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Adrian Franklin

A specialist in 20th century culture and sociology


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Adrian Franklin was a presenter on Collectors, the hit ABC television show. He currently lives in Hobart and works at the University of Tasmania. He is a regular commentator on Radio National’s By Design and a sociologist who has held professorial positions in Australia, Europe and the UK. He is a specialist in 20th century culture and sociology, with interests in consumption, consumerism and consumer society, nature, tourism and leisure studies.

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Stott - TSO, 2015
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Art is in the heart

Live music + concerts

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146 Elizabeth Street, Hobart

Banna bread makes great yum yums
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Hobart Bookshop


22 Salamanca Square, Hobart

a proud independent bookshop with an emphasis on Tasmaniana, poetry and literature.
Fullers Bookshop - Hobart
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Fullers Bookshop


131 Collins Street, Hobart

Established in 1923, it is one of Hobart's leading independent booksellers.
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State Cinema Bookstore


373 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

Non-fiction, travel, art, fashion, architecture and hand-selected fiction titles