Bruny Island Historical Society

Caretaking Bruny Island Heritage

Proposed Calendar of Events 2018-2019


Working Bees

March 2019- TBC - General check of site and clean up for Open Day. Volunteers please contact Suzanne.

OPEN DAY ON SITE – Easter Sunday, 21st April 2019


Morning teas and Maintenance Day: 10.30 for 11.00
2018- Thursday 23rd August
2018- Thursday 28th October
2018- TBC December Christmas get together
2019- Thursday 22nd February
2019- Thursday 31st May

SOCIETY AGM: June 2019: Thursday 27th, 10:30am for 11.00am, 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 donated objects or documents relating to the history of Bruny.
Please contact the coordinator, Tracy Thomas, on 0467 709 567 or email
For research enquiries please contact Kathy Duncombe, on 62606287 or email

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