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

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www.gtdhs.com

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Postal Address
310 Low Head Road
Low Head TAS 7253


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 Publications

The Society has published several booklets and CDs which are available for purchase from the Historical Society.
With the addition of postage items can be forwarded by mail.

    Latest Publications

    The long awaited book Convict Lives at the George Town Female Factory has been launched and is for sale from the Historical Society for $25.00.

    The book edited by well known author Alison Alexander and published by Convict Women’s Press is a collection of stories about female convicts who spent time in the Female Factory at George Town between the years 1822 and 1834.

    The book is the fourth in the series, the others being the Cascades, Ross and Launceston all of which are available at the Watch House Museum and from the Society.

    For further information click on Convict Lives.

    Macquarie’s George Town.
    George Town celebrated it’s 200th birthday on Dec 18th 2011 and the Society published a handy, informative booklet which discusses the:

    - early settlement of Outer Cove.
    - establishment of George Town.
    - Bigge Commission.
    - Macquarie’s second visit to George Town.
    - return of headquarters back to Launceston.
    - legacy of Macquarie’s town.
    - short biographies of Governor Macquarie, Elizabeth his wife and John Bigge.

    The publication is available from the Historical Society, George Town Watch House and the Low Head Pilot Station Museum for $5.00.

    Email for further information.
     

Books: Society published

 

Treasures of George Town (5 plus $8)

$9.95

Oral Histories of George Town

$20.00

The Other Half of History (Conference Papers)

$15.00

Crime on the High Seas (Conference Papers)

$17.00

Macquarie’s George Town (Booklet)

$5.00

 

 

Books on the George Town District by other authors:

 

Free Too by Chris Thiele      

$28.00

George Town History of Town and District by Jack Branagan   

$22.00

In The Wake Of Bass And Flinders by Bern Cuthbertson        

$40.00

James of George Town by Graeme Broxam                           

$18.00

An Eligible Situation by Diane Phillips                                 

$22.00

Rotary Club of George Town Fiftieth Anniversary Edition       

$20.00

Bass Strait Submarine Cable                                               

$9.00

The Story of the Anglican Parish of George Town by Peter Cox

$5.50

Charles Robbins RN by Elynor Olijnik                                 

$15.00

Batman Bridge Opening (Reprint)                                           

$5.00

Convict Lives by Convict Women’s Press - Cascades     

$20.00

Convict Lives by Convict Women’s Press - Ross

$20.00

Convict Lives by Convict Women’s Press - Launceston

$25.00

Convict Lives by Convict Women’s Press - George Town

$25.00

Only in Tasmania Book 1 by Sandra Huett

$25.00

Only in Tasmania Book 2 by Sandra Huett

$25.00

Pamphlets:

 

Tamar Valley Signal Station                                                 

Free

Holidays in George Town                                                     

Free

Gold Mining at Lefroy                                                         

Free

Regent Square

Free

CDs

 

George Town 200 years (Conference CD – MP3)                   

$10.00

The Other Half of History (Conference CD - MP3)

$10.00

Tales of Whales (Conference CD – MP3)                             

$10.00

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