Welcome to the George Town and District Historical Society Inc. website.
George Town, which is situated at the mouth of the picturesque Tamar River in Northern Tasmania, has an amazing combination of history and heritage together with a range of fascinating attractions and activities. First settled in 1804 it has had an up and down history. It has been the headquarters of Northern Tasmania, popular holiday location, fishing village and industrial town.
Our goal is to provide you with useful information about our district and we hope it makes it easier for you to make the decision to visit us.
George Town and District Historical Society Inc. has been promoting history since 1997 when the group formed with the main aim to help out the historic Low Head Pilot Station which now has excellent accommodation and a very popular Maritime Museum.
At this site, you will discover all about George Town and the surrounding district and we hope that one day you will be able to pay us a visit. You will be pleasantly surprised.
Feel free to browse around this site. If you have comments or questions about our district, or simply need more information and want to contact us, click on the contact button on any page within this site.
Thanks for visiting and we look forward to seeing you.
In the News
George Town's inaugural FOUNDERS FESTIVAL held during NOV - DEC 2015 proved to be a huge success.
- Our contrbution, a special presentation, "IN THEIR OWN WORDS" was held at the Bass & Flinders Centre on Thursday 26 Nov 2015. It proved a popular event with many words of commendation.
The speakers read the actual words of our early visitors and administrators such as Bass & Flinders, William Collins, Lt Col William Paterson, from contemporary newspapers and official documents to show how our history was made.
- Some of the language raised a smile or two, but we think it showed that history does not have to be boring!
- The Bass & Flinders Centre are to be thanked for providing an excellent and fitting venue for the evening.