Hobart downtown district and Mount Wellington viewed from Constitution Dock
|Population:||205,566 (2006) (11th)|
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Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. There are eight capital cities in Australia, all of which function at a sub-national level For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Tasmania is an Australian island and state of the same name It is located south of the eastern side of the Continent, being separated from it by Bass Founded in 1803 as a penal colony, it is one of Australia's oldest cities and the eleventh most populous, with a population of approximately 205,566 in 2006. 1803 ( MDCCCIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a A penal colony is a Settlement used to detain Prisoners and generally use them for Penal labour in an economically underdeveloped part of the state's This list of Australian cities by population briefly explains the three different population figures given for Australian cities and provides rankings for each  The city is the financial and administrative heart of Tasmania, and also serves as the home port for both Australian and French Antarctic operations.
The city is located in the state's south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River. The Derwent is a River in Tasmania, Australia. It was named after the River Derwent Cumbria by British Commodore John Hayes The skyline is dominated by Mount Wellington at 1,271 metres high. Mount Wellington is a Mountain on whose Foothills is built much of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
The first settlement began in 1803 as a penal colony at Risdon Cove on the eastern shores of the Derwent River, amid British concerns over the presence of French explorers. The first settlement in the Australian city of Hobart was started in 1803 as a penal colony at Risdon Cove on the eastern shores of the Derwent River, amid Risdon Cove was the site of the first British settlement in Van Diemen's Land, now Tasmania, the smallest Australian state The Derwent is a River in Tasmania, Australia. It was named after the River Derwent Cumbria by British Commodore John Hayes In 1804 it was moved to a better location at the present site of Hobart at Sullivan's Cove. Sullivan's Cove, is on the Derwent River, adjacent to the CBD of Hobart, Tasmania. The city, initially known as Hobart Town or Hobarton, was named after Lord Hobart, the Colonial Secretary. Robert Hobart 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire, PC ( 6 May 1760 &ndash 4 February 1816) known as Lord Hobart from 1793 The area's original inhabitants were members of the semi-nomadic Mouheneener tribe. The Tasmanian Aborigines ( Aboriginal name Palawa) are the indigenous people of the island state of Tasmania, Australia.  A series of bloody encounters with the Europeans and the effects of diseases brought by the settlers forced away the aboriginal population, which was rapidly replaced by free settlers and the convict population. A convict is "a person found guilty of a Crime and sentenced by a court" or "a person serving a sentence in prison" sometimes referred to in Slang Charles Darwin visited Hobart Town in February, 1836 as part of the Beagle expedition. Charles Robert Darwin (February 12 1809 &ndash April 19 1882 was an English naturalist, who realised and demonstrated that all Species of life Year 1836 ( MDCCCXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap This is about the book For the expedition see Second voyage of HMS Beagle The Voyage of the Beagle is a title commonly given to He writes of Hobart and the Derwent estuary in his Voyage of the Beagle:
. . . The lower parts of the hills which skirt the bay are cleared; and the bright yellow fields of corn, and dark green ones of potatoes, appear very luxuriant. . . I was chiefly struck with the comparative fewness of the large houses, either built or building. Hobart Town, from the census of 1835, contained 13,826 inhabitants, and the whole of Tasmania 36,505.
But since the Derwent River was one of Australia's finest deepwater ports and was the centre of the Southern Ocean whaling and the sealing trade, it rapidly grew into a major port, with allied industries such as shipbuilding. The Southern Ocean, also known as the Great Southern Ocean, the Antarctic Ocean and the South Polar Ocean, comprises the southernmost waters of Hobart Town became a city in 1842, and was renamed Hobart in 1875. Year 1842 ( MDCCCXLII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Year 1875 ( MDCCCLXXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
Hobart is located on the estuary of the Derwent River in the state's south-east at . The Derwent is a River in Tasmania, Australia. It was named after the River Derwent Cumbria by British Commodore John Hayes The central business district is located on the western shore, adjacent to Sullivan's Cove, with the inner suburbs spread out along the shores of the Derwent and climbing up the hills at the foot of Mount Wellington. A central business district ( CBD) is the commercial and often geographic heart of a city Sullivan's Cove, is on the Derwent River, adjacent to the CBD of Hobart, Tasmania. Mount Wellington is a Mountain on whose Foothills is built much of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The Port of Hobart occupies the whole of the original Sullivan's Cove.
The Greater Hobart Metropolitan area consists of three self-governing cities, City of Hobart, City of Glenorchy and City of Clarence, plus the urbanised areas of the Municipality of Kingborough and Municipality of Brighton. The City of Hobart is a Local Government Area of Tasmania, Australia. The City of Glenorchy is one of the five city councils that make up the greater Hobart area of Tasmania. The City of Clarence is a Local Government Area in Tasmania, Australia. The Kingborough Council or Municipality of Kingborough is a Local Government Area of Tasmania, just to the south of Hobart, Tasmania The Brighton Council or Municipality of Brighton is a Local Government Area of Tasmania. The suburban areas cover a significant amount of both the western and eastern sides of the river. Apart from the city, the main commercial centres are Glenorchy (the northern suburbs) and Rosny Park (the eastern shore). Glenorchy is a business district and suburb in the northern part of greater Hobart, capital of the state of Tasmania, Australia. Rosny Park is a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, located in the City of Clarence on the eastern shore of the Derwent River. The satellite town Kingston, south of the city, is fast becoming an outlying suburb of Hobart. Kingston is a suburb and region on the outskirts of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Other surrounding towns such as Sorell, Margate, Brighton and New Norfolk are popular residential areas for commuters. Sorell is a town in Tasmania, Australia, north-east of Hobart. Margate is a small seaside town located on the Channel Highway between North-West Bay and the Snug Tiers south of Kingston in Tasmania, Australia. Brighton is a town just north of Hobart, in Tasmania, Australia. New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia.
See also List of Hobart suburbs
|Weather averages for Hobart|
|Average high °C (°F)||21. This is a List of suburbs of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. 6 (71)||21. 6 (71)||20. 1 (68)||17. 3 (63)||14. 4 (58)||11. 9 (53)||11. 6 (53)||13. 0 (55)||15. 0 (59)||16. 9 (62)||18. 7 (66)||20. 3 (69)||16. 9 (62)|
|Average low °C (°F)||11. 8 (53)||12. 0 (54)||10. 8 (51)||8. 9 (48)||6. 9 (44)||5. 2 (41)||4. 5 (40)||5. 2 (41)||6. 4 (44)||7. 7 (46)||9. 2 (49)||10. 8 (51)||8. 3 (47)|
|Precipitation mm (inches)||48. In Meteorology, precipitation (also known as one class of hydrometeors, which are atmospheric water phenomena is any product of the condensation of atmospheric 0 (1. 9)||39. 9 (1. 6)||45. 2 (1. 8)||51. 4 (2)||46. 8 (1. 8)||54. 0 (2. 1)||52. 5 (2. 1)||52. 9 (2. 1)||52. 7 (2. 1)||62. 1 (2. 4)||53. 7 (2. 1)||57. 0 (2. 2)||616. 2 (24. 3)|
|Source: Bureau of Meteorology 1882-2008|
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source: Bureau of Meteorology
Hobart has a mild temperate oceanic climate (Koppen Cfb), with four distinct seasons. An oceanic climate (also called marine west coast climate and maritime climate) is the Climate typically found along the west coasts at the middle latitudes A season is one of the major divisions of the Year, generally based on yearly periodic changes in Weather. The highest maximum temperature recorded was 40. 8°C on 4 January 1976 and the lowest minimum was -2. 8°C on 25 June 1972. Compared to other major Australia cities Hobart has the second least daily average hours of sunshine, with 5. 9 hours. (Melbourne has the least)  The city rarely receives snow in winter; however, the adjacent Mount Wellington is often seen with a covering in winter, and it has received unseasonal snowfalls in all seasons, including summer.
As of the 2006 census there were 200,525 people in the greater Hobart area  and the City of Hobart local government area has a population of 47,700. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. According to the 2006 census, approximately 12. 0% of greater Hobart's residents were born overseas, commonly the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Germany and Netherlands. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands 
Most common occupations are Professionals 21. 6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 16. 1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13. 8%, Managers 11. 5% and Community and Personal Service Workers 10. 6%. Median weekly household income was $869, compared with $1,027 nationally.
In the 2006 census, 63. 8% of residents specified a Christian religion. A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth Major religious affiliations are Anglican 29. Anglicanism is a tradition of Christian faith Churches in this tradition either have historical connections to the Church of England or have similar beliefs 8%, Catholic 21. Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". 1%, Uniting Church 4. The Uniting Church in Australia ( UCA) was formed on June 22 1977 when many congregations of the Methodist Church of Australasia, 2% and Presbyterian and Reformed 2. Presbyterianism is a family of Christian denominations within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity 0%. In addition, 21. 6% specified "No Religion" and 12. 0% did not answer. 
Hobart is a busy seaport, notably serving as the home port for the Antarctic activities of Australia and France. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. It supports several other industries, including a high-speed catamaran factory Incat and a zinc smelter operated by Nyrstar, as well as a vibrant tourist industry. A catamaran (From Tamil 'kattumaram' is a type of Multihulled Boat or Ship consisting of two hulls or vakas joined by some Incat is a manufacturer of large HSC Catamarans based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Zinc (ˈzɪŋk from Zink is a Metallic Chemical element with the symbol Zn and Atomic number 30 Nyrstar is the world’s largest Zinc metal producer and is also one of the world’s largest primary Lead Smelting and Visitors come to the city to explore its historic inner suburbs, to visit the weekly craft market in Salamanca Place, as well as to use the city as a base from which to explore the rest of Tasmania. Salamanca is the name used loosely to describe areas or activities associated with Salamanca Place in Hobart, capital city of the Australian state Tasmania is an Australian island and state of the same name It is located south of the eastern side of the Continent, being separated from it by Bass
Other notable businesses in the area include the Cadbury chocolate factory and the Cascade Brewery located in South Hobart near the natural spring waters of Mount Wellington. Cadbury plc () is a Confectionery and Beverage Cascade Brewery is the oldest Brewery in Australia. It is based in South Hobart, Tasmania. South Hobart is one of Hobarts southern suburbs It is bound by Dynnyrne, Fern Tree, West Hobart and the CBD Mount Wellington is a Mountain on whose Foothills is built much of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The Hobart surrounding area has many vineyards, including Moorilla Estate at Berriedale. Moorilla Estate is a Winery located in the suburb of Berriedale, 12 km north of the city centre of Hobart, Tasmania. Berriedale is a Suburb in the northern suburbs of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia.
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is a popular recreation area a short distance from the City centre. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, which cover an area of approximately 14 hectares (34 It is the second-oldest Botanic Gardens in Australia and holds extensive significant plant collections as well as built heritage. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics.
Mount Wellington, accessible by passing through Fern Tree, is the dominant feature of Hobart's skyline, indeed many descriptions of Hobart have used the phrase "nestled amidst the foothills", so undulating is the geographical landscape. Mount Wellington is a Mountain on whose Foothills is built much of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Fern Tree (at 450 metres is Tasmania 's highest community of any size At 1,271 metres, the mountain has its own ecosystems, is rich in biodiversity and plays a large part in determining the local weather. An attempt to construct a cable car from the Cascade Brewery to the summit in the early 1990s was met with vocal disparagement, indicating just how important Hobartians consider "The Mountain". An aerial tramway is a type of Aerial lift in which a cabin is suspended from a cable and is pulled by another cable
The Tasman Bridge is also a uniquely important feature of the city, connecting the two shores of Hobart and visible from many locations. The Tasman Bridge is a five-lane Bridge crossing the Derwent River, near the CBD of Hobart, Tasmania.
Hobart is internationally famous among the yachting community as the finish of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which starts in Sydney on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas Day). For the current edition of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race see 2007 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 The arrival of the yachts is celebrated as part of the Hobart Summer Festival, a food and wine festival beginning just after Christmas and ending in mid-January. The Hobart Summer Festival has emerged to become Tasmania's premier summer festival The Taste of Tasmania is a major part of the festival, where locals and visitors can taste fine local and international food and wine. The Taste (previously branded The Taste of Tasmania) is Tasmania's largest food and wine festival
Hobart is the finish point of the Targa Tasmania rally car event held annually in April since 1991. Targa Tasmania is a tarmac-based rally event held on the island state of Tasmania, Australia, annually since 1992.
The annual Tulip Festival at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is a popular Spring celebration in the City. Tulipa, commonly called tulip, is a Genus of about 150 species of bulbous Flowering plants in the family Liliaceae. The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, which cover an area of approximately 14 hectares (34
The Australian Wooden Boat Festival is a bi-annual event held in Hobart celebrating wooden boats. The Austalian Wooden Boat Festival is a bi-annual event held in Hobart celebrating Wooden boats. It is held concurrently with the Royal Hobart Regatta, which began in 1830 and is therefore Tasmania's oldest sporting event. The Royal Hobart Regatta began in 1838 is a series of aquatic competitions and displays held annually in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and is Tasmania's
Hobart also hosts the bulk of the 10 Days on the Island festival, a biannual international arts festival.
Australia's first legal casino was the 17-storey Wrest Point Hotel Casino in Sandy Bay, opened in 1973. A casino is in the modern sense of the word a facility that houses and accommodates certain types of Gambling activities The Wrest Point Hotel Casino was Australia's first legal Casino, opening in the suburb of Sandy Bay in Hobart, Tasmania, on 10 February Sandy Bay is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is still the tallest building in the city, despite being several kilometres out of the CBD, and is a nationally recognised icon.
The Hobart nightlife primarily revolves around Salamanca Place and the waterfront area, but popular pubs, bars and nightclubs exist around the city as well. Salamanca is the name used loosely to describe areas or activities associated with Salamanca Place in Hobart, capital city of the Australian state A bar (also called a Pub or Tavern) is a business that serves drinks especially Alcoholic beverages such as beer liquor and mixed drinks for consumption A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark Major national and international music events are usually held at the Derwent Entertainment Centre, or the Casino. The Derwent Entertainment Centre is a venue for the people of Hobart to enjoy a wide variety indoor of performances The Wrest Point Hotel Casino was Australia's first legal Casino, opening in the suburb of Sandy Bay in Hobart, Tasmania, on 10 February
Popular restaurant strips include Elizabeth Street in North Hobart, and Salamanca Place near the waterfront. Elizabeth Street is a major street which runs North-South through the city and suburbs of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. North Hobart is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Salamanca is the name used loosely to describe areas or activities associated with Salamanca Place in Hobart, capital city of the Australian state These include a large number of ethnic restaurants including Chinese, Thai, Greek, Italian, Indian and Mexican. Chinese cuisine ( Traditional Chinese: 中國菜 Simplified Chinese: 中国菜 originated from the various regions of China and has become widespread in The Greek cuisine ( Greek: Ελληνική Κουζίνα is Greece's traditional Cuisine, a typical Mediterranean cuisine Contemporary Italian cuisine as a national Cuisine known today has evolved through centuries of social and political changes with its roots traced back to 4th century BC Mexican food is a style of food that originated in Mexico. Mexican cuisine is known for its intense and varied flavors colorful decoration and variety of spices
Hobart is home to Australia's oldest theatre, the Theatre Royal. This article is about venues for live Theatre performances for information about venues for Film projection see Movie theater. The Theatre Royal is situated in central Hobart, Tasmania. It stages many events including international Ballet, Opera, Drama and It also has three Village Cinema complexes, one each in the city, Glenorchy and Rosny. Village Roadshow Limited is an Australian media company with interests in cinema, Theme parks film production and distribution Glenorchy is a business district and suburb in the northern part of greater Hobart, capital of the state of Tasmania, Australia. Rosny is a suburb of the City of Clarence, part of the greater Hobart area Tasmania, Australia. The State Cinema in North Hobart specializes in arthouse and foreign films. The State Cinema is a Grade II* Listed building in Grays, Essex. An Art film (also called an “art cinema” “art movie” or in the U 
Hobart is home to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, which is resident at the Federation Concert Hall on the city's waterfront. Activities The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra was established in 1948. It offers a year-round program of concerts and is thought to be one of the finest small orchestras in the world.
Hobart also plays host to the University of Tasmania's acclaimed Australian International Summer Orchestra Institute (AISOI) which brings pre-professional advanced young musicians to town from all over Australia and internationally. The AISOI plays host to a public concert season during the first two weeks of December every year focusing on large symphonic music. Like the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the AISOI uses the Federation Concert Hall as its performing base.
Hobart has also long been home to a thriving classical, jazz, folk, punk, hip-hop, electro, metal and rock music scene. Nationally recognised musicians such as singer/songwriters Michael Noga (of The Drones), two thirds of indie rock band Love Of Diagrams, Tim Evans (of bands Sea Scouts, Mouth and Bird Blobs), Monique Brumby, blues guitarist Phil Manning (of blues-rock band Chain), power-pop group The Innocents and metal band Psycroptic are all successful expatriates. The Drones are an Australian rock group who rose to prominence during the early 2000s Love of Diagrams is an Indie rock band from Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2001 Sea Scouts were a Noise rock band based in Hobart, Tasmania. First formation Following the split of his former band Mouth was a Punk rock band from Tasmania, Australia. They formed in 1991 and soon released a self-titled cassette which sold out Bird Blobs a musical group from Melbourne, Australia. They formed in 2000 and consist of Tim Evans Ian Wadley and Steve Masterson A chain is a series of connected links. This article is about the literal physical chain The Innocents are a power-pop band formed in Hobart, Tasmania in 1975 Psycroptic is a Technical Death Metal band from Hobart Australia. In addition, founding member of Violent Femmes, Brian Ritchie, now calls Hobart home, and has formed a local band, The Green Mist. The Violent Femmes, formed in Milwaukee Wisconsin, in 1980 are an American Alternative rock band noted for laying the groundwork for Folk punk. Brian Ritchie (born 21 November, 1960) is the Bass guitarist for the folk/punk/rock band Violent Femmes.
Several festivals such as the Hobart Fringe Festival, Hobart Summer Festival, Southern Roots Festival, Ten Days On The Island and the Falls Festival in Marion Bay all capitalise on the Hobart's artistic communities. The Hobart Summer Festival has emerged to become Tasmania's premier summer festival Southern Roots is an annual Music festival in Australia, held in Hobart, Tasmania. The Falls Festival is a New Year's Eve Music festival, held annually in Marion Bay Tasmania and Lorne Victoria Australia since 1993 Marion Bay Located on the southern part of the east coast of Tasmania, Australia.
Hobart's major newspaper is The Mercury, which was founded by John Davies in 1854 and has been continually published ever since. The Mercury is a daily Newspaper, published in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, by Davies Brothers Pty Ltd part of News Limited John Davies ( 10 June 1814 &ndash 11 June 1872) co-founded the Australian newspaper The Mercury. The paper is currently owned and operated by Rupert Murdoch's News Limited. is gay Bold text' Keith Rupert Murdoch', AC, KCSG (born Melbourne, March 11 1931 usually known as Rupert Murdoch, is an Australian-American News Limited was the principal holding for the business interests of Rupert Murdoch until the formation of News Corporation in 1979
Six free-to-air television channels service Hobart. Commercial television channels are provided by Southern Cross Tasmania, Tasmanian Digital Television (TDT) and WIN Television. TNT Launceston is a television station based in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Tasmanian Digital Television (TDT callsign TDT-11) is a digital television station in Tasmania, Australia. WIN Television is an Australian television network owned by the WIN Corporation that is based in Wollongong, New South Wales Australia The Australian Broadcasting Corporation provides ABC1 and ABC2. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly abbreviated to the 'ABC' is Australia's national public broadcaster. ABT is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 's television station in Hobart, Tasmania. ABC2 is a national public television channel in Australia Launched on 7 March 2005 it is the responsibility of the ABC 's television division Multicultural broadcaster SBS provides SBS Television. The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS is one of two government-funded Australian Public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the SBS Television is a service of the Australian Special Broadcasting Service, providing a nation-wide network of digital and analogue television services
Until 1986, television broadcasts in the city were restricted to two channels: TVT-6 and the ABC. TVT is Hobart 's and Tasmania 's first television station delivering its first official broadcast on 23 May 1960. In 1986, SBS began transmission to the city. In 1994 market aggregation allowed Launceston based station TNT-9 (now Southern Cross Tasmania) to broadcast to Hobart as well. Launceston ( (short first vowel /ˈlɔːnsəstən/ is often incorrectly heard in other parts of Australia is a city in the north of the state of Tasmania, Australia TNT Launceston is a television station based in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. TNT Launceston is a television station based in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. TVT-6 (since known as TasTV, now WIN Television) took on a Nine Network affiliation, with Southern Cross carrying both Seven and Ten programming. TVT is Hobart 's and Tasmania 's first television station delivering its first official broadcast on 23 May 1960. WIN Television is an Australian television network owned by the WIN Corporation that is based in Wollongong, New South Wales Australia The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australia 's three major commercial television networks. All stations commenced digital broadcasting during 2003, and in December 2003, a fifth station, TDT, began broadcasting. TDT is a joint venture between Southern Cross and WIN. In March 2005, ABC2 came on-line.
Pay TV services are provided by Austar and SelecTV via satellite. AUSTAR is an Australian Telecommunications company Its main business activity is Pay TV, although it is also involved with Internet access and SelecTV is an Australian Satellite based Subscription television broadcasting service headed by CEO Jim Blomfield (previously CEO of FOXTEL
Commercial radio stations licensed to cover the Hobart market include 7HO FM, Sea FM and Heart 107.3. 7HO FM (call sign 7HHO) is one of 3 commercial radio stations in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. 1009 Sea FM (call sign 7TTT) is part of the Macquarie Regional RadioWorks network of Sea FM radio stations, based in Hobart, Tasmania Heart 1073 (call sign 7XXX) is a major Hobart radio broadcaster which was identified as Magic 107 until August 2006 Local community radio stations include Christian radio station Ultra106five, youth station Edge Radio and 92FM which targets the wider community with specialist programmes. Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings ultra106five (call sign 7HFC) is a not for profit, Christian, FM Radio station in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Edge Radio (call sign 7EDG) is a community radio station situated in the Australian city of Hobart. 92FM (call sign 7THE) is a radio station in Hobart, Australia broadcasting on 92 All five ABC radio networks broadcast to Hobart via 936 ABC Hobart, Radio National, Triple J, Newsradio and ABC Classic FM. 936 ABC Hobart (call sign 7ZR) is the ABC Local Radio station for Hobart, Tasmania, owned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ABC Radio National is an Australia-wide Radio network broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation with many various programs involving News and Triple J is a nationally-networked government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation) mainly aimed NewsRadio is an American sitcom, originally broadcast from 1995 to 1999 on NBC. ABC Classic FM is an Australian classical music Radio station available in major centres around the country
Due to Tasmania's widely distributed population, most Hobart sporting teams in national competitions are statewide teams rather than exclusively city teams. Bellerive Oval is a sports ground in Bellerive, eastern shore of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. These include the Tasmanian Tigers cricket team, which plays home games at Bellerive Oval on the eastern shore. The Tasmanian Tigers are the official first-class Cricket team of Tasmania, Australia. Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries Bellerive Oval is a sports ground in Bellerive, eastern shore of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Current Australian Cricket Captain Ricky Ponting's Home Ground is Hobart. Ricky Thomas Ponting (born 19 December 1974 is a professional Australian Cricketer and current captain of the Australian cricket team in One Day International Despite Australian rules football's huge popularity in the state, Tasmania does not have a team in the Australian Football League. Australian (rules football, or simply known as football, footy or Aussie rules, is a Team sport played between two teams of 18 players The Australian Football League (AFL is both the professional Australian national competition in the Sport of Australian Rules Football and its highest It does, though, have a team (the Tasmanian Devils) in the VFL (Victorian league), and a team in the national league is a popular topic among supporters as well as the state government (one of the potential sponsors of such a team). The Tasmania Football Club, nicknamed The Devils, is an Australian rules football club in the Victorian Football League in Australia. History The Victorian Football Association (VFA was founded in 1877 on 17 May. Some AFL teams play scheduled games at Aurora Stadium (at York Park in Launceston) and occasionally at North Hobart Oval. Launceston ( (short first vowel /ˈlɔːnsəstən/ is often incorrectly heard in other parts of Australia is a city in the north of the state of Tasmania, Australia North Hobart Oval is a sports venue in North Hobart, Tasmania used for Australian rules football.
Tasmania's small population and low sponsorship potential results in the state not being represented in national, rugby union, rugby league, netball, soccer and basketball leagues; although the Oasis Hobart Chargers do represent Hobart in the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL). Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short History See also History of rugby league The grass roots of rugby league can be traced to early football history, through the playing of ball games Netball is a non-contact team Sport similar to and derived from Basketball. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m SEABL (the South East Australian Basketball League) consists of two men's and one women's conferences in the Australian Basketball Association (ABA
With boat registrations reportedly doubling in recent years, many residents follow the strong maritime history of the Island State by participating in a range of water sports including sailing and fishing.
Parliament House in Salamanca Place is a focal point for political activity in the state. Parliament House Hobart has been the meeting place of the Government of Tasmania since 1841 Salamanca is the name used loosely to describe areas or activities associated with Salamanca Place in Hobart, capital city of the Australian state The lawns outside Parliament House are frequently used for political protests.
Hobart is home to the main campus of the University of Tasmania, situated in Sandy Bay. The education system in Tasmania comprises two tertiary education institutions the government run K-12 schooling system and numerous religious based private schools The University of Tasmania (also abbreviated as UTAS UTas or Tas Uni is an Australian University, with three campuses in Tasmania. Sandy Bay is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. On-site accommodation colleges include Christ College, Jane Franklin Hall and St John Fisher College. Christ College is the oldest tertiary institution in Australia and is a Residential college at the University of Tasmania, and is currently located on Jane Franklin Hall commonly referred to as "Jane" is a private residential college of the University of Tasmania and is based in Hobart Tasmania History St John Fisher College at the University of Tasmania was established in 1963 and built by the Catholic Church and its community Other campuses are in Launceston and Burnie.
Senior secondary colleges in the Hobart area include Hobart College, at the top of Mount Nelson just south of the city; inner-city Elizabeth College and St Michael's Collegiate School; The Friends' School in North Hobart; St Mary's College and Guilford Young College in North Hobart; The Hutchins School and Fahan School in Sandy Bay; Rosny College at Rosny on the eastern shore; and Claremont College at Claremont in the northern suburbs. Hobart College is a senior secondary college located on Mt Nelson, in Hobart, Tasmania. Mount Nelson is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Elizabeth College is a senior secondary College located in Hobart, Tasmania. The Friends' School Hobart is an independent, Co-educational, Quaker, day and Boarding school, located in North Hobart St Mary's College is a private, Catholic, Day school for girls' located on the northern city fringe of Hobart, Tasmania, Guilford Young College is a Catholic senior secondary college, located in Hobart, Tasmania. North Hobart is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The Hutchins School is an independent, Anglican, day and Boarding school for boys located in Sandy Bay, a suburb of Hobart This article is about the Tasmanian school For the Irish district see Fahan. Sandy Bay is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Rosny College is a senior secondary college located in Rosny, Tasmania. For the consortium of seven colleges located in Claremont California, refer to Claremont Colleges. Some of these colleges also function as community colleges, open to students outside the formal secondary school system. Many of these colleges are not exclusively colleges as they also provide primary and high school education.
Most public transport within the city is via an extensive network of Metro buses and some private bus services. Metro Tasmania is the primary provider of Public transport in the Australian state of Tasmania. The main arterial routes within the urban area are the Brooker Highway to Glenorchy and the northern suburbs, the Tasman Bridge and Bowen Bridge across the river to Rosny and the Eastern Shore, and the Southern Outlet south to Kingston and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. The Brooker Highway is a Highway in Tasmania, Australia. The highway is the major arterial route through Hobart's northern suburbs and Hobart's Glenorchy is a business district and suburb in the northern part of greater Hobart, capital of the state of Tasmania, Australia. The Tasman Bridge is a five-lane Bridge crossing the Derwent River, near the CBD of Hobart, Tasmania. The Bowen Bridge is a four Lane Bridge crossing the Derwent River. Rosny is a suburb of the City of Clarence, part of the greater Hobart area Tasmania, Australia. The Southern Outlet is a 13 km four lane ( Dual-carriageway) Highway that connects Hobart to the southern parts of Tasmania, Australia Kingston is a suburb and region on the outskirts of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The D'Entrecasteaux Channel is a region of water between Bruny Island and the south-east of the mainland of Tasmania.
Leaving the city, motorists can travel the Lyell Highway to the west coast, Midland Highway to Launceston and the north, Tasman Highway to the east coast, or the Huon Highway to the far south. The Lyell Highway (Route A10) is a highway in Tasmania running from Hobart to Queenstown. See also West Coast Council for the local government of the region The Midland Highway (also known as the Midlands Highway) is the main highway in Tasmania, Australia. Launceston ( (short first vowel /ˈlɔːnsəstən/ is often incorrectly heard in other parts of Australia is a city in the north of the state of Tasmania, Australia The Tasman Highway (or A3) is a Highway in Tasmania, Australia. The Huon Highway is an 87 km Highway in southern Tasmania, Australia.
Hobart is serviced by Hobart International Airport, and the smaller Cambridge Aerodrome (which mainly serves small charter airlines offering local tourist flights). Cambridge Aerodrome, also known as Cambridge Airport, is a minor Airport serving Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Like many large cities, Hobart once operated passenger tram services, a Trolleybus network consisting of six routes which operated until 1968. A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. However, the tramway closed in the early 1960s. Suburban passenger trains, run by the Tasmanian Government Railways, closed in 1974 and the intrastate passenger service, the Tasman Limited, ceased in 1979. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar)