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LAUNCESTON is dominated by the Tamar River, and approaching from the north down the Tamar Highway, zooming through haystack-filled countryside, it's a lovely sight, with grand Victorian houses nestling on hills above the banks. Approaching from the south on the Southern Outlet, however, gives a slightly more accurate picture of Tasmania's "northern capital": the state's second-largest city, with a population of around 98,000, has acquired a sheen of cosmopolitan café society but largely remains an oversized provincial town. Launceston's real attractions are its …
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