Long Point, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia 1923By Remembering the Past Australia / August 12, 2020 / Australia / 0 Comments
Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Sandy Bay is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, located immediately south of the central business district. Most of the land at Sandy Bay was granted to Norfolk Islanders when the colonial authorities forced them to relocate to Van Diemen’s Land in 1808.
The suburb’s long sandy beach was one of the first venues for horseracing in Tasmania’s early days. The tides had to be considered when scheduling the races to ensure there was sufficient space available. The races attracted large crowds and there was a lot of rash betting, loud shouting and uninhibited consumption of refreshments. [Wikipedia]
Showing Long Point, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia. Original photo published in 1923.
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