The Hobart Bookshop is pleased to invite you to the launch, by The Rt Hon Lord Mayor of Hobart, Alderman Anna Reynolds, of Maria Grist‘s new book, The Huts of kunanyi / Mount Wellington.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a series of ornate rustic recreational huts were built by enthusiastic young Hobart men and women on the lower slopes of kunanyi/Mount Wellington. They were artistically crafted and were further beautified by the addition rustic arbours, summer houses, bridges, gardens, and bush furniture, all built by the hospitable and generous hut owners.
The Huts of kunanyi/Mount Wellington draws on newspaper accounts, postcards, and photographs that still exist today. A testament to their short time of fame, Maria Grist has written this book in the hope that this romantic episode of our mountain’s history should not be forgotten.
This is a free event and all are welcome.