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Hobart developed and with its restaurants, quaint shops and historic buildings, it’s a place where you want to linger longer. In fact, it’s one of the best neighbourhoods for spending a lazy afternoon drinking white wine in the sun while watching the ships sail by. This wasn’t always the case, however. David Collins moved the original settlement from Risdon Cove to the more suitable Sullivans Cove in February 1804, founding Hobart Town on the western bank of the Derwent River. Life was no picnic for those early settlers. It was too hot in summer, so hot that thermometers broke, and too cold in winter. Crops failed because of drought, although the fact that few convicts or soldiers knew much about agriculture probably had something to do with it too. To make matters worse, the supply ships didn’t come and everyone had to live on rations that weren’t really sufficient.Sullivans Cove is the waterfront area around which