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History Tasmania
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History Tasmania (photo by Carol Haberle)

Here’s a link to the latest articles about history in Tasmania.

Otherwise, please browse the alphabetical list below with details of all Think Tasmania articles about history.

Please note though, we’ve been publishing stories here since 2010. That’s a REALLY long time ago. Always check the date of the article, provided for your convenience right at the top of each page (under the heading). We’d hate you to make any rash moves after reading ancient information. Otherwise, go right ahead and enjoy.

Abel Tasman – Van Diemen’s Land, Explorers

ABT Railway – Heritage Steam Locomotive

Amy Pulford – Central Plateau Shepherd

Ancestors – Bell Family History in Tasmania

ANZAC Day – Flinders Island

Arthur Circus – Battery Point, Hobart

Australian Volunteer Automobile Corps

Automobile Museum of Tasmania – History of Cars

Autumn – Tasmanian Botany

Battery – Point, Historic Hobart Walk, Princes Park

Battery Point – Historic Walk

Beaconsfield – Mine & Heritage Centre

Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre – A Step Back in Time

Beaconsfield Mine Disaster – 10 Year Anniversary

Bert Farquhar – Scottsdale Farmer, Military Rations

Big Penguin – Church, Market, Railway

Black Vaughan – Short Story by Mike Fry

Bond Store Galleries – Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

Bonnets – Blessing; Female & Children Convicts

Bothwell – History of Golf, Convicts, Bushrangers

Bothwell Photos – Heritage Houses

Brickendon – Heritage Estate, Longford

Bruny – European Explores, Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Bruny Island – Truganini & Captain Cook

Buckland – St John the Baptist Anglican Church

Burnie – Pulp and Paper Mill

Burnie Tasmania – Factory Shame

Callington Mill – Oatlands, Heritage Highway

Callington Mill in Oatlands – Photo by Carol Haberle

Cape Bruny Lighthouse – Lightstation Museum

Captain James Cook – History on Bruny Island

Cascade Gardens – Hobart Rivulet, Female Factory, Brewery

Chinese Heritage – Henry Ah Ping Walk, North East

City Park – Botanist, Ronald Campbell Gunn

Clarendon – National Trust Estate, Evandale

Coal Mines – Historic Convict Site

Convict Built Remnants – Photo of the Month

Convict Sites – World Heritage Listed

Cottage – Photo by Carol Haberle

Cradle Coast Tours – Waldheim Chalet, Gustav & Kate Weindorfer

Crazy for Tasmania – History Books

Currie – Harbour Lighthouse Museum

Deloraine and Districts – Folk Museum

Derby – Trail of the Tin Dragon (Mining)

Derwent – River and Hobart History

Devils Gullet – Shaping Dolerite in the Ice Age

Devonport Tas – Torquay, Formby, Don River, Home Hill

Devonport Tasmania – Home Hill

Diana Reynolds – A Small Girl’s 1960s Tasmania

Dinner Cruise – Historic Ferries

Dip River – Forest Reserve, Dip Falls, Big Tree

Diverse Island – Gondwana Days, Indigenous People

Dog Line – Officers Quarters, Eaglehawk Neck

Don River Railway – Tasmanian Government Railways

Drive to Coles Bay – Convict Heritage

Eagles Eyrie – Forestry Tasmania

Elizabeth River – Red Bridge, Campbell Town

Elizabeth Town – Convict Building, ETC Bakery

Empire Hotel – Queenstown

Engineering – the Tiger’s Tale in Sheffield

Entally Estate – From Carrick to Hadspen

Entally House – Convict Heritage Estate

Evandale – Village Fair & Penny Farthing Championships

Evandale Heritage Walk – Trail of Tasmanian History

Female Factory – Convict Crime Class at Cascades

Festival of Roses – Woolmers Estate, Longford

Fingal – Mining, Railway, Convicts

First Fleet – Reverend Richard Johnson

Flowery Gully – Old School

George Town – Low Head, Tamar Valley

Ghost Tour – Hobart Penitentiary Chapel

Gordon River – Cruise from Strahan

Heroic ANZAC – Transport Convicts Exhibition

Highfield House – Historic Stanley

Historic Houses – Tamar Valley Tour

Historic New Norfolk – Antiques, Graves & the Bush Inn!

Hobart – Australia’s Second Oldest City

Hobart Tours – Southport

Hobart to the East Coast – Callington Mill, Buckland Church

Huon Pine Punts – Pining West Coast Wilderness

Hydro Tour – Lake Margaret Power Station, Queenstown

Ida Bay – Limestone Quarries and Tasmanian Pioneers

Ida Bay Railway – Friends Historical Society

Ikon Hotel – Heritage Property in Burnie

Island of Treasures – Tasmanian Museums Book to Win

Jackie Cox – Convict/Settlers Series, Heritage Houses

Joseph Lyons – Political History in Tasmania

Kangaroo Bluff – Historical Battery Site in Bellerive

Lakeview Cottage – Oatlands Convict-Built Sandstone

Lady Nelson – Convicts from New Norfolk to Hobart

Latrobe – A Little History: Bell’s Parade, Sherwood Hall

Latrobe Federal Band – Playing Brass Instruments for 140 Years

Legerwood – Avenue of Remembrance

Lost Mines – Queenstown Heritage Tours

Malua – Tasmania’s Champion Racehorse

Margaret Morgan – Convicts, Museums and Churches

Maria – Island, Darlington Bay Convict Settlement

Maria Island Ferry – Convict, Aboriginal and Early Settlement History

Maritime Museum of Tasmania – Nautical History

Maydena – Forestry, Mining and Railways

Mine Tour – Mt Lyell Underground, Queenstown

Mining – Mt Bischoff Tin at Waratah

Modern Day Pioneer – James “Philosopher” Smith

Montana – Seen Better Days

Mountain – Gustav Weindorfer, Waldheim Chalet, Cradle

Mountain Huts – Haberle’s Hut, The Great Western Tiers

Mount Nelson Lookout – Signal Station

Mt Paris Dam – Morning Star Dam, Tin Mining

Mures – Apple Packing Shed to Sustainable Fishing Business

Name – Tasmanian Towns and Places

Nant Estate – Settler, Edward Nicholas

New Norfolk – 1820’s Settlement

Oatlands – Heritage Buildings

Oatlands Festival – Heritage Town

Old House – Back Levendale Road

Only in Tasmania – History Without the Boring Bits!

Ormiston House – F.O. Henry, Strahan Pioneer

Par Avion – Melaleuca, South West Wilderness

Penitentiary Chapel – Historic Site Tour

Pieman River – Photos by Dan Fellow

Photo of the Month – Stanley Tasmania

Port Arthur Convict Settlement – Tasman Peninsula

Port Arthur Tasmania – Convict Settlement

Port Davies – Lillie’s Bay, Flinders Island

Pulp – Mill & Paper Trail, Burnie

Pungenna – Aboriginal Community, Parrdarrama National

Quarantine Station – Bruny Island

Queens Domain – Commissioned in 1860

Queenstown – Mining on the West Coast

Queen Victoria Museum – Tasmanian History

Racehorse – Malua Memorial, Deloraine Tasmania

Recherche Bay – Tasmanian Land Conservancy

Red Bridge Cafe – Heritage Highway

Red Feather Inn – Georgian Colonial Coaching Inn

Redwater Creek – SteamFest & Heritage Society

Relics – Photos of the Past

Richmond Bridge and Church – A Photo by Aileen Newell

Richmond Church – Oldest in Australia

Richmond Gaol – Historic Convict Site, 1825

Richmond Park Boat House – Historic Bridge

Rick Paltridge – Waratah & West Coast Mining

Ritchie’s Mill – Heritage-listed Building

Rocky Cape – Aboriginal History

Roland – (Mount) Aboriginal Heritage and Explorers

Rosny Cottage – The Barn, Schoolhouse Gallery

Rosny Farm – Convict Trail

Rosny Farm Exhibition – Tasman Bridge Collapse Disaster

Ross – Tasmanian Wool Centre

Ross Baker – Traditional Golf Club Maker

Salamanca – 1830s Sandstone Warehouses

Salmon – Ponds, Trout Fishing Museum

Salmon Ponds – Tasmanian Museum of Trout Fishing

Salt Works – Lisdillon Heritage Site

Shene – Heritage Highway Stables Complex

Shene Estate – Hidden Heritage in Tasmania

Shutterbug Walkabouts – Heritage Richmond Village

Snug – Pioneer Forestry & Farming

Spiky Bridge – Swansea Convicts

Spray Mine – Spray Tunnel, Zeehan

Stanley – Highfield

Steppes Hall – Centenary Celebrations

Strahan – Convicts & Sarah Island

Table – Cape Lighthouse, Murder Mystery

Tall Ships – Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Tarkine – Tarkineer Aboriginal Band

Tasman Bridge – Disaster in Hobart Tasmania

Tasmania Island of Treasures – Museum Guide

Tasmania Richmond – Heritage Village

Tasmanian Aboriginals – Pungenna Art, Suggested Reading

Tasmanian Bridge – Built by Convicts

Tasmanian Churches – Heritage Buildings

Tasmanian Government – Vice Regal Residence

Tasmanian Historians – Help Required

Tasmanian History – Creating Interest

Tasmanian Museum – Aboriginal & Convict Displays

Tasmanian North East – Anchor Stamper Tin Mine

Tasmanian Tigers – Extinct Wildlife

Theatre Royal Hobart – Hobart’s Performing History

The Lightkeeper’s Wife – Remote Cape Bruny

The Time Traveller – Evandale History for Children

Things to Do in Stanley – Highfield House

Tiagarra – Aboriginal Culture Centre and Museum

Tin Centre – Chinese Miners & the Heritage of Tin Mining

Tin Dragon Trail Cottages – Ah Ping Chinese Tin Mining Heritage

Tour Tasmania – History in a Day from Hobart

Town of Penguin – Silver Mine, James Philosopher Smith

Travels in Tasmania – Documentary by Robert Stephens

Triabunna Church – St Mary’s Anglican

Tucker’s Tennis Museum – Tennis History

Tullah – Mt Farrell, Mining Galena

Twelve Stones Restaurant – Heritage-Listed Church Building

Tyenna Valley – Thylacines (Tasmanian Tigers)

Unique History Book – Only in Tasmania Give-away

Visit Carrick – Arthur’s Folly, Tasmanian Heritage-listed Buildings

Waddamana – Hydro-Electric Power in Tasmania

Walking – Hobart Soldiers Walk, Queens Domain, Cenotaph

Waratah – Birthplace of Tin Mining in Tasmania

Waratah-Wynyard Council – Tourism Pioneer

West Coast Heritage Centre – Zeehan

West Coast Wilderness Railway – Abt System

Wilmot – History Museum

Woodbridge on the Derwent – Heritage Property, 1825

Wooden Boat Festival – Hobart Waterfront

Woolmers Estate – Colonial Buildings, Longford

World Heritage – Tasmanian Wilderness

Wybalenna – The “Friendly” Aboriginal Mission, Flinders Island

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