West Hobart, Tasmania
West Hobart is an inner-city suburb of Hobart, Australia. It is in the hills west of the city centre, shares the postcode 7000 with that district; the area was first settled as a farming district, hosting poultry, hops and Chinese market gardens. Various industries have served in the area, including a brickworks at the top of Arthur Street and coal mines below Summerhill Road; the side of Knocklofty Hill served as a sandstone quarry. Knocklofty is now a reserve maintained by the Hobart City Council; the area around Goulburn and Harrington Streets was once a red-light district. Hobart West Post Office opened on 12 July 1892. Considered a'working-class' suburb until the 1960s, West Hobart has become a popular inner-city suburb. Many of the houses in the area are older federation era buildings, prized for their views of the Derwent River. West Hobart is now considered a bohemian suburb of Hobart, with lots of artists and musicians living in gentrified Victorian and Federation houses, which abound in the suburb.
Schools in the area include Lansdowne Crescent Primary School, Goulburn Street Primary and the Hobart campus of Guilford Young College on Barrack Street. Goodrick, Joan; the West Hobart Story. Hobart, Tasmania: Shearwater Press. ISBN 0-9590181-1-5
Battery Point, Tasmania
Battery Point is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Australia. It is south of the central business district, it is in the local government area of City of Hobart. Battery Point is named after the battery of guns which were established on the point in 1818 as part of the Hobart coastal defences; the battery was situated on the site of today's Princes Park. The guns were used to fire salutes on ceremonial occasions but were never called upon to repel an invasion; the battery was decommissioned after an 1878 review of Hobart's defences found that its location would tend to draw an enemy's fire onto the surrounding residential neighbourhood. The site was subsequently handed over to the Hobart City Council as a place of recreation and amusement; when the Council carried out works to beautify the park in 1934, they discovered underground tunnels which had served as a magazine for the original battery. The area is known as one of the city's more prestigious suburbs, with many large and extravagant homes and apartment blocks.
It adjoins the waterfront Salamanca area as well as the nearby prestigious suburb of Sandy Bay. The most significant is Arthur Circus with its cottages originally constructed for the officers of the garrison. Battery Point is accessible via Hampden Road, which runs from Sandy Bay Road from the edge of the city. Battery Point residents have been the centre of controversy in recent years, demanding noise restrictions and other measures aimed at safeguarding a sheltered lifestyle. In the 2016 Census, there were 1,997 people in Battery Point. 65.3% of people were born in Australia and 76.9% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 47.9% and Anglican 16.1%. Hollywood film actor Errol Flynn was born in Battery Point at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in 1909
Austins Ferry, Tasmania
Austins Ferry is a suburb of Hobart, capital city of Tasmania, Australia. It is predominantly a new homes area. Austins Ferry is named after James Austin, transported to Port Phillip as a convict in 1803 along with his cousin John Earl, arrived in Van Diemens Land in 1804. After their sentences expired both men were given small land grants on the western shore of the River Derwent between Hobart and New Norfolk. In 1818 they established a ferry service across the river and a punt which proved conveniently located for vehicular traffic travelling between Hobart and regions to the north, became wealthy. In 1821 the visiting Governor Lachlan Macquarie renamed the village Roseneath, but it has since reverted to its original name. James Austin's original cottage is preserved as a tourist attraction; the opening hours for the cottage are limited to Sundays between 1pm and 4pm, it provides crafts and historical information. Austins Ferry is the location of St Virgil's College
Dynnyrne is a suburb of Hobart, with views over the Derwent River, situated on a hill south-west of the city above the Southern Outlet, the suburb of Sandy Bay. The suburb border stretches from the Fitzroy Gardens in the north, to the University of Tasmania apartments in the south, up the Waterworks Valley to the west. Other nearby suburbs are Tolmans Hill. Dynnyrne is Tasmania's second most affluent suburb according to documents released by the Australian Taxation Office; the suburb is named for Dynnyrne House in South Hobart, built by Robert William Murray who claimed to be descended from Sir William Murray, 1st baronet of Dunearn in Scotland. Members of the public had been invited to suggest names for the suburb in 1940. About eighty different suggestions were received and six of them were forwarded to the Post Office for consideration. Cooloola, Karinga, Telopea and Pambula were all rejected on the basis that they or duplicated names used in Australia. Following further consultation with the Post Office, Dynnyrne was chosen, recalling the first house built in the area about one hundred years earlier.
One of the Hobart City Council aldermen warned that people would have difficulty knowing how to spell Dynnyrne but the new name was adopted
A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city. In most English-speaking countries, suburban areas are defined in contrast to central or inner-city areas, but in Australian English and South African English, suburb has become synonymous with what is called a "neighborhood" in other countries and the term extends to inner-city areas. In some areas, such as Australia, China, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, a few U. S. states, new suburbs are annexed by adjacent cities. In others, such as Saudi Arabia, Canada and much of the United States, many suburbs remain separate municipalities or are governed as part of a larger local government area such as a county. Suburbs first emerged on a large scale in the 19th and 20th centuries as a result of improved rail and road transport, which led to an increase in commuting. In general, they have lower population densities than inner city neighborhoods within a metropolitan area, most residents commute to central cities or other business districts.
Suburbs tend to proliferate around cities that have an abundance of adjacent flat land. The English word is derived from the Old French subburbe, in turn derived from the Latin suburbium, formed from sub and urbs; the first recorded usage of the term in English, was made by John Wycliffe in 1380, where the form subarbis was used, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. In Australia and New Zealand, suburbs have become formalised as geographic subdivisions of a city and are used by postal services in addressing. In rural areas in both countries, their equivalents are called localities; the terms inner suburb and outer suburb are used to differentiate between the higher-density areas in proximity to the city center, the lower-density suburbs on the outskirts of the urban area. The term'middle suburbs' is used. Inner suburbs, such as Te Aro in Wellington, Eden Terrace in Auckland, Prahran in Melbourne and Ultimo in Sydney, are characterised by higher density apartment housing and greater integration between commercial and residential areas.
In New Zealand, most suburbs are not defined which can lead to confusion as to where they may begin and end. Although there is a geospatial file defining suburbs for use by emergency services developed and maintained by Fire and Emergency New Zealand, in collaboration with other government agencies, to date this file has not been released publicly. New Zealand company Koordinates Limited requested access to the geospatial file under the Official Information Act 1982 but this request was rejected by the New Zealand Fire Service on the basis that it would prejudice the health & safety of, or cause material loss, to the public. In September 2014 a decision was made by the Ombudsman of New Zealand ruling that the New Zealand Fire Service refusal to release the geospatial file without agreeing to terms which included, among other restrictions, a prohibition on redistribution of the geospatial file, was reasonable. In the United Kingdom and in Ireland, suburb refers to a residential area outside the city centre, regardless of administrative boundaries.
Suburbs, in this sense, can range from areas that seem more like residential areas of a city proper to areas separated by open countryside from the city centre. In large cities such as London and Leeds, suburbs include separate towns and villages that have been absorbed during a city's growth and expansion, such as Ealing and Guiseley. In the United States and Canada, suburb can refer either to an outlying residential area of a city or town or to a separate municipality or unincorporated area outside a town or city; the earliest appearance of suburbs coincided with the spread of the first urban settlements. Large walled towns tended to be the focus around which smaller villages grew up in a symbiotic relationship with the market town; the word'suburbani' was first used by the Roman statesman Cicero in reference to the large villas and estates built by the wealthy patricians of Rome on the city's outskirts. Towards the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty, the capital, was occupied by the emperor and important officials.
As populations grew during the Early Modern Period in Europe, urban towns swelled with a steady influx of people from the countryside. In some places, nearby settlements were swallowed up as the main city expanded; the peripheral areas on the outskirts of the city were inhabited by the poorest. Due to the rapid migration of the rural poor to the industrialising cities of England in the late 18th century, a trend in the opposite direction began to develop; this trend accelerated through the 19th century in cities like London and Manchester that were growing and the first suburban districts sprung up around the city centres to accommodate those who wanted to escape the squalid conditions of the industrial towns. Toward the end of the century, with the development of public transit systems such as the underground railways and buses, it became possible for the majority of the city's population to reside outside the city and to commute into the
Division of Clark (state)
The electoral division of Clark is one of the five electorates in the Tasmanian House of Assembly, it is located in Hobart on the western shore of the River Derwent and includes the suburbs below Mount Wellington. Clark is named after Andrew Inglis Clark, a Tasmanian jurist, the principal author of the Australian Constitution; the electorate shares its name and boundaries with the federal division of Clark, was created in September 2018 to replace the state division of Denison. Clark and the other House of Assembly electoral divisions are each represented by five members elected under the Hare-Clark electoral system. Clark was created when amendments to the Tasmanian Constitution Act 1934 gained Royal Assent on 28 September 2018, aligning Tasmania's state electoral divisions with the federal divisions which had undergone a boundary redistribution, including renaming Denison to Clark, was formally gazetted on 14 November 2017; the division is located on the western side of the Derwent River, covering a part of Kingborough and all of the Hobart and Glenorchy local government areas.
Covering an area of 292.26 km² it is the smallest of Tasmania's five electoral divisions. Parliament of Tasmania Tasmanian Electoral Commission - House of Assembly
Glenorchy is a suburb of Hobart, in the state of Tasmania, Australia. Glenorchy is bound by the River Derwent to the east, Mount Wellington to the west, Hobart City to the south and Brighton to the north; the city begins at Creek Road Newtown, in Hobart's northern suburbs, includes, Derwent Park, Goodwood, Chigwell and Austins ferry. It is the seat of the local government area of the City of Glenorchy. Glenorchy draws its name from Scotland; the Glenorchy central business district is the focal point for retail and government services. The land was used for agriculture, however is now a suburban, working class area, that grew after WWII as returning soldiers settle in state government housing suburbs. Glenorchy has public facilities such as. Glenorchy is home to the Tasmanian Transport Museum. Schools in the area include Glenorchy Primary School, Cosgrove High School, Guilford Young College and Dominic College; the main traffic route in and out of Glenorchy is the Main Road, which passes the area in a north-south direction.
To the south this road becomes Elizabeth Street, to the north it becomes the Midland Highway. Glenorchy is bypassed by the Brooker Highway. Glenorchy has localities such as: Elwick is the name given to the area east of the Brooker Highway, including the Elwick Racecourse and the Hobart Showground, which represents all of Southern Tasmania. Merton refers to the Barossa Road area, the surrounding bushlands between Glenorchy and Lenah Valley. O'Brien's Bridge was the name of the first settlement in 1809. At the 2016 Australian census, the suburb of Glenorchy had a population of 10,828; the Glenorchy Central business district has three major indoor shopping centres, Northgate Shopping Centre, Glenorchy Central, Glenorchy Plaza. The Main retail stores in Glenorchy are Best & Less, Woolworths, Big W, Mitre 10 Home & Trade and Target. A large Bunnings is located within the old show grounds on the Brooker Highway near Goodwood. Australian Places: Glenorchy, Tasmania http://profile.id.com.au/glenorchy