Legacy.com welcomes Tasmania’s The Mercury

Tasmania is about much more than devils!

Yes, Tasmania has Tasmanian devils, but that’s not all. Tasmania is also home to The Mercury, our newest newspaper affiliate. Located in Hobart, Tasmania’s capitol, The Mercury launched Legacy obits on February 5.

A few Tasmania facts for you:

  • Hobart was founded as a penal colony, but how it has grown. Today you can enjoy nearby snowcapped Mount Wellington, a thriving music scene (check out indie band The Scientists of Modern Music or blues guitarist Phil Manning), an annual Tulip Festival, the Tasmanian Tigers cricket team, and much more.
  • The Tasmanian devil is “characterised by its stocky and muscular build, black fur, pungent odour, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell, and ferocity when feeding.” I am hoping an affiliate manager will visit The Mercury and bring back a devil as an office mascot. Keep in mind that I work remotely.
  • Tasmania is known for its fine and distinctive wine. Look for a Tasmanian Pinot noir, Chardonnay, or Riesling.
  • Errol Flynn was born in Tasmania. So was world-champion woodchopper David Foster.

We’re happy to welcome The Mercury to Legacy.com!

About Linnea

I joined Legacy.com in 2000 as an obituary writer. In the years since, I've done a little of everything for our Operations team, from content review to customer service to creating web pages for funeral homes to training new employees to my current position, Content Manager. I love this position, because I get to write little bits & longer pieces - whatever's needed at the moment - and I get to proofread a lot, satisfying my inner nitpicker. And I love being on the blog team, because I get to write interesting features for the blog. I love to write! In my spare time, I... can you guess?... write. I'm hoping that one day I can add "published novelist" to my bio. I also enjoy working in my vegetable garden and cooking, baking, canning, making ice cream, and pretty much anything else in the kitchen. I love to read, compete in trivia contests, and attempt to keep up with my Netflix queue.
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