Hobart Town (1804) First Settlers Association Inc


The Australian National Library for the past decade has provided the free digital resource of newspapers and magazines, photographs, web archives, parliamentary papers, reports and more, is now warning that the resource may have to close without Government Funding. There are many references on the web and here are a couple you may like to read.

Posted on 25 Jan 2023 by webmaster.

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This part of the newspaper notice of the death of David Collins.  The full reported detail including General Morning Orders and who formed the funeral procession can be read here on Trove.

Posted on 13 Apr 2022 by webmaster.

The HTFS Executive Committee has regretably decided that the February 2022 meeting will be cancelled due to the corona virus and the guest speaker being unable to attend.

The Annual General Meeting scheduled for 10.00 am on Tuesday, 1 March 2022 will not be a face-to-face event but instead will be conducted electronically using Zoom.  Members will be advised of the Zoom login details, provided with the agenda and a nomination for office as a member of the Association Committee.

Posted on 18 Jan 2022 by webmaster.

Headlam Family Bicentennial Celebration 2020

Commencing on Friday 26th November 2021 to Sunday 28th November 2021 based in Launceston and Campbell Town, Tasmania.

On 27th November 1820 John and Ann Headlam and their family, of Durham England, arrived in what then was Van Diemen’s Land. Some 195 years later, to the day, a committee was formed to begin planning for this Headlam Celebration (Reunion).  THe culmination of the committee's work is the family reunion where it is hoped many of the descendants of John and Ann Headlam will gather for a memorable weekend.

For more information and to register your attendance, go to the website

Posted on 03 Nov 2021 by webmaster.

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