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Events of the Association

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday in the month, February to December, at the Moonah Community Centre, 7 Gormanston Road, Moonah commencing at 10.00am.

Guest speakers at the monthly meetings cover a wide variety of topics relative to early Tasmanian history, its people, life and times and development. Some recent topics have included Photographing Tombstones, Life & Death in Old Hobart Town, Orphan School, the Female Factories and Governor Sir John Franklin, William Bligh, Children of Convict Parents.

From time to time member excursions visit historic sites and buildings.

Each year ...

The next Annual Floral Tribute will be conducted at 11.00 AM Thursday, 20th February 2020.Tribute 2014

Each year 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 Hobart Veterans Brass Band will be in attendance so arrive early to enjoy the music.

This annual 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.

Morning tea is later enjoyed at a local cafe.

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 months you can hear these speakers at the Moonah Community Centre, 7 Gormanston Road, Moonah commencing at 10.00am.

Tuesday 1 October 2019: Jonothan Davis - Lantern slides of Hobart's buildings, architecturee, etc.

Tuesday 3 September 2019: Tony Marshall who will speak about 'The short and unhappy life of Francis Edward Douglas Browne.'

Tuesday 6 August 2019: Karen Woolford, curator of Wesley Church Museum

Tuesday 2 July 2019: Dr Anita Hansen who will speak about Simpkinson de Wesselow

Posted on 04 Jun 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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