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

The Annual Floral Tribute at the Memorial in Hunter Street will be held on Thursday, 20 February 2020 commencing at 11.00 am.  All are welcome and following the service you are invited to enjoy refreshments at your cost at a local cafe.

Posted on 04 Jun 2019 by webmaster.

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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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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