Kelly's Steps

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Kelly's Steps
Kelly's Steps
Kelly's Steps
DesignJames Kelly
Surfacesandstone blocks
LocationHobart, Tasmania
Kelly's Steps is located in Hobart
Kelly's Steps
Kelly's Steps
Coordinates: 42°53′14″S 147°17′57″E / 42.88722°S 147.29917°E / -42.88722; 147.29917Coordinates: 42°53′14″S 147°17′57″E / 42.88722°S 147.29917°E / -42.88722; 147.29917

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][3][4][5] 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.[6] The steps lead up to Kelly Street, Battery Point.[7] At the foot of the steps, Kelly's Lane leads to Salamanca Place.[8]


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  6. ^ "Hobart slice of old England". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 14 February 1988. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  7. ^ Denholm, Andrew (25 April 2009). "Well settled". The Australian. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Kelly's Steps Second Landing Party". Salamanca Arts Centre. 30 March 2012. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013.