Remembering the Past Australia

On the Huon Road, Tasmania ca. 1868

TAS031.01 On the Huon Road. South of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia ca. 1868Description: On the Huon Road.

Location: Tasmania, Australia


Our Catalogue Reference: Part of CO 1069/621.

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Historical Information

The Huon Road travels South-West out of Hobart to a little mountain town called Fern Tree. Up until the 1830s, the village of Fern Tree could only be reached by a rough track. In 1830 the first Huon Road was built, starting at the Sandy Bay Rivulet, through to Fern Tree and on into the south-west.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

ca. 1868

On the Huon Road

Colourised and enhanced photograph taken on the Huon Road, south of Hobart, showing a building on the side of a hill and a horse and open carriages with a man standing to the side on a dirt road – circa 1868.

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