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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 In Search of Hobart
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'Peter Timms leads us on a journey through his adopted city of Hobart, Australia's smallest, most southerly, least prosperous, but arguably most beautiful state capital. He reveals a city in transition, shaking off its dark and troubled past to claim its special place in the contemporary world: 'going boutique, nice and slow', as one overseas visitor notes.

'From Hobart's convict legacy, its spectacular natural setting, heritage architecture and climate, to crime-rates, economic hardship and the recent disfigurements of the developers, Timms brings a wealth of fresh insights, exploring the city with a mixture of affection, admiration, frustration and sadness, interviewing a wide range of residents along the way. Those who have experienced Hobart as tourists will be surprised and intrigued by the lively, complex society this book reveals. Those who live here will surely discover their city anew.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    ... gradually it dawned on me that the voyage I neded to take began in my own neighbourhood, within a few minutes' walk of my own front door. It had been there all the time, under my nose, even as I made other abortive attempts to discover a starting point.

    James Attlee, Isolarion, p.xiv

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Publishing , 2009 .
      Extent: 277p.
      Description: maps on endpapers
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Robert Dessaix.
      • Includes bibliography.
      • Publication date: October 2009.
      ISBN: 9781921410543 (hbk.)
      Series: y separately published work icon Cities NewSouth Publishing (publisher), Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2009- Z1730249 2009 series - publisher prose Number in series: 1
Alternative title: Hobart
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Publishing , 2012 .
      Extent: xvi, 280p.p.
      Edition info: Updated ed.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p 275-280)
      • Foreword by Robert Dessaix.
      ISBN: 9781742243856 (Mobi), 9781742241395 (epub), 9781742233727 (hbk.), 9781742246253 (ePDF)
      Series: y separately published work icon Cities NewSouth Publishing (publisher), Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2009- Z1730249 2009 series - publisher prose

Works about this Work

Capital Critique Mark Thomas , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 December 2012; (p. 16)

— Review of In Search of Hobart Peter Timms , 2009 single work prose
Untitled Ralph Spaulding , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 5 no. 4 2011;

— Review of In Search of Hobart Peter Timms , 2009 single work prose
Writing the City Sally Heath (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 70 no. 3 2011; (p. 179-189)
'The brief to 'write about the city you live in' has produced diverse books by five Australian writers. Another has just started to contemplate the process. The cities series was the brainchild of University of New South Wales Press, with Peter Timms' Hobart the first in the series to be published, in 2009. In 2010 Matthew Condon wrote Brisbane and Delia Falconer Sydney. Sophie Cunningham's Melbourne has just been published, and Adelaide by Kerryn Goldsworthy is due out in October. Paul Daley has just been commissioned to produce 'Canberra'. The series will continue around the country. The authors and I conducted an email conversation about the project, of which and edited version is presented here.' (p. 178)
In Search of Hobart Alison Alexander , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 120 2010; (p. 100-102)

— Review of In Search of Hobart Peter Timms , 2009 single work prose
Sandstone Days Robert Gibson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 318 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of In Search of Hobart Peter Timms , 2009 single work prose
Life on the Edge of the World Peter Pierce , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 November 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of In Search of Hobart Peter Timms , 2009 single work prose
Separated by More Than the Tasman Shirley Fitzgerald , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 December 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of In Search of Hobart Peter Timms , 2009 single work prose
Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 January 2010; (p. 5) The Age , 23 January 2010; (p. 5)

— Review of In Search of Hobart Peter Timms , 2009 single work prose
Sandstone Days Robert Gibson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 318 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of In Search of Hobart Peter Timms , 2009 single work prose
In Search of Hobart Alison Alexander , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 120 2010; (p. 100-102)

— Review of In Search of Hobart Peter Timms , 2009 single work prose
Writing the City Sally Heath (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 70 no. 3 2011; (p. 179-189)
'The brief to 'write about the city you live in' has produced diverse books by five Australian writers. Another has just started to contemplate the process. The cities series was the brainchild of University of New South Wales Press, with Peter Timms' Hobart the first in the series to be published, in 2009. In 2010 Matthew Condon wrote Brisbane and Delia Falconer Sydney. Sophie Cunningham's Melbourne has just been published, and Adelaide by Kerryn Goldsworthy is due out in October. Paul Daley has just been commissioned to produce 'Canberra'. The series will continue around the country. The authors and I conducted an email conversation about the project, of which and edited version is presented here.' (p. 178)
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  • Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
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