One of the exclusive benefits of membership of THRA is joinin our excursions.

The Association conducts about three excursions a year to places of historical interest. As well as several day or part-day trips, there is sometimes a weekend excursion.

The excursions frequently visit places not open to the public. Expert guides provide information, and excursionists can enrich their journey by sharing their combined knowledge.


Woodsdale Museum

Woodsdale Museum

May Excursion to Oatlands and Woodsdale


On Saturday 25 May 2019 we have an excursion organised as below.


Please Note:- The Excursion is now fully booked!


Leave Cornelian Bay at 9.30 by coach.

Drive to Oatlands where the Oatlands District Historical Society will give us a walking tour of the historic town. We will inspect their excellent museum, which has been developed since our last visit, and will enjoy a delicious home-made morning tea.

We then drive to Woodsdale, where we will inspect the Levendale and Woodsdale historical society’s excellent museum, which has also been developed since our last visit. We will enjoy their delicious home-made afternoon tea. (Neither group has the facilities to provide lunch but their morning and afternoon teas are legendary.)

Return to Cornelian Bay by about 5 pm.


Cost: $50 per head includes coach fare and the two meals.

Numbers are limited to 44.

Note: this excursion is for THRA members only.


Enquiries: Please email Alison Alexander,

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August 2019 Excursion

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We will be organizing a tour of the Hobart Synagogue for Sunday, 25 August at 2.00 pm. The tour will last about one hour and the cost will be $10 per person (cash only). As this building is not large, we can only have a maximum of 25 people on the tour, which will be followed by afternoon tea. Expressions of interest will be sought closer to the event, but for now please note the date and time.

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Previous Excursions


2018 Excursions

Excursion to Connorville, Sunday 29 April


Roderic O'Connor was in charge of building roads and bridges under Governor Arthur in the 1820s, and established a large property at Connorville, near Cressy. This excursion looks at some of his achievements (and otherwise) along the Midlands Highway, then travels to Connorville via O'Connor's proposed main road. O'Connor's descendant, also Roderic O'Connor, will show us over Connorville, which has beautiful gardens and  many historic buildings including a historic water-driven flour mill.


Cost $50  per person, includes bus travel, lunch and afternoon tea


Please contact Alison Alexander,


Payment by Direct Deposit

Account Name: Tasmanian Historical Research

Account: 197838

BSB: 037010

Description: Your Surname – Excursion


or pay by cash at the April THRA meeting, Tuesday 10 April.



High Tea at Runnymede

High Tea at Runnymede


Heading photograph Grubb's tramway (NS1013-1-875), courtesy Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office