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Mark Risby

A writer with a passion for Tasmania's heritage and colonial ancestors


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Mark is a seventh generation Tasmanian from convict stock. He has an unrivalled passion for Tasmania’s heritage and the unique and special place our colonial ancestors and their achievements hold.

Having worked in a long established family business based on Tasmania’s fabulous endemic forests Mark retains a deep understanding of what our pioneer forefathers achieved in this state.


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Hobart Bookshop


22 Salamanca Square, Hobart

a proud independent bookshop with an emphasis on Tasmaniana, poetry and literature.
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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