Monday, 29 April 2013
The area of Hobart dedicated to government functions was one of the first areas to be used by Lt Governor David Collins when he arrived in 1804 to replace Bowen, who had established an earlier settlement at Risdon Cove. The first Government House was erected in 1804 as a residence for Collins. The second Government House was begun within three years in the area of Elizabeth Street. Over the years works were undertaken to the rambling building which at times was in a state of decay. Further work on the building was suspended until 1853 when it was determined that a new Lt Governor's Residence would be built in the grounds of the Domain.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
From 1817, regular musters were held there, segregated so that free men, free women, convict men & convict women were all assembled on different days to be counted. No one could forget that Hobart Town was a prison! The site was even the original location of the first substantial Government House, initially constructed in 1817.
It is now a popular place for workers at lunch time and a forum venue for political rallies
Monday, 22 April 2013
Thursday, 18 April 2013
It was repossessed by the mortgagor, George Rudd, in 1846. Triabunna House was a public house and shop until 1859 and was finally sold to Robert Robinson as part of George Rudd’s bankrupt estate for 275 pounds. Although it was a large house, the timber extensions were made in the late 1880’s. It is thought that Robert Robinson built the buttressed front windows and doors to advertise the stone from the Okehampton quarry.
The shop specialized in clothing, dress materials and haberdashery. Annie Robinson was a dear old lady who always wore a cap. She wrote to her son, Fred, saying “Its is well I can earn my own living and don’t want for pensions”
A meal cost 2s 6d with a choice of 2 soups, 2 entrees, 2 meats with vegetables and a choice of sweets with tea or coffee. All the food was locally produced, for they had their own cows, poultry and vegetable garden. Apples and pears can from the Rostrevor Orchard, a mile away which for many years was one of the largest orchards in the southern hemisphere.
Text & Information sourced from signs around the streets of Triabunna.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Five short years later, major extensions took place. And while things looked different from outside with three new floors and a new brewing plant, Cascade's defining identity remained the same - quality. Bushfires and Southern Tasmania were no strangers. The hills around the brewery were thickly wooded and had called upon the fire hoses many a times. But what was about to happen was like nothing Southern Tasmania had seen before.
Text & Information sourced from the Cascades brewery website.