Franklin Square

Franklin Square is a peaceful city park and bus terminal. On sunny days it’s a popular spot for city workers to eat lunch and a favourite meeting place for young people. Hobart’s first Government House was built in Franklin Square but by 1858 the timber and thatch building was almost collapsing, so it was replaced by this park. At its centre a formal fountain supports a statue of Sir John Franklin, Arctic explorer and Governor of Tasmania (1837–43).

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