Historic Tasmania: Launceston to Hobart with Governor Macquarie

Lachlan Macquarie, governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 visited his small island colony twice, travelling the route between Launceston and Hobart, naming most of the places along the way. We explore the early history of the colony and join the Governor as he journeys across this most distant outpost of the British Empire.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face / Online

SUGGESTED READING

  • Taylor, H.G, The Discovery of Tasmania, Cat & Fiddle Press, 1973
  • Alexander, Alison, Obliged to Submit, Montpelier Press, Tasmania 1999
  • Boyce, James, Van Diemen’s Land, Black Inc, 2008
  • Flanagan, Richard, Wanting, Random House, 2008

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Early Dutch, French and English explorers
  • Risdon Cove – first English settlement
  • Founding of Hobart and Launceston
  • Tour of Hobart, New Norfolk, Mt Nelson
  • Macquarie’s first visit and journey to Port Dalrymple
  • Tour of Launceston and Tamar Valley
  • Macquarie’s second visit and tour of Norfolk Plains villages
  • Midlands Highway, Woolmers, Brickendon, Perth, Campbell Town
  • Ross, Oatlands, Richmond

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, student should be:

  1. Develop a greater understanding of Tasmania’s history and place in Australia’s development.
$74 Limited / $67

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11 Jun

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