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

You are invited to attend three lectures as part of National Science Week.

The topics discussed are:

  • "Diabesity": a new opportunity for reducing the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in the Obesity epidemic
  • A Bumpy Road to Perfect Fruits
  • Tidal energy is coming to Tasmania

When: 1.30 pm Sunday 23 August

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Each year ...

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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