Historical & contemporary stories from the
residents and businesses of

Battery Point

Battery Point has a long and rich history. It contains many priceless heritage buildings and locations from a number of important periods in Tasmanian and Australian history.

But it is not just a historical precinct stuck in time. Rather, Battery Point is a dynamic, living village where people reside and work. The history of Battery Point is preserved because it is part of every day life, rediscovered and reinterpreted by each generation.

The short stories here give a taste of life in Battery Point from its place in the culture of the indigenous Muwinina people, through the earliest days of European settlement, and up until today.

You can find more wonderful stories of Battery Point people and places, past and present, at In Bobby’s Footsteps.

Would you like to add a story to this collection? Let us know and we will be in contact.

George Deas Brown AM

21 July 2020/by Post Editor

Bernicé’s street garden

21 February 2017/by Post Editor

Dead Man’s Hand on Battery Point!

27 March 2018/by Post Editor

History of the Community Centre

2 June 2020/by Post Editor

Mariners’ Cottages

6 May 2017/by Post Editor

The mother of Battery Point

26 September 2017/by Post Editor

Historic fisheries research centre

1 September 2017/by Post Editor

Number 1 Sloane Street

26 May 2019/by Post Editor

A Battery Point Childhood

18 August 2019/by Post Editor

St George’s Rectory

10 February 2019/by Post Editor

Colville Cottage

7 April 2019/by Post Editor

42 Kelly Street: Tiny reflections

27 October 2017/by Post Editor

The White House

3 July 2016/by Post Editor

A Battery Point Kid

7 January 2019/by Post Editor

In Partnership with the People

6 April 2019/by Post Editor

A classic racer comes home

21 February 2017/by Post Editor

Coming home to Battery Point

13 September 2020/by Post Editor

About a Mile From Hobart Town

22 October 2019/by Post Editor

Street sketches old & new

29 July 2020/by Post Editor

A story of potatoes and passers by

30 March 2016/by Post Editor

A lick of Paint

9 February 2018/by Post Editor

Jenny’s house

23 October 2017/by Post Editor

Living & sharing accommodation

30 April 2018/by Post Editor

Greetings from a 2019 community party

12 December 2019/by Post Editor

A year of stories in images 2020

25 September 2020/by Post Editor

Battery Point Street Sketches

24 May 2020/by Post Editor

Life in Battery Point in the 1970s

5 September 2017/by Post Editor

Ben Beames – Battery Point Iron Man

2 December 2016/by Post Editor

Sketches by Albuera Street School students

23 September 2020/by Post Editor

The two little girls in our attic

11 August 2018/by Post Editor

The Foster 10

3 December 2016/by Post Editor

Memories of the Methodist Mission

4 June 2020/by Post Editor

Street Lighting in Battery Point

1 June 2020/by Post Editor

Potholes in South Street

4 February 2018/by Post Editor

A vision in the front window

21 February 2017/by Post Editor

A remarkable convict’s landmark

15 February 2020/by Post Editor

Making good while making babies

22 June 2016/by Post Editor

Reflections old and new
on life in Battery Point

Voices of Battery Point

Voices of Battery Point is a series of reflections on life in our dynamic, living village at the heart of Hobart.

The participants range from Freddie, all of 10 years old, to Bill, still young in his 80s. Most are current long term residents, some lived here in the past, and others are new to the community from overseas.

All have fascinating and engaging insights about their life in Battery Point.

Stories of Battery Point from

Extraordinary Times 2020

Stories from Extraordinary Times 2020 is a series of anecdotes, reflections and amusements on life and experiences under COVID-19 in text, photos, videos and drawings.

They are sometimes funny or thoughtful, but always reflect our community, its residents and our physical environment. The stories support community interaction in times of physical distancing, help with individual wellbeing by adding local interest to our online wanderings, and form a significant historical record of resilience in the face of unique challenges.

Would you like to add a story to this collection? Use our upload form to send us your text, photos, videos and drawings.

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