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Published on Oct 9, 2011
Ships were vital to Tasmania. It was not until the middle of the 1800s that an all weather road was constructed to Launceston, and other outlying areas remained without road links to Hobart for even longer.
Ship-building therefore was an important industry. Slip-yards were built to handle repairs as well as for the construction of new boats. The slip-yard on the Domain, in use since the 1830s was an important addition to the maritime facilities in Hobart.
This video was researched, written and prepared by TMAG volunteer Sally Rackham and narrated by Noreen Le Motte.