THE reported sale of Milton Hall (The Examiner 21 July) should be of great concern to Tasmanians, and Australians.
As the article points out John West was the founder of the Anti-Transportation League which successfully stopped transportation.
His efforts are regarded as the early steps towards federation of the colonies that made up the Australia we know.
He designed the league's flag which was the basis of the Australian and New Zealand flags.
He was editor of The Examiner for a while and went on to edit The Sydney Morning Herald.
He was an extraordinary person, one of the most significant contributors to the unification of Australia.
His work all began at Milton Hall.
The National Trust should buy it and make it a permanent museum to West and his achievements.
Mark Westfield, East Launceston
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AFTER accidentally dropping my mobile phone outside the LGH recently, I wanted to say a big thank you to the kind person who handed it in to the staff at LGH.
The staff then returned it and a lot of stress was avoided. Thank you everyone involved.
Maria Lawson, Evandale
IT is truly disturbing and unfortunate that some Tasmanians are not having their second COVID-19 vaccine (The Examiner, Thursday 22 July).
All the expert health advice states that in order to provide yourself the greatest protection against COVID-19 a second dose is crucial.
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Regardless of what our Prime Minister believes or says, the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is a race. This is one of the greatest challenges in human history. There is no better analogy. There is no rational reason not to get vaccinated during this unprecedented time. And Prime Minister, this is not a time for Trump style politics.
The sooner all Tasmanian's are vaccinated the sooner restrictions end and we can all get on with our daily lives with greater confidence. The sooner all Tasmanian's are vaccinated the sooner businesses and our tourism and hospitality industries can get back to their best.
The sooner all Tasmanian's are vaccinated the sooner we can see our loved ones. The sooner all Tasmanian's are vaccinated events like weddings and funerals will not be at risk of cancel.
Please get vaccinated, for you, your family and your fellow Tasmanians.
Senator Helen Polley, Labor Senator for Tasmania
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
IT was wonderful to read that Pump House Hair has joined a sustainable salons initiative (The Examiner, July 20).
I was particularly struck by the owner's reports of how interested their clients have been. Reading that clients are prepared to pay extra for repurposing and recycling is very positive. It seems we all want to find ways to address the environmental and climate change challenges of our time. "Reduce, reuse, recycle" is a great motto. Well done, Pump House Hair!