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. During the summer months,
we may meet outdoors to enjoy a guided walk to a local place of interest. The Society has a dinner
and speaker in June and December. 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 idenity of the vessel shown in this image.
The Society welcomes enquiries, but cannot undertake detailed
research. We have an enquiries
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, 53
Roslyn Avenue Kingston Beach TAS 7050,
or email Kerry Edwards at