Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited was founded in Melbourne in 1873 and grew rapidly in Australia. While this Hobart landmark was being constructed in the early 1930s, a sister CML structure was built in Adelaide, South Australia. Look closely at the 115 foot roofline to appreciate the eagle-like gargoyles along the parapet. You will also notice the chevrons etched into the Art Deco facade. The financial services firm Colonial Limited had an international presence before being acquired in 2000.