Australian Towns & Cities
Tasmania: Hobart Southern Suburbs
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Hobart is the state capital of Tasmania and was founded in 1804 as a penal colony. Hobart has also been known as Hobart Town and Hobarton and was named after Lord Hobart, the British secretary of state for war and the colonies. The first European settlement began in 1803. The city, initially known as Hobart Town or Hobarton, The area's indigenous inhabitants were members of the semi-nomadic Mouheneener people. The city is the southernmost capital city in Australia and the least populated state capital.

Featuring the second deepest natural port in the world annd shipping is a significant contributor to the city's economy. Hobart is the home port for the Antarctic activities of Australia and France. Manufacturing and also tourism are other big parts of the economy. The River Derwent and Mount Wellington / kunanyi are dominating natural features of the city and visitors that come to the city are usually there to explore its historic inner suburbs and nationally acclaimed restaurants and cafes, as well as its vibrant music and nightlife culture. The two major draw-cards are the weekly market in Salamanca Place, and the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). Hobart also offers a thriving wine industry.

Sandy Bay:

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Sandy Bay:
View over Sandy Bay from Battery Point, 2008. The suburb has many large homes, and is known as one of Hobart's prestigious areas. In the more southern areas of Sandy Bay, close to the water and also high on the slopes of Mt Nelson, are some of Tasmania's most expensive real estate.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

Sandy Bay:
View over Sandy Bay from South Hobart, 2008. Sandy Bay is home to Australia's first legal casino, Wrest Point Hotel Casino, was opened in 1973 at the site of the former Wrest Point Riviera hotel.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census QuickStats

Last updated: 08 Nov 2019 01:09

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