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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

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 www.headlam.com.au

Posted on 03 Nov 2021 by webmaster.

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.

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