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City in Tasmania, Australia

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Hobart: City in Tasmania, Australia
Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. With a population of approximately 240,000, it is the least populated Australian state capital city, and second smallest if territories are taken into account. Founded in 1804 as a British penal colony, Hobart, formerly known as Hobart Town or Hobarton, is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney, New South Wales. Prior to British settlement, the Hobart area had been occupied for possibly as long as 35,000 years, by the semi-nomadic Mouheneener tribe, a sub-group of the Nuennone, or South-East tribe. The descendants of these Aboriginal Tasmanians often refer to themselves as 'Palawa'.

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Tasmania pizza shop fined for deliberately underpaying migrant staff

A Crust Pizza outlet in Hobart will have to pay more than $100,000 after four of its migrant workers were deliberately underpaid.
SBS - Published

Burst of hot weather to hit almost every Australian capital this week

Every capital city except Hobart has at least one day over 30 degrees this week, while a cool change affecting southern cities may bring a dumping of snow to the alps.
The Age - Published

Tasmanians are preparing for another devastating bushfire season, with fears for Hobart

With the east coast of Tasmania now in drought, there are concerns the fire threat will be high this summer. One resident remembers the devastating fires that hit the state six years ago.
SBS - Published

Solstice swimmers bare all in Hobart

Nearly 2000 people have bared it all for the annual mid-winter nude swim in Hobart's chilly River Derwent to mark the winter solstice.
SBS - Published

These 12 and 13-year-old girls are about to play one of Australia's biggest festivals

A Melbourne hip-hop band are being flown to Hobart this weekend to perform at the city's Dark Mofo festival.
SBS - Published

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