Monuments/ Statues in Hobart

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Monuments & Statues in Hobart

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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,440 contributions
    Located down by the Harbourside, are some lovely ornate sculptures, that is dedicated to a famous explorer, Louis Bernacchi (1878 - 1942).
    Written 6 June 2023
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  • Rhonda J
    Gympie, Australia116 contributions
    A beautiful spot to have the Cenotaph. Nice view and an important monument to the history of the fallen
    Written 25 July 2023
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  • Grant N
    Hastings, New Zealand1,421 contributions
    Fascinating - extremely well done - saw similar in Melbourne a few years ago and thought they were good then - but these are a step up - they certainly grab people's attention and people were lined up to photograph them. Definitely worth going to a nearby cafe and picking your moment to look/photo them when there are less people
    Written 16 June 2023
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia4,731 contributions
    The bronze statues honor the brave explorers who passed through this Antarctic gateway.
    It is part of the Bernacchi Tribute on the edge of the Victoria dock. There are two parts, Seals and Penguins (1998) and The Bernacchi Tribute (2002). It show Bernacchi with his favourite husky, Joe.
    On the rocks behind them, seals and penguins dodge the splashing water, and a plaque on the main statue also pays tribute to English explorer James Clark Ross (1800—1862), who sailed from Hobart in 1840 to explore Antarctica.
    It pays tribute to the men who went south to explore the icy continent.
    A must see when in Hobart.
    Written 6 August 2021
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    St David's was closed a s a cemetery in 1872 and in 1919 was handed to the City Council for use as a recreation ground. Records at the time that some 900 persons had been interred in the cemetery, some were exhumed and relocated to Cornelian Bay cemetery but most remained at rest where buried. The old headstones, both whole and remnants were incorporated in walls for preservation. Very interesting to read some of the tributes that were inscribed however some have been eroded with the passage of time. Some of the large crypts and memorials still remain in situ. The park was opened to the public on 13th November 1926.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    The monument was erected to commemorate First Fleeters and Norfolk Islanders who arrived in Tasmania during the evacuation of Norfolk Island from 1807 to 1813. It was dedicated on 29th November, 1992, the 185th anniversary of the arrival of HMS Lady Nelson with settlers from Norfolk Island. Names are inscribed on plaques affixed to the panels of the memorial which is heptagonal shaped. four smaller plaques are affixed to the base. It contains a time capsule which is to be opened in 2192.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,483 contributions
    Hobart has done an amazing job to honour their servicemen and women with the soldiers tree walk.

    At the Soldiers Memorial Oval they have honoured one of their favourite sons with the naming of the new sports Pavillon.
    Written 20 December 2018
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    The monument stands rather forlornly in Queens Domain near the Bridge of Remembrance, it just didn't seem to be incorporated into or connected to the nearby Soldiers Memorial Avenue. A bronze statue of a soldier stands atop a plinth the top of which is inscribed "IN MEMORIAM' on each side. Each face of the plinth contains additional inscriptions. It commemorates the Tasmanian soldiers who died in service or were killed in action during Boer War. It was dedicated in 1901.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • wombatdavid
    Hobart, Australia2,549 contributions
    There is so much history in this place. It is worth looking at the plaques and learning about the souls lost…
    Written 17 December 2022
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,483 contributions
    Located just up from tiny car bay on corner of Lower and Upper Domain Rd. Easy to miss unless you walk along trek.

    Interesting reading
    Written 11 December 2018
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia9,049 contributions
    The "Wall" is located in a sunken garden, which is below street level so easy to miss, beneath the Commonwealth Government Centre in Collins Street. The garden is very pretty.

    The Wall, which is believed to be unique in the world, was built as a symbol of goodwill and recognition of the contribution that many different migrant communities have made to Tasmania over the years. It currently has over 50 stones which have been donated.
    Written 19 November 2018
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    Two Islands is a modern sculpture by artist Nigel Helyer and installed in 2018. The sign states;-

    ""The Two Islands sculpture presents a metaphor that draws together histories of Tasmanian Aboriginal and European settler cultures in the form of two symbolic vessels.

    The skeleton of Sir John Franklin's ship the HMS Erebus lies wrecked alongside a contemporary representation of a traditional Tasmanian Aboriginal canoe, creating a tension that resonates with the complex histories of Tasmania.

    Two Islands incorporates a soundscape comprised of many voices and perspectives offering us potential to reflect upon the past to continue a dialogue of reconciliation into the future.""

    It is an interesting concept and there is nothing that I can add to the artist's statement.
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • Graeme T
    Fremantle, Australia394 contributions
    A few years ago, a Canadian told me a story about how a group of Americans citizens together with some Canadians formed the Patriot Army and invaded Canada, in an ill-fated attempt to spread the message of independence. The popular up rising the Patriot Army had hoped for never happened. What he didn’t tell me was that 92 men of the captured Patriot Army were transported to Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania). An interest piece of history.
    Written 1 October 2018
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    The statue honours Albert George Ogilvie who was Premier of Tasmania from 1934 until his death in 1939. He was regarded as a visionary and his Government instituted some major reforms and developments. These included abolition of state secondary school fees, staged restoration of Public servant salaries to pre Depression levels, increased unemployment relief with many recipients engaged in public works, opening of Tarraleah hydro station in 1938 and the establishment of he Australian Newsprint Mills plant. The sculpture is by Stanley Hammond.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia9,049 contributions
    Sir John Franklin (1786 - 1847) was an Artic explorer and Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) from 1837-1843. He, along with his crew, perished trying to map and explore the North West Passage of the Artic.

    The large bronze statue shows Franklin in formal naval attire with cutlass and perhaps what looks like a telescope in his right hand. The statue sits atop a very high granite plinth which itself is mounted on a sandstone platform that sits inside an elaborate, large water fountain.

    The plinth includes an epitaph by Lord Tennyson.

    It appears that the statue was erected around 1865 and the high profile square created in 1866.
    Written 2 October 2023
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