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Hobart is situated on the banks of the Derwent River. The Derwent divides the city with much of the older part of Hobart and the central business district being located on the western side of the river.

These photos were taken from the eastern shore looking across to the central business district, wharves and the residential areas to the south of the central business district.

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Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Here is a view of the western bank of the Derwent River - almost in panoramic view.

Photo 1 shows the exclusive suburbs of Lower Sandy Bay to the left and Sandy Bay to the right of the photo.

Photo 2 shows the suburb of Sandy Bay along the river bank with Mount Nelson behind. The tall tower is part of Wrest Point Casino - the oldest legal casino in Australia. To the right of the Casino and set back into the trees is a large white building, part of the campus of the University of Tasmania.. To the right of the picture is the suburb of Dynyrne.

Photo 3 shows the central business district and the wharves along the river bank with the suburbs of West Hobart and Mount Stuart behind. The orange coloured vessel docked in the wharf area is the Aurora Australis the vessel that carries supplies and personnel to and from the Australian bases in Antarctica.

Photo 4 shows the Botanical Gardens and the Queens Domain, a large recreational area on the outskirts of the central business district. The building tucked into the trees on the right of the photo is Government House, the residence of the State Governor who is the Queen's representative in Tasmania.

Hobart Defences
The Derwent
Sandy Bay
Mount Nelson
Mount Stuart
Old Hobart


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