Lower Domain Road, Hobart
Saturday, Nov 11
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This abandoned zoo once housed a wide variety of animals including lions, tigers, leopards, elephants, monkeys and polar bears. It is most notably remembered as the home of the last thylacine in captivity, which died in 1936. Originally opened in 1895 at the Battery Point residence of socialite Mary Grant Roberts, the zoo was moved to a new zoological facility operated by the Hobart City Council at the Queens Domain in 1923. Wander amongst the ruins of old animal enclosures at this fascinating site.
Tours: Saturday 11 November, 10 am, 12 pm and 2.30 pm
Duration: 80 minutes
* On Saturday, 11 November, Open House Hobart asks everyone to observe a minute silence at 11 am for Remembrance Day.
History of Hobart
Suitable for Children
Brendan LennardBrendan Lennard was the Senior Cultural Heritage Officer with the City of Hobart for twenty five years. He has been conducting tours of the Beaumaris Zoo site for over twenty years and continues to advocate even after his retirement. Read more
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