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A stunning book about a Hobart's Saturday institution

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<i>Salamanca Market: A short history of a long market</I> by Bernard Lloyd

Salamanca Market: A short history of a long market by Bernard Lloyd [©Salamanca Market]


The island state has many iconic sights, Cradle Mountain's gracious curve, the hot orange lichens on the rocks at Bay of Fires, the jaws of the Tasmanian Devil and many others. Included in these is the image of old sandstone buildings lining a street filled with the colour of umbrellas and people. It's Salamanca Market on Hobart's waterfront.

Salamanca Market. A short history of a long market is a stunning book that takes you on a wander through the market and a journey through its rich history, and we have four copies to be won!

Salamanca Market started in 1972 and is now the state's most visited tourist attraction. Every Saturday Tasmanian producers and designers create a huge selection of locally made products to be explored.

The setting along the waterfront precinct, with an avenue of trees on one side and some of the country's finest examples of Georgian architecture amongst the historic old buildings on the other, beautifully sets off the open air market. Add in the views of Mt Wellington as it guards the city, sometimes snow-capped, sometimes as blue as the sky, and you have picture perfect surrounds for a buzzing market.

Salamanca Market. A short history of a long market by Bernard Lloyd captures the vibrant feel of this Hobart landmark, the architecture, the wares on show at over 300 stalls every weekend and of course, the crucial component to any successful event, the people and their stories. As the author says "It takes all types to make something for everybody" ,

But there are not just the tales from the general stallholders, the founder, Dr John Clemente, had a vision that this market would also be a "Theatre for Dangerous Ideas"  and accommodate free-thinkers. Perhaps the most famous of these was the Tasmanian Gay Law Reform Group which made national headlines. It's certainly an interesting story of how ideas can evolve.

This lovely book celebrates the market's history with the the sights, sounds, tastes and smells that make up this lively Hobart institution for residents and visitors alike. If you've been to Salamanca Market as a visitor, this book is a great memento. If  you're yet to take a Tasmanian adventure, it might just add momentum to booking your next travel itinerary. For Tasmanians, it's a reminder of the rich history on their doorstep and the people who add that little bit of idiosyncrasy to their island home.

Enter now to win one of four copies of Salamanca Market. A short history of a long market by Bernard Lloyd.

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Prizes are one of four copies of Salamanca Market by Bernard Lloyd (valued at A$20.00 each plus postage).The competition is open to all subscribers and Members over the age of 18. Entries open 14th August 2018 and close midnight 1st October 2018. Winners drawn 2nd October 2018 and names posted on our winners page. See our competition terms and conditions here

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