Come on down to Salamanca Market

Hobart’s Salamanca Market Salamanca Market operates every Saturday from 8.30 – 3.00 (some stalls start closing from 2pm) every Saturday of the year, unless it falls on Christmas Day. It’s been doing this since 1972. These days Salamanca Market is a multicultural affair. Just about as multicultural as Hobart gets. The dry hum of activity…

The Cascades Female Factory

The story of the Cascades Female Factory is one that I was not really aware of. It operated between 1828-1856 and housed most of the 12000+ women who were transported to Van Diemen’s Land from the British Isles and Ireland. It is Australia’s most significant site associated with female convicts. Due to the shame Hobart…

Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum

Mawson’s Huts Mawson’s Huts are located at Cape Denison in Antarctica. They were constructed in 1912 as part of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) and have survived the most brutal weather conditions on the planet. The Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum is in Hobart and offers a fascinating insight in to the lives of the brave…

Cascade Brewery: Tasmania’s glorious beer

The Brewery Tour at the Cascade Brewery, in South Hobart, begins at the Cascade Visitors Centre, with Denver introducing himself as our guide for this afternoon’s tour. I put on the required health and safety attire, goggles and a beautiful fluorescent yellow hi-vis jacket, listening and agreeing to the occupational health and safety talk given…