The Huon pine that fills St Paul's Chapel is one of the elements discussed in a new book released by the Historical Committee from the Launceston General Hospital which highlights local history.
Paul A.C Richards, author of St Paul's Anglican Church 1854-2020, said the book had to be written because of the chapel's uniqueness in the hospital and because there had been very little written about the parish itself.
"I'm unaware of any other hospital having a chapel on consecrated ground of an original church so the book was important to write."
The book discusses fascinating points of history to do with the church including Kevin Perkin's Huon pine work of which all the furniture in the chapel is made of.
However, the ceiling in the chapel is made of Celery top pine.
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"It's a beautiful rendition of a chapel, totally different to others," Mr Richards said.
"Every bit of furniture is Huon pine and we look back at the work of Kevin Perkins which is very important. It's a very artistic representation of a chapel using that sort of wood."
The book includes tales of issues of contention over the years including the move of the Crucifix and the Glastonbury Thorn.
The book took almost 20 years to write and has been unable to have a launch due to COVID-19 restrictions.
It is available from the Clifford Craig Foundation.