George Town and District Historical Society Inc.
Promoting the History of the George Town District

Tamar Valley Tasmania


Contact Information

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info@gtdhs.com

website
www.gtdhs.com

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Postal Address
310 Low Head Road
Low Head TAS 7253


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About Us

    Aims:
    To foster an interest and understanding of the history in our region.
    To support the Low Head Pilot Station Museum.
    Through monthly forums, guest speakers, excursions, biennial conferences, displays and involvement with other groups with similar interests we hope to achieve our aims.

    History:
    Our Society was formed in 1997 and the enthusiasm shown by the group has resulted in a very impressive collection of printed material, images, oral histories, databases and various other collections. We have also run biennial conferences.

    Involvement: Our Society is involved in various pursuits which include:
    Supporting the Pilot Station Maritime Museum.
    Female Convict Research Centre.
    Displays, i.e. Community Functions.
    The production of books, booklets and conference papers.
    Recording of oral history.
    History walks.
    Attending conferences and symposiums of similar Societies.
    History excursions.

    Meeting Time:
    We meet at 7.30 pm on the third Monday of each month at “The Grove”. We usually hold three of our meetings in the country areas of Hillwood, Pipers River and Low Head. Our monthly meetings take the form of either a forum, discussion or a guest speaker.

    Membership: annually
    Couple $20
    Single $15
    Junior (School) $5

    Insurance:
    The Society holds a Public Liability insurance.

    Newsletter:
    Our newsletters provide information on our activities and contain regular history articles. Usually eight newsletters are produced during our year.

    Postal Address:
    310 Low Head Road
    Low Head TAS 7253

    Email:
    info@gtdhs.com

    Web Site: Our website can be found at http://www.gtdhs.com

    Office Bearers:
    Patron: Mary Jane Lawrie
    Chairman: Des Wootton - Ph: 63824412, Mob: 0429 533192
    Vice Chairman: Peter Cox - Ph: 63822046 Mob: 0407 204610
    Secretary: Lorraine Wootton - Ph: 63824412
    Treasurer: Chlo Martin - Ph: 63821336
    Public Officer: Peter Cox - Ph: 63822046 Mob: 0407 204610

    Committee:
    Joe Brown - 63822128
    Pat Webb – 63821627 
    Janne Brown – 63822128
    Debbie Rainbow - 63821247
    Judy Tyson - 63842823
    Geoff Tyson - 63842823

    Community History
    The Society has a large collection of history information and can help with Community History.
    Requests and appointments can be made by email -
    info@gtdhs.com or phone - 0409 709862.

    Family History: 
    Our records are held at the Low Head Pilot Station Museum and we are able to assist those who are working on their family history. We have a growing collection of information and included are the Tasmanian Pioneers Index, Tasmanian Convicts Index, Examiner Indexes, Tamiot Records of Tombstones in Tasmania, etc.
    We also have internet access which enables us to access websites such as “Trove” and “Founders and Survivors”. It is advisable to make an appointment via email -
    info@gtdhs.com or phone - 0409 709862
     

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