Old Brisbane Arcade, Launceston, Tasmania

Dublin Core

Title

Old Brisbane Arcade, Launceston, Tasmania

Subject

Crenellation, half-timbered building, hotel, Launceston, Little John, Old Brisbane Arcade, outlaw, Neil Pitt, Robin Hood, Robin Hood and Little John Hotel, shopping, Tas, Tasmania.

Description

The three-level Old Brisbane Arcade was developed by Neil Pitt and can be found in the centre of the Tasmanian city of Launceston. The interior of the arcade includes a half-timbered building effect, whilst at the exterior of the rear courtyard there is some crenellation. Half-timbered buildings were common in medieval northern Europe from the twelfth century. These medieval features may be a nod towards the arcade being behind the fa├žade of what was at one time the Robin Hood and Little John Hotel, named after the popular medieval English outlaws. The hotel had been built in 1824 and was named the Robin Hood and Little John for a few years in the mid-nineteenth century, before finally becoming the Brisbane Hotel.

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

September 8, 2012

Rights

No copyright

Format

2xDigital Photograph

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“Old Brisbane Arcade, Launceston, Tasmania,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed December 17, 2018, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1043.