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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

After five months a smaller than usual group of members met for the August meeting. Being the first meeting since the more restrictive conditions required by the COVID-19 virus, the current rules including social distancing did not reduce ...

Posted on 04 Aug 2020 by webmaster.

The HTFS committee is continuing to monitor the CVID-19 situation and announcements of the Government and Health authorities.  As a result it is not expected that members' meetings will not restart before August 2020.  The committee will further review this situation in July and decide then should the restart of members' meeting be further deferred.  We are not planning to be pace setters once restrictions are lifted but to continue with a conservative approach.

Posted on 22 May 2020 by webmaster.

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