Battery Point contains some of the oldest dwellings in Hobart, and by extension, some of the oldest homes in Australia, as Hobart is Australia’s second-oldest city after Sydney.
Hampden Road in Battery Point features several outstanding early 19th Century residences, as well as a number of other red bricks and small businesses. Narryna is an excellent example, being photographed at one point by iconic Australian photographer, Max Dupain. All lie beneath Mount Wellington, which dominates the city of Hobart, and which provided the new colony of Hobarton’s lifeblood, in the form of a regular water supply from its rivulets during its earliest times (and which continue to service the city today).
The view along Hampden Road towards Mount Wellington was captured with my Canon EOS RT SLR and Mark I 50mm f/1.8 EF lens.
Film was Kodak Kodachrome 64 transparency, exposed with the aid of some of Tasmania’s finest Winter sunshine during 2010.
The film was mailed to Dwaynes Photo in Parsons, Kansas, in late December 2010 for Kodak K-14 processing, just a few days before they shut down the world’s last remaining K-14 operation and, in the process, consigned Kodak’s most famous film of all to history.
As far as I’ve been able to establish, I was the last photographer in Tasmania, to expose a roll of Kodachrome.
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