Bruny Island Historical Society

Caretaking Bruny Island Heritage

Proposed Calendar of Events 2016-2017


Working Bees

March 2017– Saturday 18th – General check of site and clean up for Open Day
Ring Suzanne Smythe for car pooling 0409259118

Other work days later in the year maybe on the agenda. If interested in helping please contact Suzanne.

Open Day on site – Easter Sunday, 16th April 2017


Morning teas and Maintenance Day: 10.30 for 11.00
2017 – Thursday 23rd February
2017 – Thursday 25th May
2017 – Thursday 25th August - Celebrate 20 years of History Room
2017 – Thursday 23rd November - Christmas get together

SOCIETY AGM: June 2017: Thursday 22nd, 10:30am, History Room at Alonnah
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History of Van Diemen's Land
James Bischoff, London 1832
Bruny Island Historical Society Collection

The Bruny Island Historical Society is a group of dedicated volunteers who share an interest in the history of the island. Some conduct research and write books about historical topics. Others maintain the historical database and catalogue the collection of items and data gathered or donated over the years since the History Society’s formation in 1987. The volunteers organised visits to historic sites on the island, as well as undertaking restoration and maintenance tasks at sites like Variety Bay.

The Courthouse History Room at Alonnah was officially opened by Mr. Peter McFie in August 1997. It is accessible during office hours on weekdays via the adjoining post office. On weekends and public holidays it is staffed by volunteers who meet and greet visitors and assist them with enquiries.

The Society welcomes all enquiries and is pleased to accept any donated objects or documents relating to the history of Bruny. Please contact the coordinator, Kathy Duncombe, on 6260 6287 or email

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