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Photos from ‘Summerhome’, History of HTFSA Inc., The Tasmanian Pictorial
Church Index, Queenborough Cemetery, Henry Hopkins' 'Summerhome', The Early
History of the Glenorchy Area, Thomas George Gregson.
Deepings Dolls, "Getting to know my Ancestors", History of Channel 6/TVT6,
"Youngest Convicts Trod the Crooked and Wide", St Martins’s Anglican and
War Memorial Church at Dunalley, Tasmanian Bushrangers’ Legacy in Place
Lauderdale Cottage Estate,
Vale Warwick Risby, Recording Hobart Sounds, Vale Nevin Hurst, Vale
Reg A Watson, Thomas Dewhurst Jennings - Australia's Largest Man, the Hobart
Rivulet, New Town Rivulet Restoration Plans.
Annual Floral Tribute,
President's Annual report, Lauderdale Cottage, Interaction with
Aborigines, Crowther Statue, HMS Anson.
Service, Annual Floral Tribute arrangements for Monday 20th February
2023, Bob Richardson's 2005 Knopwood Memorial Lecture, Historian's
report, IXL Memorabilia.
Collins Court redevelopment, William Crowther statue,
following George Augustus Robinson,
Hobart Synagogue Digital Archive, Hobart Waterfront
History Walk, the Drunken Admiral.
President's Report, Crowther Statue: response from HTFSA, Historian’s
Report - Wiggins Watches, Canadian Exiles Memorial, Tasmanian Fashion
History Project, The Knitting Bushranger, and more ...
President's Annual Report. Articles on the Annual Floral Tribute, Thomas
Birch’s House, a young descendant inspects an ancestor’s memorial and the
late Andrew Peacock.
Articles on Constable Peter Winstanley, William Porden Kay, Early Burial
Grounds and Cemeteries and the Search for the lost tomb of David Collins.
The visit to COMA (Collection Of Medical Artefacts). Articles on Honora
Louise Adams, the Soldiers' Memorial Avenue, Pills, Potions and Pandemics,
Remembering September 1803 and the Lilian Watson Family History Award.
Life Membership for Kath Lonergan, Paradise Lost - Thomas Griffiths
Wainwright, Vale - Hugh Richard Walduck, Flash Jim By Kel Richards, the
Remarkable Captain James Kelly of Van Diemen's Land, archaeological evacuation
on the Menzies Centre, Love, Passion, and Cruelty -
George Meredith's love letters to his wife, annual Boer War Commemorative
Day, the Story of George Adams, visit to "Poplarville".
The Dodges Ferry I Knew, Report on Cleansing the Colony, Risby Ancestors:
the Highlights, Annual Floral Tribute.
The Otago, Helen Maxine Reddy (1941 – 2020), Precious Memories, Melbourne's
missed celebrations, Maria Island Convicts 1825 – 1832.
Risby Ancestors, Convict Women and Convict Wives, A Convict's Daughter,
Why do I have no wedding photos of my family, Charles Darwin Trail.
Audited financial statements, address by President (Gwen Hardstaff), at Floral
Tribute, a quirky family link to the office of Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds,
Dame Melba's Tasmanian protégée – Lucy Purchas, Vale Barbara Hamilton Arnold.
The Dodges Ferry I Knew, Cleansing the Colony, Risby Ancestors:
the Highlights, 2021 Annual Floral Tribute, and more ...
President's Report, New members, Dates for your Diary, The Otago,
Helen Reddy's ancestral links to Tasmania, Precious Memories, Melbourne's
Missed Celebrations, Maria Island Convicts.
President's Report, Risby ancestors from convict beginnings, A
Convict's Daughter, Why do i have no wedding photographs of my family?
Library acquisitions, Charles Darwin Trail.
President's Annual Report, Dates for your Diary, Floral Tribute
address, Mayor's surprise link with history, Dame Nellie Melba's Tasmanian
protegee - Lucy Purchas.
President's Report, Dates for your Diary, Samuel Wiggins, First
Settler, The Lady East on the Mersey River, Presidents Report, Whales in
the Derwent - then
and now, Wesley Church Museum, Who named Sullivan Cove? William Gangell,
First Settler, What's in a name? Cornelian Bay, St. Patrick's Plains and
Shannon River, Book Reviews.
President's Report, Dates for your Diary, Margaret 'Mary' Farrell
(alias) Hackett (Pt 2), Conserving the Monuments of St David's Park, Visit
to Lower Marshes, Jericho and Oatlands, English Surnames, Book Reviews.
President's Report, Dates for your Diary, Annual Floral Tribute, Thomas Griffiths
Wainewright, Margaret 'Mary' Farrell (alias) Hackett (Pt 1), The Purchase
of Significant Tasmanian Aboriginal Portraits, Historic Snippets from Tasmania's
Past, Book Reviews.
President's Report, Learning How to Research Family History, The
Convict's Child , The Memorial Cross - Apsley, Works of Art up for Sale,
Unveiling Commemorative Seat, Thomas Francis Meagher, Angelsea Barracks,
Professor Lucy Frost, rev. Robert knopwood, Maiden's Bridge, New Books,
Dates for your Diary, German Australian Conference Report.
President's Report, Roses from the Heart, the O'Connors of Connorville,
Out and About, the Ancestors of Margaret Lewis, the Pubs of Glenorchy,
John Elliott Classics Museum, Concluding the Celebration of the Exodus,
News from our Patron, New Members, Dates for your Diary, New books.
President's Report, No Privacy in a Prison, The O'Connors of Connorville, Banished
Beyond the Seas, Out and About, The Archdiocese of Hobart Archives and Heritage
Collection, Financial Statements, German-Australian Genealogy and History Alliance,
New Members, Dates for your Diary, New books.
President's Annual Report, The Highlight of the Year, At our Annual
Floral Tribute, Out and About, The First Day of Hobart Town, St. David's
Cathedral, Children on Board, New Books, New Members.
President's Report, A New Town for New Settlers, Something beginning
with 'S', Treasure Trove in 28 boxes, William Bligh visits Hobart Town,
Footsteps towards Freedom, Hobart's Carols by Candlelight, Book Launch
, New Books.
Contents include: President's Report, Tasmania's Strong Connections
to the novel 'Oliver Twist', Contact and Conflict on the Eastern Shore,
Out and About, Re-jigging Australia's History, Mrs Fenton's Journey,
The Exodus from Norfolk Island, New Books, New Members, Dates
for your Diary.
Contents include: President's Report, Benefits upon Joining, The Founding of
St David's Church, The First Sermon in Victoria, Out and About, Kempton Coaches,
Hobart Town was a Mess, Other News, New Books, New Members, Dates for your
Contents include: President's Annual Report, A Tribute to our First
Settlers and Convicts, The Prettiest Violet, Out and About, Plants,
Insects and Fish, Financial Statements, Pandemonium at the Tench,
Vale: Dorothy Houghton, New books, Other news, New members, Dates
for your Diary.
Contents include: President's Report; Captain Haig's Unaffordable Home; The Necessity of
a Burial Ground; The Answer to Several Problems; Out and about; Dr Crowther
gives it all away; Eternal Father, Strong to Save; Hobart Town Hall 1866-
2016; Vale: Lois Emily King; Our stuff now have a safe home!; New books;
New members; Dates for your diary.
Contents include: President's Report; On the Street of Hobart -
The History Behind Our Streets; The Church on a Hill -
Aspired to be a Beacon; Exposed on Friendly Beaches -
The Shipwreck of the Viola in 1857; The Chocolate Shop -
For the Sweet-Tooths of Battery Point; The Bellettes of Sorell; Researching
German Immigration in the 19th Century; New Books; New Members;
Dates for your Diary.
Contents include: President's Report; Blessing of the bonnets;
Out and About; Mrs Johnson and the Wallpaper; A Short Cut to Franklin;
Polar Pathways; German Immigration to Tasmania; New Books; New Members;
Dates for your Diary.
Contents include: Remembering the Founders of Hobart Town; Corruption
and Skullduggery; Out and About; Arthur Phillip Turned in his Grave;
Financial Statements; REV. Bruce Mitchell's address at the Floral Tribute;
New books; New members; Dates for your Diary.
Contents include: President's Report; Colonial Artists and Landscape Art;
A Legacy in Stone; A Bleak Day for Christmas; Christmas Day in Hobart in
1819; A Small Man with a Big Voice; Walking with William Cuffay; the Carlton;
New Books; Dates for your Diary; New Members.
Contents include: President's Report;
A Settlement with Secrets;
The Wreck of the HMS Sirius;
A School with Buried Secrets;
Behind the Scenes; New Books and more.
Contents include: President's Report; Convicts with a hint of
lavender; Cascades Probation Station; Early Wallpapers in Hobart; High
Peak a Family’s Summer Chalet; a Town on Fat Doe River; Catherine
May Roberts – the Lady with the Flag; and more.
Contents include: President's Report; Blinkling Pyramid; Thomas
Wiggins, Fruit, Shoes and Violins; Roses from the Heart; convict Joseph
Ward; and more.
Contents include: President's Report; Forty Years On; News from our Patron;
Colonial Coinage and Notes; in Van Diemen's Land; "Out & About" photos;
Underneath Bank Arcade; Memorabilia and Collectables; the Giant Chilcott
of Cornwall; New Tasmanian Names Index; new books; looking after your documents.
Contents include: President's Report; the Bicentenary of the Death of Arthur
Phillip ; Shortcut to Franklin; "Out & About" photos; Where
is Hobart's Oldest Tree? Children of the Voyages; the Two Young Williams;
the Unveiling of Matthew Flinders' Statue; new books.
Contents include: President's Report; news from the Patron; Digging up
Salamanca Quarry; Historic Lighthouses in Southern Tasmania; "Out & About" photos;
Death of Matthew Flinders; Soldiers' Memorial Avenue, Hobart; Theodore
Thompson Flynn, not just Errol's father; new books.
Contents include: Annual Report; annual Floral tribute commemorating
210th Anniversary of Hobart Town in 1804; Visit of The Earl of Buckinghamshire; "Out & About" photos;
visit to Inverawe Native Gardens; Rediscovery of A W H Humphrey's existence;
new books; Kangaroo Valley Pottery; a tribute - Kathleen Mary (Kate)
Contents include: Building of St. Mary's Cathedral; Tribute
to Freda Gray OAM; Info on Robert
14 April, 1813; Items of Interest & New
Books; Joseph Darling (1870-1946);
Claremont house visit; Lieut. Governor Thomas Davey; Marvels & Mystery
Items at October meeting.
Contents include: Lt John Bowen RN; Clash of Two Cultures Sir William Denison and William Smith O'Brien in VDL; Tasmanian Archives and Heritage
Office; Out and About photos; John Bowen's Mistress Martha (Quinn) Hayes; Tasmanian Farm - Oldest Family Business; Risdon Cove; Inverawe Native
Contents include: Lady Jane Franklin's Ambitions; Gathering on Norfolk Plains; Female Convict Research Centre; East Coast Excursion; Abandoning Norfolk
Island; Government Immigration Office 1852.
Contents include: News from the Patron; Eliza Furlonge and Saxon Merino sheep
in Tasmania; "Out & About" photos; Claremont House at Lady Clark
Avenue; local news; Floral Tribute.
Contents include: William & Sarah Vince;
Louisa Smith's Memoirs;
Alexander Laing Fiddle Trail;
Members 'Show & Tell';
News from Janice Hickey in lreland;
Changes to the Constitution;
Leonie Mickleborough - Lt. Governor;
Sir John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot;
Two lmmigrants in VDL: (John Walker & Andrew Counsel);
Colonial ltems Fetch High prices at
Contents include: Memorial to Robert Hobart 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire; the Orphan School; a Tale of Ambition and Unrealised Hope:
John Montagu and Sir John Franklin; The Hobart Police Museum; Out and About photos; antique auction of colonial and convict items; exhibition of
Early Tasmanian Historical Maps and Charts 1811 - 1859; the Tasmanian Laheys - Sheep Stealer to Sheep Farmer; George Loveless and the Tolpuddle
Martyrs; the Wiggins of Wiggins Town and their early business enterprises.
O'Brien's Bridge Chapel burials; Edward Murphy's Signal & Merchant Ship Flag Charts; Peter Sweetlove policeman and photographer; Dr Jane Tolman on Life and Death in Old Hobart Town; 'Out & About' photos; Visit to Cleburne Homestead & Bowen Monument; Extraordinary antique sale of colonial items; First Fleet Flagship HMS Sirius; the Two Headed syndrome.
Contents include: Associate Professor Peter Chapman's talk on Governor Macquarie; Bruny Island Excursion; new books published; John Terry early
settler; Annual Floral Tribute; Shene and Stables at Pontville; Brownell -Tasmania’s greatest Departmental Store.
Contents include: Tour of 'Markree'; New Books Published; Our Members 'Memories on Paper'; The (Original) Lady Nelson brig; Prof. Pam Sharpe talk
'Royston' Battery Point; Cohen Family Reunion and 'Who was the first white woman to step foot in VDL?' Photos of Governor Macquarie Anniversary
Contents include: Strange Old Laundry Practices; Hannah Wilcock's Recipe; Guest Speaker Reports: Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (Founders & Survivors); John Cannon 'From Bootleggers to Snares'; and Colin Thomas 'Scrimshaw'. 'There's a prisoner in the Ceiling'; Antique Auction; Macquarie 2011 Events and Cartoon; The First White Child Born in Van Diemen's Land; New Books Published and James Boyd: Commandant at Port Arthur.
Contents include: "An Unlikely Friendship" with Rev Robert Knopwood; Oatlands Bus Trip; "My First Settler" descendants of Sergeant William Gangell; Variety Bay Historic Sites Bruny Island; 19th Century Properties on the Market; New Books Published; Restoration
of unique 1847 Organ.
Contents include: President's Report; Governor Lachlan Macquarie; Tasmanian Women of Achievement; Re-enactment of the Laying of the Foundation Stone
at Lady Franklin Gallery.
Contents include: various reports; "Tracing My Family Tree"; Collinsvale Walking Tour; Trip to "Redlands" at Plenty; First Chief
Justice of VDL; Thomas Ashton 1818 - 1862; "The Life and Crimes of John Lindon".
Contents include: "Ancient Artifacts"; "Roses from the Heart"; Boer War Commemorative Service; Re-Hallowing of St John's Church;
Newtown; Saving "Princess Royal" A Family Remembers; William Bligh; Winifred Moloughney's three marriages.
Contents include: "Welcome to Country"; Display of the Funeral Parade of Lt Gov David Collins; Tracing early VDL Violin; Convict
William Buckley; Years after Lt Gov Collin's death.
Contents include: Floral Tribute at the Hunter Street Memorial; Review "1788; the Brutal Truth of the First Fleet";
Face to Face with the Past; Trip to Ross.
Contents include: Presentation from the Government; Bowen Lecture Art Competition and Art Exhibition Conference Weekend; St Leonards
Primary School; Women Transported; Book Review.
Contents include: Lord Hobart's visit to Hobart; "More Ripper Tassie Place Names"; Boer War Commemorative Service; "The McGregors";
Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition.
Contents include: Trading Vessels; Events Program; Floral Tribute; Reception for Lord Hobart; Early Hobart; "Founders and Survivors"