Ms Janet Carding, Branch President Museums Australia Tasmania invites members
to the upcoming Committee meeting followed by its end of year celebration at the Tasmanian Wool Centre generously hosted by the Manager, Debra Cadogan-Cowper.
Date: Wednesday 16 November 2016
Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm Meeting
4.30pm to 6.00pm Tour
Where: Tasmanian Wool Centre, 48 Church Street, ROSS
Refreshments will be served
RSVP essential by cob Monday 14 November 2016
T 03 6323 3706 or E Belinda.Cotton@launceston.tas.gov.au
Tasmanian Wool Centre: 'wool and history knitted together'
The Tasmanian Wool Centre traces the story of Ross through its wool industry. This story is told in the Wool and Heritage galleries with many artefacts, pictures and documents on display.
The smell of sheep’s wool pervades the air as you enter the Wool exhibition. A re-created shearing shed complete with thrown fleece on its sorting table and manual wool press provide a glimpse of past times. Many breeds of sheep’s wool are on view to feel and inspect. Included as permanent exhibits on loan from the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston are “The Canticle, 1966” a large woollen tapestry by John Coburn, “Primary Bind” 1985, a sculpture by Les Kossatz and Stephen Walker’s Ermenigildo Zegna Perpetual Trophy 1963. In the adjoining room, the History Gallery provides snapshots of significant milestones in Ross’ development. The Ross Bridge, Female Factory and Horton College are permanent exhibits together with changing short-term exhibitions. For the ancestry buffs there are a number of registers listing the female convicts and male ticket of leave workers, together with copies of the Anglican Church burial registers in the early years of settlement.
Ross is easy to find – 120km north of Hobart and 78km south of Launceston just off the Midland Highway.