Franklin Square, Macquarle Street - Hobart, TAS

Franklin Square, Macquarle Street

This reserve was laid out about 1860. At one time the grounds formed part of the gardens of the old Government House which stood near what is now the foot of Elizabeth Street. A tablet commemorating the erection of the old building in the year 1807 is at the entrance to the park, facing the General Post Office. In the square is a bronze statue of Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer, who was Governor of Tasmania from 1837 to 1843.

Location

Franklin Square, Macquarle Street
Hobart, TAS, 7000