Arm End seems to stand at the very centre
of the complex interplay of land and water
that lies before the city of Hobart.
“Held out into the mouth of the Derwent, Arm End seems to stand at the very centre of the complex interplay of land and water that lies before the city of Hobart. Readily seen across the water plane, it draws together places from Bruny through to Lauderdale, a common sighting point that makes evident the unity of the region. The significance of a place lies first in the place itself, rather than in what it can be made to become. There is something special about the centrality of Arm End coupled with its seeming solitude and openness – its character as a wild place, in the original sense of that term, as a place left to its own ways and wiles.”
JEFF MALPAS [PHILOSOPHER OF PLACE]
“Significant headlands in the River Derwent, this country was an important hunting ground, meeting place, ceremonial site and living place. It is lined with expansive middens and Aboriginal artefact scatters in an environment that supported an abundance of natural resources which continue to be important to the Aboriginal community today.”
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