Hobart Town (1804) First Settlers Association Inc

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.

Upcoming Events

Hear two compelling stories delivered by historian Reg Watson and John Stephenson about past Hobart residents. More details here.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. Cost $20 per person includes soup and high tea with trimmings.

Location is the Hobart Town Tea Company, 147 Macquarie Street, South Hobart.  Phone 0491 356 255.

Posted on 12 Jun 2019 by webmaster.

This is an invitation to members and friends to join us for lunch at 12 noon at the Black Buffalo Hotel, cnr. Federal and Letitia Streets, North Hobart on Saturday 24 August 2019. On offer is a choice of 3 main courses and 2 desserts for the princely sum of $22 per person. The 'a la carte' menu is available as well for those who want a wider choice, and drinks are available for purchase from the bar.

Please let the Secretary know by Friday 18th August for numbers to be confirmed. Stephany 6247 6956, mobile 0437 602 679, or leave a message on

Posted on 04 Jun 2019 by webmaster.

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The next Annual Floral Tribute will be conducted at 11.00 AM Tuesday, 20th February 2024.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.

A casual morning tea or lunch is later enjoyed at a local café organised on the day.


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