Tasmanian Heritage Festival - 1st to 31st May 2009

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Tasmanian Heritage Festival - 1st to 31st May 2009

Postby Tassie Devil » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:30 am

Tasmanian Heritage Festival - 1st to 31st May 2009

The Theme for the 2009 Tasmanian Heritage festival this year is Water: Our Island’s life force.

To Learn more go here: National Trust Tasmania or click on this downloadable PDF document.

There are some wonderful events happening in this Festival, some are free and others range in cost. It is worth taking a look as you could pleasantly be surprised by what is on offer.

Two Free events that I particularly like are:

Waterfront treasure hunt

Friday 1 – Sunday 31 May
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
16 Argyle Street, Hobart
Phone: 62341427
Time: 9 am to 5 pm daily

Explore the port of Hobart searching for historical clues while learning the history of the waterfront. Pick up your treasure map from the Maritime Museum for a chance to win prizes.

Admission: Free

Transported by Water

Thursday 7 May
Female Factory Memorial Garden and Hobart Rivulet,
16 Degraves St, South Hobart
Phone: 03 6223 1559
Time - 5.00pm to 7.00pm

This Tasmanian Heritage Festival Event will highlight the penal story in Van Diemens Land - without water this story would not be told - history would be changed dramatically!

The convicts were transported across an ocean to the other side of the world and often multiple journeys occurred during the convict men and women's lives.
This event focuses on convicts and the connections forged by water, both in travel and residence. The convict women at the Cascades Female Factory were busy carding and spinning wool beside the Hobart Rivulet while the men on Maria Island, surrounded by the ocean were weaving fabric from this thread.
This two part project will involve workshops for children run by artist, Christina Henri, with schoolchildren from schools in South Hobart and Triabunna prior to 7th May.

The Female Factory Historic Site management has always encouraged a multi disciplinary approach to history and this project will offer an exciting opportunity for children to learn more of their history. Paper boats will be made and decorated by the children in the interpretation of the association between convicts and water. The boats will be briefly set afloat on the Mercury Channel from Triabunna, retrieved then brought to the Hobart Rivulet at the Female Factory for the culminating event on May 7.

These boats will then undergo a second journey, lit by candles, floating down the rivulet towards the ocean. Entertainment will be provided and families encouraged to purchase at the sausage sizzle for an easy picnic style snack.

Other Attractions - Entertainment with a Sausage sizzle, drinks etc available for purchase

Admission: Free
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