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It was founded as British penal colony in 1803, and was named in honor of Robert Hobart, 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire.
Today, the city is known as the center of business, economy, and commerce within Tasmania, as well as for its maritime industry, boating events, mountains, and as a portal to Antarctica.
People Born in Hobart
Hobart in People's Lives
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 1996 to film scenes of the movie Oscar and Lucinda.
Rudyard Kipling: I stayed in this city for a day in 1891, traveling at the time in hopes of sorting out the fact that I was engaged to my best friend's sister, but still captivated by my first love.