So the specific functionality I'm looking for is a link on one page (e.g. drupalsite/home) leading directly to a specific section of another page (e.g. a section on drupalsite/otherpage).
I believe that to implement this I need to use hash based navigation such that the content I want to link to is has it's css class name preceded by a hash (pound sign or number symbol)
<div class="#mydiv"> and is linked to by including the hash referenced content in the href attribute of an anchor tag. Such that
<div class="#mydiv"> on page drupalsite/mypage via