Knopwood was the naval chaplain appointed to Lieutenant David Collins’ expedition which settled Sullivans Cove in 1804. In 1805 he was granted 30 acres of land, which encompassed most of the area between today’s Salamanca Place and Hampden Road, in recognition of his role as both Anglican clergyman and magistrate to the fledgling colony.
We would like to pay respect to the traditional and original owners of this land the muwinina [mou wee nee nar] people, to pay respect to those that have passed before us and to acknowledge today’s Tasmanian Aboriginal community who are the custodians of this land.
This is not a complete history of Battery Point but rather, the walk takes you on a journey behind-the-scenes to discover how people lived from the time of colonial settlement, and how we have arrived at the point at which we are today. We invite you to look at the signs in the landscape that tell the story of this space through time.
Ideally the walk, which takes about 1½ hours to complete, will start at the bottom of Montpelier Retreat at Cottage Green and follow the suggested sequence, however, you can start at any point on the route.