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Franklin Square
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Type Public space
Location Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Created 1863-1866
Operated by Hobart City Council
Open All year
Public transit access Hobart Bus Mall

Franklin Square is an oak-lined public space in Central Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is named after Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), the Arctic explorer and former Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land (as Tasmania was then known); the centrepiece of the park is a statue of Franklin, with an epitaph by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. It and Hobart Town Hall were built on the site of the former government house of Tasmania. It is on the Tasmanian Heritage Register.

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