Hobart in History

Tasmania: Launceston

Historical Events

  • 1930-12-25 Tasmania all out 280, WI 2-139 at Hobart Crowd 2,500
  • 1931-12-25 Fleetwood-Smith takes 5-69 Victoria v Tas at Hobart
  • 1933-12-25 Stan Smith takes 8-33 for Victoria v Tasmania at Hobart
  • 1936-09-07 The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.
  • 1975-01-05 14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks

Famous Birthdays

  • 1870-10-10 Louise Mack, Australian poet and novelist, born in Hobart, Tasmania (d. 1935)
  • 1909-06-20 Errol Flynn, Australian actor (Captain Blood, Robin Hood), born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (d. 1959)
  • 1971-11-22 Yone Kamio, tennis star (1995 semi-finalist Hobart), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1972-02-05 Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, born in Hobart, Australia
  • 1973-05-25 Duncan Free, Australian rower (Olympics gold 2006), born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • 1973-10-20 Scott Goodman, Hobart Tasmania Aus, 200m butterfly swimmer (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1974-02-22 Kyoko Nagatsuka, Japanese tennis star (1996 Hobart), born in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan