42 Newdegate Street is listed as a heritage place in the 2015 Hobart Interim Planning Scheme. It is not listed on the heritage register with Heritage Tasmania.
Providence Rivulet once traced a path along the present day Newdegate Street. One of the first European settlers to be attracted to this fertile little valley in 1882 was William Shoobridge, a pioneer of the Tasmanian hop industry. Along with hops, the area was characterised by small family farms, orchards and market gardens.
42 Newdegate was built in 1910 and, at the time, would have accommodated a local corner shop with shopkeeper’s residence in the rear and above.
Today the streets above the now subterranean rivulet bubble with friendly neighbourhood activity, while the smell of hops has been replaced by fresh coffee and food.
The hustle and bustle of cafe life and the view of the mountain’s summit serve as gentle reminders of community and place.
Address: Level 1, 42 Newdegate Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Open: 10 am – 1 pm, Saturday 11 November
Highlights: Architectural office space, adaptive re-use