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Where art and history intersect

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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........

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