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Monday, 30 June 2014

Hobart Football Grounds, 1866-1912

List of grounds in Hobart football

These grounds are taken verbatim from news articles at the time so as to capture the changing usage of names and ownership. The post 1898 ground are soccer grounds.


Year
Name
information
1866
Domain


Government Domain


Southern Tasmanian Cricket Club Ground

187? - 78
Butler’s paddock
The Mercury Monday 29 September 1879 page 3
Mr. Leitch stated that lt was the establishment of the Australian code, which was then known as the Victorian rules, that first led to the inauguration of North and South matches. Prior to the Australian code being adopted in Hobart there were two forms of Rugby played, the principal ground being Butler's paddock, at the corner at what is known as Hampden Road and Montpelier Road.
1878
Butler’s Ground

1879
The Domain


New Town


The Association Ground
Cricket

The Battery Ground
Queen’s Domain

Lower cricket ground


Mr McFarlane’s Paddock


Marsh’s Ground
Newtown

Canvey’s Hotel
Richmond

“the slope near the battery”


Jerusalem


Lower Cricket Ground
“The scene of the encounter was the lower cricket ground – the narrow strip at the eastern side which has been used by the City Club throughout the season under the government grant.”
1898
New Town Showground

1902
Victoria Sports Ground
New Town
1908
New Norfolk
“The green at New Norfolk”

North Hobart Recreation Ground


Arthur Square Reserve
New Norfolk

Suburban Sports Ground
New Town

Elwick Junction


South Hobart Recreation Ground

1909
Elwick


The Clare St Ground

1910
The association’s ground
South Hobart
1912
South Hobart Ground


Lindisfarne


Cornelian Bay

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