Rokeby is a 20min drive out of Hobart along the South Arm Highway. It was settled in 1809 and quickly became an important food-producing area for the growing colony, with Tasmania’s first crops of wheat and apples harvested here.
St Matthew’s Church houses a collection of notable items including its organ, which was the first keyboard brought to Australia. Tasmania’s first chaplain, the notorious Reverend Robert Knopwood, spent his last days in the Rokeby area and was buried in a plain coffin, with no nameplate, in St Matthew’s churchyard. Cnr King St and North Pde.comments powered by Disqus