Hobart events 1 - 3 November 2018

  • 01 Nov 2018
  • 11:15 AM
  • 03 Nov 2018
  • 7:30 PM
  • Hobart

Hobart events 1 - 3 November 2018

The Tasmanian Chapter of the Society invites members to a number of events to be held in first week of November in Hobart.


Day 1 Thursday 1 November

  • 11.15 am A tour of the colonial furniture in the collection of Government House, Hobart, led by John Hawkins. The tour will culminate in the return of one of the 1843 dining chairs from the earlier Government House by Joseph Woolley of Hobart Town. The chair is being donated by one of our Australiana members. 

Government House was designed as the perfect Gothic Revival country house by colonial architect William Porden Kay and built under the direction of Lt Governor William Denison. It is described by Anthony Trollope as, “the best belonging to any English Colony”. Completed in 1858 the house retains much of its richly decorated interior and colonial furniture (much of which was transferred from Hobart’s First Government House) which John Hawkins has documented for the Australiana journal.

  • 1.00 pm A tour of the Hobart Synagogue and its significant cedar fittings and furniture led by Scott Carlin. Designed in the Egyptian Revival style by James Thomson in 1843 it is the finest and most intact of the three synagogues built in this style in Australia. Sydney 1841 has long been demolished and Launceston 1844 remains. The interior is remarkably intact and houses a converted Argand lamp c. 1850 and rarities such as a chimney board.
  • 3.30 pm A private tour of the Thomas Bock exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery led by Jane Stewart, TMAG’s Principal Curator of Art.

Cost for the three events: $60 per person. Limited to a maximum of 40 participants.

  • 6.00 pm The opening of the Narryna Antique Fair. Fair admission is $10 per person, payable at the door.

Day 2 Friday 2 November

  • Subject to sufficient interest, a bus tour of the Derwent Valley, including two historic houses. Please register your interest as soon as possible.

Cost to be determined, dependent upon numbers.

Day 3 Saturday 3 November

  • 6.30 pm for 7.30 pm start Dinner at Tasmanian Club. Dinner will consist of pre-dinner drinks and nibbles, 3 course meal, with two choices per course accompanied by quality, primarily Tasmanian wines. Before dinner, there will be a guided tour of the Club's collection of Australiana. Robert Stevens will give a lecture titled, "The great convict artists of Van Diemen's Land" after the main course.

Dress code: Cocktail or gentleman, jacket and tie.

Cost $140 per person all inclusive. Limited to a maximum of 80.

End of Program

Additional program information

  • Members may choose to register for one or more events. The events are being offered separately.
  • Travel and accommodation are by own arrangement.
  • Travel to and from each event or meeting location such as Government House, Hobart Synagogue, TMAG, Narryna House Museum and Tasmanian Club is member’s own arrangement.
  • Addresses and meeting points will be provided upon registration.

Details with booking form have been sent out via email.

Please direct enquiries to info@australiana.org.au or refer to booking form for Tasmanian Chapter contact.

To download a booking form please click on booking form