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The Female Convicts Research Centre (FCRC) is conducting an interesting Seminar at the Hobart Town Hall entitled "The Hobart Town Female Factory and the move to the Cascades, 1828".

When: Sunday, 22nd April 2018
Where: Hobart Town Hall, Macquarie Street, Hobart

For more details about the Seminar program and to Register select this link to FCRC.  Cost is $40 which includes morning tea and a light lunch.

The program also includes the Convict Women’s Press launch of their new book, “Convict Lives At The Cascade Female Factory” by Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania.  The book has individual stories of women at the factories and our member Diane Davis is the author of one of the stories in this book.

The books will be available for purchase on the day.

Posted on 22 Mar 2018 by webmaster.
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An list of speakers covering varied and interesting topics for the 2018 monthly meetings of the Association is now available for members.  Remember that meetings are now held at the Moonah Community Centre, 7 Gormanston Road, Moonah on the first Tuesday each month except for January.

Posted on 03 Feb 2018 by webmaster.
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Members of the Hobart Town (1804) First Settlers Association Inc. regret the passing of their long-time member, Margaret. She served the Association in many roles and was a staunch advocate in recognising the history and heritage of Tasmania and will be sorely missed. The December meeting of the Association will be held as planned, knowing this would be Margaret's wish. (Published in The Mercury 2 December 2017)

Posted on 04 Dec 2017 by webmaster.
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The HTFS monthly meetings venue has moved to the Moonah Community Centre, 7 Gormanston Road, Moonah with the September meeting being the first.  Change is often difficult but a number of advantages for members include easier parking, better kitchen, less work to setup room on arrival and departure and more convenient bus service, just to name a few.

I hope we see more members attend monthly meetings at this new venue.

Posted on 12 Sep 2017 by webmaster.
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Promotional brochureAn excellent two fold brochure has been produced by the committee explaining the essential details about the Association and the levels of membership.  The brochure can be downloaded for printing and distribution.

Posted on 06 Sep 2017 by webmaster.
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The photo just acquired courtesy of The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania that is posted on the Monument page shows Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II with the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip and the Tasmanian Governor The Right Hon. Sir Ronald Cross, Bt, KCMG, KCVO at the unveiling on 20 February 1954 of the Hunter Street monument that records our first settlers.

We are curious to know the name of the unidentified Navy vessel, so can you help?.  From the information we know, it is not the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne as that first visited Hobart in 1955. It could be HMAS Sydney as she had returned to Sydney in January 1954 after seeing service in the waters off Korea before arriving in Fremantle on 2 June 1954.

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An HTFS Member has advised that the aircraft carrier in the picture is HMAS Vengeance which escorted the ship Gothic while on the Queen's tour of Australia between February and April 1954.

Posted on 17 Aug 2017 by webmaster.
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