The smallest state of Australia, Tasmania is a picturesque island perfect for a drive or walk amongst its lush fields and stunning vistas. However, each excursion always presents a new question, such as "what is the sawdust bridge actually made of?", "how did the Tasmanian Aboriginal people come to be using glass before white settlers arrived?" and "is the Tasmanian tiger really extinct?" Revealing over 75 secrets, this is a tourist companion for those interested in discovering the myths, legends and well-hidden history behind Tasmania's tourist-friendly facade, or a souvenir for past visitors. Divided into regions, the book includes a map of Tasmania showing the major towns and reference points mentioned in the text. Each entry ends with a brief description of how to reach its location.
Philip and Mary Blake run a writing business from their home in Tasmania. Philip is a former winner of an Australian Literary Board Fellowship and a multi-award winning advertising copywriter. Mary, 'the flying librarian', is a freelance librarian and researcher.