Welcome to the George Town and District Historical Society Inc. website.
George Town, which is situated at the mouth of the picturesque Tamar River in Northern Tasmania, has an amazing combination of history and heritage together with a range of fascinating attractions and activities. First settled in 1804 it has had an up and down history. It has been the headquarters of Northern Tasmania, popular holiday location, fishing village and industrial town.
Our goal is to provide you with useful information about our district and we hope it makes it easier for you to make the decision to visit us.
George Town and District Historical Society Inc. has been promoting history since 1997 when the group formed with the main aim to help out the historic Low Head Pilot Station which now has excellent accommodation and a very popular Maritime Museum.
At this site, you will discover information about George Town and the surrounding district and we hope that one day you will be able to pay us a visit. You will be pleasantly surprised.
Feel free to browse this site. If you have comments or questions about our district, or simply need more information and want to contact us, click on the contact button on any page.
- Thanks for visiting this site and we look forward to seeing you.
- In the News
Rotary Club of George Town along with George Town and District Historical Society
Tamar River History Excursion Combined Boat and Bus Tour
9.00 - 5.30
Departing and returning to the Tamar Odyssey wharf Sunday 14th October
There are still seats available for this combined bus tour/river cruise.
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The 11th BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
George Town & District Historical Society Inc.
“COLONY TO COLONY - The Influence of Tasmanians on the Settlement of Victoria”
SATURDAY, 10 NOVEMBER
Our conferences have built up a strong reputation since the first one in 1998, which commemorated the Bicentenary of Bass & Flinders’ circumnavigation of VDL.
This one promises to keep up the standard and interest with a panel of reputable speakers, including Judy Walsh travelling from Victoria to present her paper.
For details and Registration Form read on:
- Lefroy - Tasmania’s Forgotten Gold Town
- The long awaited Lefroy - Tasmania’s Forgotten Gold Town book has finally arrived.
For more information and ordering details read on:
The book is also available from Petrarchs, Launceston, NewXpress, George Town, Low Head Pilot Station Museum, George Town Information Centre and the Watch House.