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Launceston

(lôn`sĕstən, lŏn`–), city (1991 pop. 66,747), on Tasmania, SE Australia, where the North Esk and South Esk rivers join to form the Tamar estuary; founded 1806. Launceston is the second most populous city in Tasmania and the main port for trade with the Australian mainland. The principal exports are dairy products, flour, and lumber. There are woolen mills and aluminum works. The city has teacher-training and technical schools.

Launceston

 

a city and port in Australia, in Tasmania, on the Tamar River. Population, 62,500 (1970, including suburbs). Launceston is a railroad and a highway junction. It produces electrical equipment, bearings, woven and knitted textiles, processed foods, and woodwork.

Launceston

a city in Australia, the chief port of the island state of Tasmania on the Tamar River, 64 km (40 miles) from Bass Strait. Pop.: 68 443 (2001)
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For the first time, Launceston City will host Mofo, with local, national and international artists, music, dance and a free street festival called the Launceston Block Party.
Cov's forwards drove over the line for what appeared to be another try, only for referee Matt Carley to rule the ball had been held up, but the third score did come six minutes later when the alert Gregson nipped in to intercept as Launceston attempted to run out of their 22 and raced clear to the posts, Audis converting.
Launceston opened the scoring with a Mal Roberts penalty on 10 minutes, but Cov moved in front with a try by centre Andy McGrory on his debut, which Lee Audis converted.
Tynedale still hold a game in hand over Launceston, who only have Cinderford left to play next weekend - but should the Cornish All Blacks win their home tie then they will rubber-stamp that fourth position finish.
30pm on Wednesday, officers were called to a property on Launceston Close, Kingston Park, Newcastle, where suspected ammunition had been found.
Enthusiasts can view it at the Launceston Steam Railway, where is currently in operation, until New Year's Day.
They also suffered a seven point handicap from the 45th second as Launceston quickly shipped their collection of Stour's kick-off to left-winger Marc Dibble, who cut inside to the posts to make Adam Staniforth's conversion a formality.
A converted try by Steve Perry and a 35-metre charge by hooker Darren Semmens put Launceston back in control though and a Staniforth penalty virtually sealed it with 10 minutes to go, although there was still time for Hall to find the corner for the consolation of a try bonus point.
In 1841 Mr Thomas Williams was a prominent and well known businessman in Launceston, Van Diemen's Land, and proprietor of Williams and Campbell, Merchants.
Launceston stormed back and had Orrell under tremendous pressure.
Launceston dealt with the deteriorating conditions better in the final stages and a drive forthe line, illegally held up by Ian Martin, led to a penalty try and Martin being sent to the sin bin.
BAA's international contracts include in the US: Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Boston Logan; in Australia: Melbourne, Launceston, Perth, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Darwin; in Continental Europe: Naples; in the Middle East: Seeb International and Salalah in Oman; in the Indian Ocean: Mauritius.