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West Hobart, Tasmania

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Population  5,800 (2011 census)
LGA(s)  City of Hobart
Postal code  7000
Postcode(s)  7000
West Hobart  Hobart
Federal division  Division of Denison
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West Hobart is an inner-city suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is in the hills immediately west of the city centre, and shares the postcode 7000 with that district.

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Map of West Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

History

The area was first settled as a farming district, hosting poultry, dairy, hops, orchards and Chinese market gardens. Various industries have also 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 increasingly 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.

Today

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.

References

West Hobart, Tasmania Wikipedia


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