Every part of Australia is,
always was and always will be,
Aboriginal land.

As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the Palawa/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.

Mather's Place

108-110 Bathurst Street, nipaluna/Hobart TAS

03 6234 1441

Mather’s Place is the building between the Hobart Library and the Playhouse Theatre.

The entrance is via the small grassy courtyard off Bathurst St, where you’ll find a seating area and a set of sliding glass doors. This particular Venue is being used as the starting point for takara nipaluna and will end at Parliament Lawns.






The tour is fully wheelchair accessible. The tour is 1.4km with 15 stops, an accessible toilet break halfway through, and a number of sit down locations. The walk is mostly downhill, with one inclined section from The Mall to Franklin Square.

The waterfront can be cool in the evenings. Please dress for our fabulous and ever-changeable Hobart weather.


There is paid on-street parking in and around Bathurst St, free after 6:00/6:30.

Given we finish at Parliament lawn, you may prefer to park in the Salamanca Square car park (closes 8pm) or Arygle St car park (closes 10:00pm) and walk the 1km to the start of the tour. Please note: Hobart Central Car Park (the closest to Mathers House) closes at 6:30, so don’t park there.

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