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Back in 1820 this cultural precinct was born by virtue of a causeway built to connect Hunter Island and Hobart’s shore. You’ll see bronze studs on the ground not far from the Henry Jones entrance, showing where Hunter Island once was.
Hunter Island was the site of Hobart’s Old Wharf, where sailors had to wade across a shallow sandbar to reach Hobart’s shore. Things have much improved in the precinct but the Henry Jones make sure this history is preserved. Today, there are art galleries, the university’s Art School, cafes, bars and more to explore.