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Charles Darwin visited Hobart Town in February 1836 as part of the Beagle expedition.

Despite the rise in migration from parts of the world other than the United Kingdom and Ireland, the population of Hobart remains predominantly ethnically Anglo-Celtic and has the highest percentage per capita of Australian-born residents among the Australian capital cities.The city is located in the state's south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River, making it the most southern of Australia's capital cities.Its harbour forms the second-deepest natural port in the world.The settlement rapidly grew into a major port, with allied industries such as shipbuilding.Hobart Town became a city on 21 August 1842, and was renamed Hobart from the beginning of 1881.

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