Hobart Town (1804) First Settlers Association Inc

Thomas Wiggins born 1803

Thomas Wiggins born on 'HMS Calcutta" 11th June 1803 to Private Samuel and Susanna (nee Welch) Wiggins. Thomas is recorded by Rev Robert Knopwood as No.1 birth in the records of Hobart Town. He died on 27 September 1884 at Wattle Hill near Sorell where he is buried.

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  Some items of recent interest

Newsletters from other organisations.

High Tea at Rydges celebrating the 40th Anniversary in 2014.

The biography about Michael Downes, photos taken at the 2014 Floral Tribute, John Wade and Catherine Wade and the 2014 Hobart Lord Mayor's reception for Lord Miles Hobart.

Annual General Meeting

The next Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 at the Moonah Community Centre, 7 Gormanston Road, Moonah commencing at 10.00am. Nominations for officer bearers can be made on this downloadable nomination form.

Nominations can be made for the following Positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Historian
  • Committee member

"First Settler" and "Early Settler" classes of membership are eligible to nominate for office. Office bearers are elected annually.

News Snippets

The Annual Floral Tribute at the Memorial in Hunter Street will be held on Wednesday, 20 February 2019 commencing at 11.00 am.. The speaker this year is John Kelly of the State Cinema, Hobart talking about the Footsteps Towards Freedom project. All are welcome.

Posted on 01 Feb 2019 by webmaster.
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With the departure of “The City of Edinburgh” 210 years ago leaving Norfolk Island on 3rd September 1808 and arriving in Hobart Town on 4th October 1808 we come to the final ship in the exodus from Norfolk Island to Hobart Town.

Posted on 08 Oct 2018 by webmaster.
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The next annual Seafarers' Memorial Service will be held at Triabunna on Sunday, 21st October 2018.  More information can be obtained from the Memorial website and the invitation can be downloaded.  The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council would appreciate being advised of your attendance.  Details are on the invitation.

Posted on 03 Oct 2018 by webmaster.
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"When Multiculturalism came to Launceston"
Sunday 21 October 2018
2.00 pm
A special 30th birthday afternoon tea will be served
All welcome Admission $4 for non-members


Posted on 02 Oct 2018 by webmaster.
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For as little as a $30 annual subscription you can have the privilage of hearing interesting and informative presentations about Tasmania and its early settler history.  Coming up in the next three months you can hear these speakers at the Moonah Community Centre, 7 Gormanston Road, Moonah commencing at 10.00am.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018: Professor Stefan Petrow whose topic is "Edward Swarbrick Hall".

Tuesday, 2 October 2018: Jenny Parrot and Wendy Bowman from the Royal Botanical Gardens speaking about the Bi-Centenary of the Gardens.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018: Owen Winter speaking on the History of the Hobart Barracks.

Posted on 07 Aug 2018 by webmaster.
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This is an invitation to members and friends to join us for lunch at 12 noon at the Black Buffalo Hotel, cnr. Federal and Letitia Streets, North Hobart on Saturday 25 August 2018. There will be a limited choice menu for the princely sum of about $23 each, with the a la carte menu available as well. Drinks may be ordered at the bar.

Last year's event was popular, so we thought we would go again. Please let the Secretary know by Friday 17th August for numbers to be confirmed. Stephany 6247 6956, mobile 0437 602 679, or leave a message on hobarttown1804settlers@hotmail.com

Posted on 31 May 2018 by webmaster.
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