Thursday, 18 February 2016

St Helens History Room Book Launch

Book Launch

St Helens History Room warmly invites you, family and friends
To help celebrate Garry Richardson’s
latest publication

Lottah and the anchor
-the history of a tin mine and a dependent town

When:  Sunday 28th February 2016
Time:  3 pm
Where:  St Helens History Room
61 Cecilia Street
St Helens  TAS  7216

The Hon. Tania Rattray MLC officiating

Refreshments will be served

RSVP:  23rd February 2016

St Helens History Room
61 Cecilia Street
Tel:  (03) 6376 1479 / 0419 731 452

About the author

Garry Richardson was born in the Huon Valley in 1950 and has lived in various parts of Tasmania ever since. In 1980 he settled in St Helens, which he calls “the best place in the world”.  After retiring in 2005 (with 39 years at the Forestry Commission behind him) Garry pursued his passion for photography and carried out volunteer work at the St Helens information centre and history room. Garry has extended his historical interest to write several  books and has developed a reputation for using his meticulous research skills to produce publications rich in historic detail with wonderful historic images egSail and Steam: Trading Vessels to Georges Bay 1833-1958’.

This latest book Lottah and the Anchor is an insightful history and a tribute to the men and women who rapidly grew these North Eastern Tasmanian tent towns into thriving 'tin' communities.

About St Helen’s History Room

At the St. Helens History Room, there are over 1000 artefacts on display. These are presented over various historical themes including: maritime, aboriginal, European exploration, settlement and tin mining incorporating 'The Chinese Experience.'
The St. Helens History Room presents the various stages of settlement of St. Helens.  This township is located on the northern section of the East Coast of Tasmania.  In addition to the thematic displays, there is an extensive photographic collection with approximately 20,000 images.  Our collections are very accessible as the museum is open 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm.  We are situated at the St. Helens History and Visitor Information Centre, behind the St. Helens Library building, at 61 Cecilia Street, St. Helens, opposite the Post Office.  Look for the Tin Dragon outside the Service Tasmania shop front, he will point you in the right direction!  Entry to the museum will only cost you $8 for a family, $5 per adult or $3 concession.  You will experience the history of St. Helens in a vital and vibrant way.  Learn first hand about this interesting area before you set off to explore the beautiful beaches or the marvellous mountainous hinterland.
61 Cecilia Street, St Helens, East Coast, TAS, Australia
Opening Hours
9 am - 5 pm 7 days a week
Tel:  (03) 6376 1479 / 0419 731 452

Mrs. Kym Matthews Curator Tuesdays/Wednesdays

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