These wooden boat houses have been a feature at Cornelian Bay for almost one hundred years.
The basic wooden buildings with tin roofs are picturesque and colourful. Some have brick chimneys and most are now connected to electricity and water supplies.
Cornelian Bay is a sheltered cove to the north of Hobart city centre, within sight of Queen’s Domain and the Tasman Bridge.
The boat houses range from being flaky, literally, to ship shape. They stand out over the River Derwent on a beach covered in oyster shells.