of southeastern Australia. Hence Tasmania shares most of its marine mollusc fauna (some 1042 of its 1357 species) with its nearest mainland Australian neighbour, Victoria. It shares 787 with New South Wales, 524 with Western Australia, and  267 with Queensland.

Tasmania has been well served by conchologists and malacologists over the past century, yet it has been many decades since the last attempts were made to produce comprehensive and contemporary checklists. For the most part, it has been necessary to rely on the Check-list of May (1921), or on the Illustrated Index of May and MacPherson (1958). Whilst these publications, and the Systematic List produced by Kershaw (1955), provide a good foundation for understanding Tasmania´s marine molluscs, they no longer reflect the current knowledge base on molluscan taxonomy and distribution in our region. The present publication is intended to bring our understanding of these aspects of Tasmania´s marine mollusc fauna up to date.

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