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(Placename) 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)


(ˈlɔnˌsɛs tən, ˈlɑn-)

a port in Australia, on N Tasmania. 88,486.
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I have this moment, whilst writing, had a wire from Jonathan, saying that he leaves by the 6:25 tonight from Launceston and will be here at 10:18, so that I shall have no fear tonight.
Importantly, the funding includes $100,000 for Mona to create a Launceston legacy, which could include event and or cultural infrastructure and business improvements that helps local events or cultural organisations.
Cov had to withstand a testing first 10 minutes, falling behind to a Mal Roberts penalty, and after playing their way into a deserved half-time lead of 28-13 they were hit by a Launceston whirlwind which threatened to undo all the previous good work.
COVENTRY secured their first away win of the season with a five-try performance at Launceston, whose captain Tom Rawlings was sent off after the final whistle.
With Launceston smashing Manchester 71-8, the Corbridge men slipped up 38-28 in the Midlands to fall 10 points off fourth spot.
Ammunition and grenades were found in the property on Launceston Close, Kingston Park, Newcastle, after council officers arrived to deal with noisy neighbour complaints.
London, December 30 (ANI): The Launceston Steam Railway in Cornwall, England, is displaying a distinctive car-train, created by modifying converting a vintage Model T Ford car to travel on a railway line.
Second-placed Launceston, beaten only once this season, were recipients of Stourbridge's profligacy at their delightful Polson Bridge ground only just inside Cornwall on the banks of the infant River Tamar.
Launceston regained the lead soon after the turnaround when full-back Mal Roberts won a kick and chase but Stour came back with Adam Billig racing in from 20 metres.
Two of the most dramatic cases ensued after a young doctor, Dr Burton George Haygarth, a recent arrival in the colony of Van Diemen's Land, was persuaded to accuse Pugh of manslaughter Because of Pugh's standing in Launceston the cases attracted enormous public attention and support for Pugh.
ORRELL' S ambitions to begin a climb up the National Two table in time for the Christmas break floundered in the Polson Bridge mud as Launceston ran out winners by 28-17.
Orrell suffered a 28-17 defeat against Launceston at Polson Bridge.