Mount Wellington, Tasmania

Mount Wellington, officially kunanyi / Mount Wellington, incorporating its Palawa kani name, is a mountain in the southeast coastal region of Tasmania, Australia. It is the summit of the Wellington Range and is within the Wellington Park reserve. Located at the foothills of the mountain is much of Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. The mountain rises to 4,170 feet (1,271 meters) above sea level and is … Continue reading Mount Wellington, Tasmania

Tasmania #88 (1899)

Tasmania #88 (1899)

The Colony of Tasmania was a British colony that existed on the island of Tasmania from 1856 until 1901, when it federated together with the five other Australian colonies to form the Commonwealth of Australia. It was originally named Anthony Van Diemen’s Land (Anthoonij van Diemenslandt in Dutch) by the explorer Abel Tasman who landed at Blackman’s Bay in 1642 and later flew the Dutch flag … Continue reading Tasmania #88 (1899)