Hobart Town (1804) First Settlers Association Inc


Members are invted to the Book Launch of Reg Watson's PARRAMATTA-TASMANIA COLONIAL CONNECTIONS.

Download here for your Invitation for the Hobart or the Launceston launch.  The book will be launched by Hon Elise Archer MP. on Wednesday 22nd November at 1pm at Parliament House, Hobart. Afternoon tea will be served following the launch.

Posted on 29 Oct 2017 by webmaster.
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The HTFS monthly meetings venue has moved to the Moonah Community Centre, 7 Gormanston Road, Moonah with the September meeting being the first.  Change is often difficult but a number of advantages for members include easier parking, better kitchen, less work to setup room on arrival and departure and more convenient bus service, just to name a few.

I hope we see more members attend monthly meetings at this new venue.

Posted on 12 Sep 2017 by webmaster.
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Promotional brochureAn excellent two fold brochure has been produced by the committee explaining the essential details about the Association and the levels of membership.  The brochure can be downloaded for printing and distribution.

Posted on 06 Sep 2017 by webmaster.
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The photo just acquired courtesy of The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania that is posted on the Monument page shows Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II with the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Phillip and the Tasmanian Governor The Right Hon. Sir Ronald Cross, Bt, KCMG, KCVO at the unveiling on 20 February 1954 of the Hunter Street monument that records our first settlers.

We are curious to know the name of the unidentified Navy vessel, so can you help?.  From the information we know, it is not the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne as that first visited Hobart in 1955. It could be HMAS Sydney as she had returned to Sydney in January 1954 after seeing service in the waters off Korea before arriving in Fremantle on 2 June 1954.


An HTFS Member has advised that the aircraft carrier in the picture is HMAS Vengeance which escorted the ship Gothic while on the Queen's tour of Australia between February and April 1954.

Posted on 17 Aug 2017 by webmaster.
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LINC Tasmania will be holding a number of free events during the month of August 2017 and invites you to come along and learn how to make the most of your family history research.
Where: LINC Tasmania, 91 Murray Street, Hobart.

Refer to the Lindisfarne Historical Society newsletter for more information.

Posted on 16 Jul 2017 by webmaster.
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The Association has a new postal address.  It is now:
PO Box 300
Moonah  Tas  7009

Posted on 10 Dec 2016 by webmaster.
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