Home Hill was the home of a former Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons P.C. C. H. and Dame Enid Lyons. The House was built by them in 1916, one year after their marriage, and except for a period of five years it remained their home for the rest of their lives. The house and grounds are now owned by the City of Devonport and the contents by the National Trust.
Joseph Lyons was Premier of Tasmania from 1923 to 1928. In 1929 he entered Federal Parliament and from 1932 untill 1939 was Prime Minister of Australia. He died in office in April 1939. He is the only Australian to have been Premier of his state before becoming Prime Minister of the Commonwealth. Since Federation Dame Enid Lyons was elected in 1943 and became the first woman member of the House of Representatives. In 1949 she was sworn in as the first woman member of Federal Cabinet, Dame Enid retired from Parliament in 1951 because of ill health. Home Hill is as Dame Enid left it and contains many interesting and historic mementoes of the life of a Prime Minister.