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Hobart Tasmania, Mount Wellington

Next in our series of articles on State capital city links and websites for families relocating to Australia, we are covering Hobart. Tasmania, and its state capital city Hobart, is high on Mum’s list of places to visit.

A little known fact is that Mum’s Great-Great-Great Grandfather was a well-known British convict, sent to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) in 1834. Research into my family history has revealed locations in Hobart where he resided; when we … Read more

Salamanca Market, Hobart (Tourism Tasmania and John de la Roche)

When we planned our relocation to Australia we wanted to move to a big city; like many people we chose between Sydney and Melbourne. However, during our final weeks in the UK I recall watching a TV show about emigration to Australia and the family being featured relocated to Hobart in Tasmania. Their lifestyle and the benefits of living in Australia’s often forgotten state seemed very good. Since then I’ve … Read more


Back in September, Mum talked about the Top ten online tools for expats and listed web tools for staying in touch and other useful stuff like Moonpig (customised online greeting cards), and LinkedIn (professional social networking site).

Since then Mum has realised that one of the most common reasons for people who are relocating to Australia, to turn to the web, is when they’re trying to decide where to live. Most “Australia” forums on the Internet hold posts from … Read more

Where to go?

Today, Australian media is reporting on the results of a landmark survey by the Property Council of Australia. The survey looks at the capital cities of each of the Australian states \ territories. Residents were asked to score their cities on a number of factors. The most critical factors were;

– It is a safe place for people and their property
– There are good health care services
– There is a good public transport service… Read more