This documentary includes wonderful early footage of Hobart’s Railway Roundabout and Brooker Highway.

Please be advised that this footage may contain words and descriptions that may be culturally sensitive. They reflect the attitude of the period in which the documentary was made, and may be considered inappropriate today.

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Tas That Was is a column that includes:

  • anecdotes of life in Tasmania in the past;
  • historical photographs of locations in Tasmania; and/or
  • documentaries about locations in Tasmania.

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