After a very successfull Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart on the 10th, 11th, 12th & 13th February this year we have been hitting the road with our Sandi Hands Sanding Gloves in Tasmania !!

Hobart is one of the prettiest cities we have ever visited – it’s history is amazing.  We were so taken by it’s beauty & clean fresh water & airways.

It is filled will friendly & comical people with all sorts of antics & arts & behaviours – must stem from the convict age !!

The first reported sighting of Tasmania by a European was on 24 November 1642 by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who named the island Anthoonij van Diemenslandt, after his sponsor, the Governor of the Dutch East Indies. The name was later shortened to Van Diemen’s Land by the British.

History of Tasmania – Wikipedia

Here you see the oldest Pub in Australia a- 1807 – looks a bit german I think !!??

Happy are some of the locals but other are not happy that the old flour tower is now a steak house restaurant, & high end accommodation.  History changes all the time I say.

Government House & Parliament House are both great historical place in Hobart – a must see – we didn’t have the time to venture here but I have attached some photos to give you an idea.

The ABC TV Studio even carries historical value !  Now if you have slightly enjoyed these images of Hobart – check out the next blog as we take to the water in a Tall Sailing Ship & see it from a different but stunning angle….