Book: The Romance of Mount Wellington

The authors have spent several decades doing field research on the history of our Mountain. During this time they have rediscovered many of its hidden secrets.

Some of them are shared in this book.

The romance of “The Mountain” is gradually revealed to the reader through many beautiful images and simple explanatory notes.

Pictures in this book come from the authors’ extensive personal postcard collection, as well as from their own photos, which have been taken during their many years of exploration on our wonderful Mountain.

Cost: RRP $29.95. Now on special at $19.95. Free postage within Australia. Purchase here

TESTIMONIALS from previous purchasers:

“Your book is far and away the best book on a single subject relating to Tasmania that I have ever seen.”

“Excellent book with a special place in mind. Thanks!!”

“Very pleased. Wonderful item.”
“Got the book today. It’s beautiful and I imagine will make a great conversation piece for years to come when it takes pride of place on my coffee table!”

REVIEW from June 2012 issue No. 41 of “Alumni News Magazine”:

This exploration of the history of Mount Wellington is illustrated with many historical postcards from the authors’ extensive Mount Wellington postcard collection, as well as some photos of historic sites as they look today.

Charmingly written and beautifully presented by John Grist and Maria Grist (BA 1971), it provides pictures and information concerning the once-famous recreational huts of the early 1900’s, and also of walking tracks, waterfalls, mills, the Fern Tree and Springs hotels, the Fern Tree Bower, the meteorological observatory at the pinnacle, the tea gardens, the Mountain Lake, the Stockade and many other interesting historical features.