the largest city of tasmania was founded by english authorities in australia, in 1804, to become a penal colony. this function was taken over in 1830 by port arthur. it is located where the river derwent flows into the ocean (see above map)..
hobart is above all a harbour city - but nevertheless excels in art and in museums as well, e.g., the "museum of old and new art" (mona). also, hobart is the official home port for the australian and the french antarctic operations.
its architecture covers a wide range from traditional to modern styles, downwards beside the river and up the hills.
famous is also the salamanca market, where really about everything is available, even life music!
finally - where is the certainly well-esteemed university of tasmania? of course in hobart.