Category Archives: Hobart

Quick Trip to Hobart

Hobart is the capital of Tasmania, the southernmost state of Australia. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city after Sydney, New South Wales. The city is located in the state’s south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River, making it the most southern of Australia’s capital cities and its harbour forms the second-deepest natural port in the world according to Wikipedia.

Heidi and I were in Hobart only briefly, covering the digital media for a conference in 2014. We were so taken with the city and indeed the island of Tasmania, that we promised ourselves we would return as soon as possible – with warmer clothing.


The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is an art museum located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is the largest privately funded museum in Australia. The museum presents antiquities, modern and contemporary art collected by Australian professional gambler, David Dominic Walsh.