Contagious Hobart

The declaration of a public health emergency in Tasmania on 17th March 2020 meant that stronger powers and sanctions would become available to the director of Public Health. The Tasmanian Public Health Act, 1997, allows for the Tasmanian Director of Public Health to declare a public health emergency. These powers Read more…

A Very Merry Colonial Christmas

20th December, 2018 Prior to 1840, Christmas celebrations in colonial Hobart were a sober affair, similar to the usual religious observances on Sundays. The festive habits of Hobartians changed in the mid-1840s with the introduction of the fashions of Victorian England. When Queen Victoria married her cousin Prince Albert in Read more…

The first Hobart Regatta

14th December, 2018 As we have just passed the 180th Anniversary of the Hobart Regatta, it’s a good time to find out some of the more interesting details of what has become a part of our Tasmanian tradition. The Hobart Regatta was Tasmania’s most important public event for more than Read more…