Tasmanian Chapter comes to life, Warwick Oakman

Vol 39 no 1, Feb 2017
Article from Vol 39 no 1, Feb 2017

Tasmanian Chapter comes to life, Warwick Oakman


The Australiana Society is delighted to report that the new Tasmanian Chapter held its inaugural event on 11 November 2016. Since the foundation of the Australiana Society in 1978, members have believed that Tasmaniana was of sufficient importance, quality and difference to that of mainland Australia to warrant the formation of a Tasmanian Chapter. Part of this no doubt sprung from mysteries surrounding the sheer volume of decorative arts, diversity of timbers, architecture and design on the former island prison.

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