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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.

Each year ...

The next Annual Floral Tribute will be conducted at 11.00 AM Saturday, 20th February 2021 subject to COVID-19 requirements at the time.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.

This annual tribute is held on the 20th of February each year and 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.

Morning tea or lunch is later enjoyed at a local cafe.

Upcoming and Recent Events

Book Launch Postponed

Unexpected and urgent circumstances have caused the book launch to be cancelled.

When a new date can be arranged it will be reported here.

Reg Watson will be launching the second volume of PARRAMATTA-TASMANIA COLONIAL CONNECTIONS.

DATE:  Friday 23rd July 2021

Time: 2-4pm.

Where? The Sanctuary Cafe, 550 East Derwent Highway GEILSTON BAY.

Posted on 06 Jul 2021 by webmaster.

You are invited to the memorial service at the Boer War Commemorative Day at the Hobart Queen's Domain on 6 June 2021 commencing at 12 noon.

For a most interesting description and view of the memorial, view the twenty minute video presented by HTFS President Reg Watson in which he highlights the impressive Domain Memorial and its history

 

Posted on 13 May 2021 by webmaster.

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