Battery Point, Tasmania

Battery Point, Tasmania

Infobox Australian Place
name = Battery Point


caption = Cottages in Arthur's Circus, Battery Point
loc-x =
loc-y =
coordinates = coord|42|53|34|S|147|20|0|E|display=inline,title
state = tas
type = suburb
lga = City of Hobart
city = Hobart
fedgov = Denison
postcode = 7004
near-nw = West Hobart
near-n = Hobart
near-ne = Salamanca
near-w = South Hobart
near-e = "Derwent River"
near-sw = Dynnyrne
near-s = Sandy Bay
near-se = "Derwent River"

Battery Point is a suburb of the city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is immediately south of the CBD. It is in the local government area of City of Hobart.

Battery Point is named after the battery of guns which were established on the point in 1818 as part of the Hobart coastal defences. The battery no longer exists.

The area is generally known as one of the city's more prestigious suburbs, with many large and extravagant homes and apartment blocks. It adjoins the waterfront Salamanca area as well as the nearby prestige suburb of Sandy Bay.

Battery Point has a large number of historic houses dating from the first European settlement of 'Hobart Town'. Probably most significant is Arthur's Circus with its cottages mostly originally constructed for the officers of the garrison.

Battery Point is accessible via Hampden Road, which runs from Sandy Bay Road from the edge of the city.

Battery Point residents have been the centre of controversy in recent years, demanding noise and other restricions aimed at safeguarding a sheltered lifestyle. [ [http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2006/s1560213.htm PM - Cafe gets roasting for coffee bean smell ] ]

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