Kelly's Steps

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Kelly's Steps

Kelly's Steps is an architectural landmark in Hobart, Tasmania.[1] The steps, named after James Kelly, connect the suburb of Battery Point to Salamanca Place.[2] At the time Kelly constructed the steps in 1839, Battery Point was on a cliff that overlooked wharfs of Sullivans Cove. The steps were cut into the stone of the cliffs. The warehouses that lined the wharfs on what is now Salamanca Place were built with stone quarried from the cliffs.[3] The steps lead up to Kelly Street, Battery Point.[4] At the foot of the steps, Kelly's Lane leads to Salamanca Place.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kelly's Steps in Hobart, Australia". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "A new view of an old favourite". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). 25 October 2003. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hobart slice of old England". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). 14 February 1988. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Denholm, Andrew (25 April 2009). "Well settled". The Australian (News Corp Australia). Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kelly’s Steps Second Landing Party". Salamanca Arts Centre. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 

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