In 2021, the Battery Point Community Association commenced a project to celebrate the rich architectural heritage of Battery Point.
Property owners have volunteered to add information plaques to buildings and places of historical interest around the community. Some summarise the history of a site, others the fascinating stories of the people who lived and worked there.
Click on the tiles below to explore each plaque. Some have more information, additional photographs, both contemporary and historical, and links to wonderful stories and insights on the places and people celebrated by the plaques.
Use the tiles below to explore Battery Point from anywhere in the world, or to plan an exploration in conjunction with the magical In Bobby’s Footsteps walk.
Battery Point is a living village defined by place and purpose.
The purpose is community – the people, social infrastructure, social networks, and social compact that bind us together into a working whole.
The place is the physical environment that defines and populates the suburb, including its houses, local businesses, parks and other features. The plaques enrich our physical environment and add to peoples’ ability to interpret Battery Point’s rich and complex history.
See this story for more information on the foundational concepts of the Battery Point community and its Association.
The Association would like to acknowledge the following sources used in the plaques project:
Howatson, Donald. 2021, The Story of Battery Point by Street (2012), self published
Hudspeth, Audrey. & Scripps, Lindy. & National Estate Grants Program (Australia) 1990, ‘Battery Point Historical Research Supplement’ to Battery Point historical research, A. Hudspeth, Hobart
Rowntree, Amy. & Hudspeth, Wilfred H. & Dollery, E. M. 1951, Battery Point today and yesterday; with appendices on Anglesea Barracks, Education Dept, Hobart
Woodberry, Joan. 1978, Battery Point (Tasmania) Sketchbook, Rigby Limited, Adelaide
Woods, Christopher J. 2021, 4 Winds to Zannee: House Names of Hobart, self published
The Battery Point Community Association gratefully acknowledge the support of the Hobart City Council with this project.