- Bellerive, Tasmania
Bellerive Oval, members pavilion and media area
Postcode: 7018 Coordinates: Coordinates: LGA: City of Clarence Federal Division: Franklin Suburbs around Bellerive: Rosny Rosny Park Mornington Derwent River Bellerive Howrah Derwent River Derwent River Derwent River
Bellerive is a suburb of the City of Clarence, part of the greater Hobart area, Tasmania, Australia. It stretches from Kangaroo Bay where it borders Rosny Park, around the curved shoreline of Bellerive Esplanade to Kangaroo Bluff, then down to Bellerive Beach and east to Second Bluff, where Bellerive borders Howrah. To the north Bellerive is bordered by the small foothills of Waverly Flora Park.
Bellerive is best known as the home of international cricket ground Bellerive Oval. Is it also a popular sailing area, home to Bellerive Yacht Club and has a marina located at Bellerive Quay. Bellerive is also the eastern port of call for Hobart commuter ferries.
The area around Bellerive Quay and the boardwalk has a quaint village feel, with many historical homes and buildings in the area, some of which date from the early 19th century. The Clarence Hotel, built in 1879, has long been both a local social centre and waiting point for ferry passengers. The old Bellerive Post Office, which was built in 1897, now houses both the Sound Preservation Museum and the Genealogical Society of Tasmania. At the point of Kangaroo Bluff is the 19th century British fortress known as Kangaroo Battery (built 1885) which is now a public park.
Bellerive was first settled in the 1820s, and at that time known as 'Kangaroo Point', for the large numbers Kangaroos that would be seen on the shore. Even before this time a ferryman regularly crossed the Derwent, coming ashore in the Bellerive area. Following the first settlers, the area expanded rapidly, with roads to the farming districts of Clarence Plains (Rokeby), Coal River (Richmond) and Hollow Tree (Cambridge) soon developing. By the 1830s the name was changed to Bellerive (meaning 'beautiful river bank') and the village had become the hub of eastern shore contact with Hobart, and several boats would cross between Bellerive and Sullivans Cove every day.
One of the oldest surviving buildings in Bellerive is the original Police Station. Built in 1842 from local sandstone, much of the original structure still remains intact and contains an original cell. Later cells, made from weatherboards still survive as well. The building has had various usages in it life including municipal council chambers, district library and the CIB headquarters, although it is currently used as a community arts centre. Of the many historical properties in Bellerive, one of the most magnificent is Natone House. It was built in 1863 for Hobart judge Sir Valentine Fleming. He sold it in 1873 to James O'May, a pioneer of the Hobart Ferry Services, who expanded the house, adding a rear section and fine verandah. It is now National Trust of Australia listed.
From 1892 until 1926 the Bellerive-Sorell Railway had its terminus on a long jetty which extended into the Bay on reclaimed land which now makes up part of the boardwalk.
Suburbs of Hobart City of Hobart City of Glenorchy City of ClarenceActon Park · Bellerive · Cambridge · Clarendon Vale · Clifton Beach · Cremorne · Flagstaff Gully · Geilston Bay · Howrah · Lauderdale · Lindisfarne · Montagu Bay · Mornington · Mount Rumney · Oakdowns · Opossum Bay · Otago · Risdon · Risdon Vale · Roches Beach · Rokeby · Rose Bay · Rosny · Rosny Park · Sandford · Seven Mile Beach · South Arm · Tranmere · Warrane Kingborough Council Brighton Council Sorell Council
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