Hobart Town (1804) First Settlers Association Inc


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.

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.

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.

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.


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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