Nimbus Architecture and Heritage

Embroidery of Place

Kingston Beach, like many towns across Australia, has a rich history and built heritage associated with it. The natural backdrop of the river and kunanyi/Mount Wellington, combined with the relative proximity to Hobart, placed Kingston Beach as a popular seaside retreat in the 19th and 20th centuries. The small coastal town was photographically documented in its early years. While many of the early holiday homes and cottages remain along the beach, some are clearly missing, such as the Australasian Hotel at the end of the jetty. A photographic comparison between the Kingston Beach of today and that of the past is accompanied by a line work embroidery of a prominent historical building (existing or demolished).