Providence Rivulet once traced a path along the present day Newdegate Street. One of the first European settlers to be attracted to this fertile little valley in 1882 was William Shoobridge, a pioneer of the Tasmanian hop industry. Along with hops the area was characterised by small family farms, orchards and market gardens.
Nearly 200 years later the streets above the now subterranean rivulet bubble with friendly neighbourhood activity, while the smell of hops has been replaced by fresh coffee and food.
Bence Mulcahy’s office is located at Level 1, 42 Newdegate Street above the Providence Cafe. We are happy working away in our sunny studio with the hustle and bustle of cafe life and the view of the mountain’s summit serving as gentle reminders of community and place.