Sunday, 29 May 2016

Fishing History of Tasmania exhibition

St Helen's History Room invites you, your family and friends to the official opening of
Fishing History of Tasmania

opened by Neil Stump, Executive Officer, Oysters Tasmania

Sunday 19 June from 2pm
RSVP: 15 June
tel: 6376 1479 or 0419731452
St Helen's History Room
61 Cecilia Street
St Helens

Fishing History of Tasmania is a travelling exhibition from the Maritime Museum of Tasmania covering the state's fishing history along with local fishing memorabilia from St Helens. The Shell Collection also awaits to be seen. This exhibition is part of  the Tasmanian Heritage Festival

St Helens History Room
First a stopping-off point for whalers, St. Helens became a busy port exporting tin ore and timber to the mainland, and crayfish to Hobart and Launceston. At the museum, supported by Break O' Day Council, you will discover the story of determined entrepreneur Ewart Tucker, who built his own ships to ensure his timber was shipped to Melbourne and Hobart; fishing and rigging tools carved from whale bone with some beautiful scrimshaw on display; and a textile triptych including the historic ships that have played an important role in the area.
Open 7 days a week, 9 am -5 pm

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