Virtual Hobart Town
Then and Now
Hunter Street, as it looks today and how the causeway may have looked in 1828. The view is looking towards the warehouses on Hunter Island. The Australian Company store, now the Drunken Admiral, has been a prominent landmark on the waterfront for almost 200 years, the fourth floor of the building was added in the 1880s. The amount of waterfront infill is evident on the right-hand side.
The following images are 360 degree panoramas, use your mouse (or smart phone) to look around in any direction.
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Hunter Island 1828 (today's First Settler's Memorial on Hunter St).
The Timber Jetty provided a vital link to the surrounding settlements up and down the Derwent. Mount Wellington is clearly visible in background. If you pan to the right you will see the impressive Australia Co. building - which still stands on Hunter Street and is known as the Drunken Admiral.
Join us on a virtual tour of 1820s Hobart Town.
Special thanks to Spectral Media for video editing.
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