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  • BELLERIVE
  • KANGAROO FORT

 

Hobart Bellerive

1/ Bellerive is on the eastern side of the Tasman Bridge and is a rich suburb. It has a spectacular marina and great views of the Derwent River and Mount Wellington.

Hobart Bellerive

2/ The Rosny Hill Lookout is just north of Bellerive. Looking south you can see Kangaroo Bluff Point in the foreground and the Derwent Estuary on the horizon. Bellerive is to the left, hidden by the tree.

Hobart Bellerive

3/ From Rosny Hill looking north you can see the spectacular Tasman Bridge.

Hobart Bellerive

4/ Looking to the west you see the beautiful profile of Mount Wellington.

Hobart Bellerive

5/ From Rosny Hill looking south west, you can see the Wrest Point Casino.

Hobart Bellerive

6/ Cambridge Street is the heart of the Bellerive CBD. The marina is adjacent to it.

Hobart Bellerive

7/ The post office is a survivor of the early days of Bellerive.

Hobart Bellerive

8/ The Kosciusko was once a ferry on the Derwent. Now it is the mascot of a restaurant.

Hobart Bellerive

9/ There is a walkway on Victoria Esplanade, which has brilliant view of across the Derwent.

Hobart Bellerive

10/ The Bellerive Yacht Club runs a repair service for the yachts of the Derwent.

Hobart Bellerive

11/ The Bellerive Marina is adjacent to Cambridge Street and is the heart of the town.

Hobart Bellerive

12/ A very large number of yachts and boats are moored at the Bellerive Marina.

 

Hobart Bellerive Fort

1/ The Kangaroo Bluff Fort is just south of Bellerive and has great views across the Derwent. It has 203mm cannons, which were positioned in 1882. It then formed the apex of Hobart's defense.

Hobart Kangaroo Bluff Fort

2/ Then entrance to the fort crosses a three metre deep trench to protect the fort from land attack.

Hobart Kangaroo Bluff Fort

3/ This photo shows the deep trench that protected the fort. Rifle ports can be seen in the distance.

Hobart Kangaroo Bluff Fort

4/ The garrison could move around the fort in walled alleys that were protected from shell fire.

Hobart Kangaroo Bluff Fort

5/ This gate now bars access into the underground chambers, where the garrison once lived.

Hobart Kangaroo Bluff Fort

6/ The cannons had clear fields of fire across the Derwent River. Note how modern trees now obscure the old gunners field of fire.

Hobart Kangaroo Bluff Fort

7/ Unfortunately, many cannons were removed when the Kangaroo Fort was abandoned.

Hobart Kangaroo Bluff Fort

8/ This view shows a protected trench and an underground gallery leading from it. The dark stick in the middle of the trench is a stairway guide added in modern times.

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