Scenic Saturday – St Davids Park, Hobart Tasmania
My paternal 3 x great grandmother Melinda Woolley nee Bryant was buried here on 21 December 1858.
St David’s Park, as the area is now called, is a peaceful and quite beautiful walled park of lawns and gardens in the centre of Hobart. It dates from the beginning of European settlement in 1804 when the area was the site of the first burial ground in Tasmania.
Pictured is a small section of the memorial wall which is made up of many of the original headstones from the park’s previous life as the Hobart colony’s first cemetery. Mick the Mortarboard has taken his place on the wall
The lawns and gardens of the park were a real contrast to the bustle of the Salamanca markets just below.