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Who discovered the Derwent River?

The Derwent River, upon which the Tasmanian capital of Hobart is built, was discovered by French admiral Bruni d' Entrecasteaux in 1793, who named it Riviere du Nord. However, it was renamed the Derwent after the River Derwent in England… Full Answer

Where was hobart founded?

The first settlement of Hobart was at Risdon Cove on the eastern shores of the Derwent River in Tasmania, Australia. A year later, in 1804 it was moved to a better location at the present site, Sullivans Cove. Full Answer

Why were convicts brought to Tasmania?

Convicts were sent to Tasmania largely due to the lack of success of the first convict settlement that was established on Australia's southern coast on the Mornington Peninsula. Due to the lack of fresh water supplies or good timber, Lieutenant-Governor… Full Answer