Hobart

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Local Facts About Hobart TAS

Hobart is both the capital city and the most populated city in the State of Tasmania, despite this it is also the least populated state capital in Australia. Originally founded as a penal colony in 1803, Hobart is the second oldest Capital in Australia after Sydney New South Wales. The city of Hobart is located in the states south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River. It is the most southern of all Australia's capital cities with its harbour the second deepest natural port in the world. The skyline of Hobart is dominated by Mount Wellington which stands 1,271 meters tall. Hobart is the administrative and financial heart of Australia and is the home port to both the French and Australian Antarctic operations while doubling as a major tourist hub. The metropolitan area is referred to as Greater Hobart to differentiate it from the City of Hobart.

History of Hobart TAS

In 1803 at Risdon Cove, on the eastern shores of the Derwent River the first European Settlement began as a penal colony. In 1904 amid British concerns over the presence of French explorers it was moved to the present site of Hobart at Sullivan's Cove which was considered to be a much better location. The city was named after Lord Hobart the colonial secretary and was originally known as Hobart Town or Hobarton.

The areas indigenous inhabitants the Mouheneener tribe were semi-nomadic and after both the effects of disease and a violent conflict with the European settlers the aboriginal population was dramatically reduced, but the population was replaced by convicts and free settlers. The Derwent River - one of Australia's finest deep water ports was once the centre of the Southern Ocean whaling and seal trade. This saw the settlement grow rapidly into a major port with allied industries such a ship building.

Local Attractions in and around the City of Hobart

August 21 1842 Hobart Town became a city and from the beginning of 1881 was renamed - Hobart. Today Hobart is home to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and is considered to be one of the finest small orchestras in the world. There are 3 village cinema complexes and Hobart is home to Australia's oldest theatre - the Theatre Royal as well as the Backspace Theatre, Playhouse Theatre and many other smaller stage theatres. The Museum of Old and New Art is the largest private museum in the Southern Hemisphere. Other tourist attractions include The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, The Meadowbank Estate Winery, Salamanca Place, the waterfront area and Sandy Bay.