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Risdon Cove

outside of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Disappointing

Risdon Cove is (i) where first settlement (albeit brief) for Hobart was - then it was moved. There... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
fionabk
,
Bega, Australia
Sad in so many ways

This place was hard to find being unsigned until you have driven past the gate. So much could be... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Alan1fromOz
,
Narooma, Australia
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Site of the first white settlement in Tasmania from 1803-4. Previously the land had belonged to the Moomairremener people, who were cast out in a most savage and brutal manner.
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11 May 2017
“Disappointing”
11 May 2017
“Sad in so many ways”
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outside of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Risdon Cove is (i) where first settlement (albeit brief) for Hobart was - then it was moved. There is a monument to this. There is also (if you walk up the hill along the path), markers where some of the soldiers huts were from that...More

Thank fionabk
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This place was hard to find being unsigned until you have driven past the gate. So much could be made of this and isn't. The heritage of the significance of the site as the first landing point of the British in Van Dieman's Land is...More

Thank Alan1fromOz
Reviewed 8 April 2016

There are two parts of this place - one is conterporary - children Aboriginal school and Aboriginal comunity center - and one is historical - Place, where in the history was one of the first settlements of English settlers and also place where first Aboriginals...More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 4 December 2015

It's an interesting place to see. Lovely to be there when the children were inside enjoying school. We gained permission and were happily allowed to have our picnic lunch among the trees. Everyone was very friendly.

Thank Jeanette M
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