Stepping back in time at City Park

LAUNCESTON Historical Society president Marion Sargent believes City Park is a true constant in the lives of many residents.

Yesterday she led a small crowd of people on a tour of the park for the Tasmanian Heritage Festival, revealing the history of the area.

Mrs Sargent said the ``Monuments and Monkeys'' tour was simply about allowing people to ``enjoy history''.

``The history is right here and all around us,'' she said.

``The theme [for the Heritage Festival] is journey, so we're journeying around the park.''

Seventeen historical points around the park were discussed by the Historical Society on tour yesterday.

Local resident and great, great, great grandson of former Tasmanian politician Ronald Campbell Gunn, Geoff Gunn, attended yesterday's tour and said City Park was a place very special to his family.

``It's a place with a lot of history,'' Mr Gunn said.

``But it's now more so become a place where I bring my grandchildren and show them.''

The Tasmanian Heritage Festival continues throughout May.

Marion Sargent and Geoff Gunn touring City Park yesterday as part of the Tasmanian Heritage Festival.

Marion Sargent and Geoff Gunn touring City Park yesterday as part of the Tasmanian Heritage Festival.

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