Day 196

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.


Introduction to “Fred” the 100+ year old cockatoo.


“Fred” the cockatoo.




Eastern rosella in an aviary.


Eastern rosellas are native to the south east of the Australian continent and to Tasmania.


Eastern rosella on a perch.


Eastern rosella.


The long-billed corella is a white cockatoo with long whitish bill.


Introduction to galah.


A galah on a perch. One of the most common cockatoos, it can be found in open country in almost all parts of mainland Australia.


Kookaburra on a perch.


Kookaburras are terrestrial tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea.


Cape barran goose foraging.


Cape barran goose, the largest goose resident in southern Australia. The species is named after Cape Barren Island, where specimens were first sighted by European explorers.


Eastern quoll are native to Australia.


Tasmanian devil.


A Tasmanian devil taking shelter.


Tasmanian devils were once native to mainland Australia and is now found in the wild only on the island state of Tasmania.


Introduction to the tawny frogmouth.


Tawny frogmouths are native to and found throughout the Australian mainland and Tasmania.


Tasmanian devil flat out on the ground.


Tasmanian devil.


Tasmanian devil.


Tasmanian devil.


Tasmanian devil.


Tasmanian devil.




Wombats are native to Australia.


Wombat lying at the side of a keeper.


Wombat having a gnaw on the keeper’s finger.


Wombat being carried by a keeper.


Koala sitting in a eucalyptus tree.


Koalas are native to Australia and it’s closest living relative are the wombats.


Koala in deep thought or meditating.


I’ve made a new friend !


Sleeping koala.




“Randall” the echidna. Echidnas have torpor cycles where they go in to semi-hibernation. While this is generally in autumn and winter, it can also occur on colder than average days.




Kangaroos are indigenous to Australia.


Feeding time for the kangaroos.


Rest time for the kangaroos.




Kangaroo standing tall.




Kangaroo eating out of my palm.


This kangaroo is use to human contact.


Kangaroo has got a firm grip on my hand !




The Preachers – great pub.


Narryna – This house was built by Captain Andrew Haig. Haig was originally a Calcutta based merchant trading between Calcutta and Canton. In 1824, he sailed into Hobart and purchased land from Rev. Robert Knopwood’s Cottage Green estate. Narryna was not completed until October 1840 and Haig, on the verge of bankruptcy, was forced to sell it along with his other assets in April 1842.


Once the Queen Alexandra Hospital where Errol Flynn was born, it has since been converted into luxury apartments.


View from Hampden Road of Mount Wellington with the 130 metre tall white transmission tower visable perched atop.


The Prince of Wales Hotel where I watched Wales beat Australia 29 – 25 at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.


View from Hampden Road in Hobart towards Mount Wellington.


View from Hampden Road in Hobart towards Mount Wellington.


Jackman & McRoss where I had breakfast.


Rickshaw in front of a residential property.


Renovated old stone cottage maintaining the traditional features with a metal roof and open wooden pillared porch.


Centrepiece of this residential area, a childrens playground on a roundabout surrounded by traditional cottages.


Facade of an old police call box being used as a gate.


Rock face next to Salamanca Place. Salamanca Place consists of rows of sandstone buildings, formerly warehouses for the port of Hobart Town that have since been converted into restaurants, galleries, craft shops and offices.


Giant chess set in Salamanca Place.


Guess what this is. The answer can be found at the bottom of the page.


“Jouney to Southland” by Stephen Walker – circular concrete fountain containing various bronze sculptural forms in Salamanca Square.


“Happy Birthday Mr President XO” by Gillie and Marc – bronze sculpture located in Salamanca Square.


Three bronze ships on the Tasman Monument Fountain in Salamanca Place.


Three bronze ships on the Tasman Monument Fountain.


A dedication plaque on the Tasman Monument Fountain. The fountain was presented to the people of Tasmania by the Dutch community in Tasmania to celebrate the Australian bicentenary.


Bronze statue of Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 – 1659).


The Tasman Monument in Salamanca Place.


This is not a camouflaged military catarmaran, but a 190 passenger catarmaran ferry linking Hobart with the Museum of New and Old Art (MONA), with artwork on the outside it boasts a private jungle, three bars, wallaby-fur-lined booths and a gold toilet on the inside.


Two-masted square rigged tall ship “Windeward Bound” in Hobart Harbour.


I have no confidence in this sailor.


Boat storage above the water.


View across Sandy Bay.


Boat moored in Sandy Bay.


Top of Mount Wellington with the sun shining above Hobart in the distance.


Do I look cold on top of Mount Wellington ?


That’s a YES !


View from Mount Wellington overlooking Hobart and the south coast.


View of sunny Hobart from a very overcast Mount Wellington.


Hobarts in that direction.


As you can tell, apart from it being cold at the top of Mount Wellington it’s also very windy.


Salamanca Market.


The market is one of most vibrant and loved outdoor markets in Australia.


Salamanca Market is Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction and has won many awards for excellence.


Answer: It is a “modern and trendy” A$35,000 Christmas tree located in Salamanca Place.




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