North-West Hobart Socialgaine

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Location

Where
John Doggett Park

Event Info

Event Type
Event Dates
Sunday, 16 February 2020
Event Organiser
Rogaining Tasmania Inc.
Event Website
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This is a pleasant event with an energetic emphasis on participation, houses, history, art, and some oddities around parts of North Hobart and West Hobart. The course area is bounded roughly by Letitia Street, Wilson Street, Mt Stuart Road, Landsdowne Crescent and Patrick Street, with a few ups and downs in the terrain.

Start and finish are at the playground in John Doggett Park (aka the Skate Park) off Lochner Street, West Hobart – enter off Lochner or Hamilton Street. There are toilets at the start and plenty of parking in nearby streets, however, this is an open air assembly area with little shelter and seating (which may be being used by others), so please come prepared, especially with a chair.

HOUSES will show you working class homes and some more elaborate homes of the area, and ask you to record house names, and in some cases the date they were built and name of the occupant.

HISTORY provides clues about the developments, lives and goings on in early North Hobart and West Hobart.

ART is a more modern aspect which takes you to works on public view across the course area.

WHOKNOWS covers a range of unusual items noted in the area.

This Socialgaine is identical in style and conduct to the similar event held in Sandy Bay / Battery Point in July 2018. European settlers developed North Hobart as a farming and working class area, thus most houses are quite small and on small plots, built close together and predominantly clad in weatherboard.

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