Excursion: Bus Tour of Historic Hampshire & Surrey Hills

When:     Monday April 6      8:45 to 5.30     (1 session x 8.5 hours)

Where:       Meet at Lowe Street carpark

Presenter:       Brian Rollins

Fee:      $60.00 per person, may reduce, depending on numbers

Capped:     Maximum 33

By roads not open to the public, we visit relics of the first European settlements in NW Tasmania (c 1827 – 1831), set in delightful surroundings amidst ancient acres of native grasslands, with mountains on all sides. Follow in the 1830 footsteps of George Augustus Robinson and Truganini at Weybridge; visit the remains of a shepherd’s hut at Howden already abandoned in 1834; and have a distant view of a rock cairn built by Hellyer in 1831. Learn of discovery, exploration and settlement, of murder and mayhem.

Enrolled participants will be sent background notes and other relevant information.