To foster an interest and understanding of the history in our region.
To support the Low Head Pilot Station Museum.
Through monthly forums, guest speakers, excursions, biennial conferences, displays and involvement with other groups with similar interests we hope to achieve our aims.
Our Society was formed in 1997 and the enthusiasm shown by the group has resulted in a very impressive collection of printed material, images, oral histories, databases and various other collections. We have also run biennial conferences.
Involvement: Our Society is involved in various pursuits which include:
Supporting the Pilot Station Maritime Museum.
Female Convict Research Centre.
Displays, i.e. Community Functions.
The production of books, booklets and conference papers.
Recording of oral history.
Attending conferences and symposiums of similar Societies.
We meet at 7.30 pm on the third Monday of each month at “The Grove”. We usually hold three of our meetings in the country areas of Hillwood, Pipers River and Low Head. Our monthly meetings take the form of either a forum, discussion or a guest speaker.
Junior (School) $5
The Society holds a Public Liability insurance.
Our newsletters provide information on our activities and contain regular history articles. Usually eight newsletters are produced during our year.
310 Low Head Road
Low Head TAS 7253
Web Site: Our website can be found at http://www.gtdhs.com
Patron: Mary Jane Lawrie
Chairman: Des Wootton - Ph: 63824412, Mob: 0429 533192
Vice Chairman: Peter Cox - Ph: 63822046 Mob: 0407 204610
Secretary: Lorraine Wootton - Ph: 63824412
Treasurer: Chlo Martin - Ph: 63821336
Public Officer: Peter Cox - Ph: 63822046 Mob: 0407 204610
Joe Brown - 63822128
Pat Webb – 63821627
Janne Brown – 63822128
Debbie Rainbow - 63821247
Judy Tyson - 63842823
Geoff Tyson - 63842823
The Society has a large collection of history information and can help with Community History.
Requests and appointments can be made by email - firstname.lastname@example.org or phone - 0409 709862.
Our records are held at the Low Head Pilot Station Museum and we are able to assist those who are working on their family history. We have a growing collection of information and included are the Tasmanian Pioneers Index, Tasmanian Convicts Index, Examiner Indexes, Tamiot Records of Tombstones in Tasmania, etc.
We also have internet access which enables us to access websites such as “Trove” and “Founders and Survivors”. It is advisable to make an appointment via email - email@example.com or phone - 0409 709862