We usually meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at
the Wrest Point Casino Hotel, Sandy Bay Road,
Sandy Bay, where there is usually a guest speaker.
Click here to see our current program.
The image above is a detail from the photograph "Bellerive
Panorama from Mornington Hill" which was taken during
the visit to Hobart by the Duke and Duchess of York in July 1901. This image is provided to the SBHS courtesy of the
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. It shows the rural hillsides of Sandy Bay. The hawthorn hedges which divide the
land grants can be clearly seen.
Members who attended the "Sandy Bay Connections" conference in
1997 will recall that Mssrs Medhurst and Hallam
communicated by radio with the HMS St George which accompanied the HMS Juno and the Royal Yacht HMS Ophir
in which the Duke and his bride were travelling.
Keen researchers may speculate as to the identity of the vessel shown in this image.
Self Guided Historical Walks
The Society welcomes enquiries, but cannot undertake detailed
We have an enquiries page and invite you to solve a problem or submit one.
The Society has a Facebook page: Sandy Bay Historical Society, Hobart Tasmania
The Society has one publication: Sandy Bay Connections
Papers and Proceedings from a conference held in 1997.
This book is available from the Society for $5 plus $2 postage.
You can contact the Society by writing to the President, GPO Box
431, Hobart TAS 7001,
or email Kerry Edwards at