Hobart Town (1804) First Settlers Association Inc


Welcome to the Hobart Town (1804) First Settlers Association that was founded to foster and promote awareness of Hobart's historical heritage and to encourage members in the research, collection and writing of their family historical background, and to preserving material of all types relating to the first and early settlers of Hobart. Views our aims and activities.

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Hobart's historical past is a young heritage, just over 200 years compared with the history of other countries and cities. We are in such a capable position to record it for the future. Our Association encourages members to do their family research, record family stories, collect photos, letters, personal items and diaries to preserve them as your legacy for the future. Explore the history of your past and preserve it for your families future - become a member and join us at the Hobart Town (1804) First Settlers Association.

To join the Hobart Town (1804) First Settlers Association we suggest you review our Membership Types to see which Class suits you. Our meeting schedule is also available online as an events calendar. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month commencing at 10.00am except for January.

We have moved to our new meeting venue. Commencing with the September meeting on 5th September 2017 monthly meetings are now being held at the Moonah Community Centre, 7 Gormanston Road, Moonah. The venue has easy access and good parking.

Existing Association members without access to "Members Only" website section please apply by email.


Floral Tribute 2018


Floral tributes in 2018. Photo: J Daley

An Annual Floral Tribute is held on the 20th of February each year and representatives from the original inhabitants, government, councils, Mission to Seamen, Historical Societies and our members and friends attend the tribute at the Hunter Street Monument to commemorate our First and Early settlers.

The monument is located on Hobart's waterfront near where Lieutenant-Colonel David Collins landed with the first settlers on 20 February 1804.




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