Launceston wakes up to the sound of chimes from the clock tower in the post office building every day, a reliable reminder of the city's historic heart.
The chimes ring every 15 minutes, while the clock strikes on the hour.
Weighing 2110 kilograms, the clock's large strike bell can be reached via 106 steps.
The clock cost 450 pounds and the bells 600 pounds, plus extra for fittings when installed in 1909.
Set on the corner of St John and Cameron streets, the post office is one of the city's most iconic structures, with tourists and residents alike often seen photographing the clock tower against a clear blue sky.
However, the building was once home to the Royal Olympic Theatre.
It is this history that will be explored in detail when the post office becomes a theatre set, and character, during the Junction Arts Festival next month.
While visitors to the building now see the post office on the ground floor, where the theatre once stood, if the look up they see the atrium above flooding natural light into the first-floor business space, but below a dark and eerie "dungeon" sits, believed to have been a stable for horses during the war.
The first floor has been the rehearsal space for Jane Woollard's Ghosts of the Olympic Theatre production, but the title seems more apt for action in the dungeon below.
A handful of Junction attendees will get their own tour behind the scenes of the post office, led by the ghosts and their performing dogs who think it is still 1843.
Oblivious to the fact they are in the 21st century; the actors, played by Woollard's students, also don't know they are ghosts.
"The play is a bit meta-theatrical because I appear as a version of myself and students appear as versions of themselves and help me lure the ghosts back, and research more about 19th century acting styles," Woollard said.
This interesting intersection between the past and present anchors the audience and performers through the post office building, which itself is a confluence of historical and modern architectural design and employment of the space.