Hobart from Huon Road. Tasmania, Australia 1923By Remembering the Past Australia / August 12, 2020 / Australia / 0 Comments
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Founded in 1804 as a British penal colony, Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney, New South Wales. The city, originally known as Hobart Town or Hobarton, was named after Lord Hobart, the British secretary of state for war and the colonies. Located on the estuary of the River Derwent, the settlement grew rapidly into a major port becoming the centre of the Southern Ocean whaling and sealing trades, with allied industries such as shipbuilding.
Hobart Town became a city on 21 August 1842 and was renamed Hobart from the beginning of 1881.
Showing Hobart from the Huon Road, Tasmania, Australia. Original photo taken in 1923.
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