Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.256.
Entitled – Hobart. Port Hobart.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Hobart. – On our way back from the magnificent region of Milford Sound, we leave the excursion steamer at the Bluff and join one of the vessels of the United Steamship Company, in which we proceed to Melbourne, the journey occupying about five days.
One day before reaching Melbourne, however, the steamer touches at Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, 420 miles from the chief city of Victoria.
This well-built city lies on the south side of the island, and was founded in 1803, when Lord Hobart was Colonial Secretary; it is beautifully situated on the slope of the Derwent, overlooking a harbour which admits vessels of any size.
Behind Hobart is Mount Wellington, 4,166ft. high, with the basaltic pillars known as the Organ Pipes also in view.
The population of this city is about 25,000.
The first stone of the new Cathedral of St. David was laid here by the Duke of Coburg (then Edinburgh) on the occasion of his visit, January 7th, 1868.
There are thirty-six other places of worship, including the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Mary.
There is a main line from Hobart to Launceston, a distance of 133 miles.
Fine excursions are taken hence to the forests up the Huon, where the great tree ferns may be seen, and also the giant gum trees, 300ft. high.
The Government House, or Castle, is a handsome building of white freestone, and it stands on the Derwent, in the Park.
Four daily newspapers are published in the city.
There are coaches hence to several important places, with 258 post stations.
A good turnpike road was made by convict labour between Hobart and Launceston, past Campbelltown, but it has now fallen into decay through disuse; it passes over a table-land like Devonshire.
The total population of Tasmania is 142,478.
The natives are now quite extinct, the last having died in 1876 at the age of seventy-three.
The settled districts are chiefly in the centre of the island.
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