Saturday 14 April
Tasmanian Highlands Day
Supported by the City of Hobart
Today’s workshops show some of the bush skills europeans settlers developed to survive in the Highlands.
Leather Making (from possum skins)
Shingle Splitting (for furniture making and house building)
Arts & Games for kids
Little Devil Donuts & Allegro Coffee vans
The international award-winning film The Tale of Ruby Rose is based loosely on stories film’s writer / director Roger Scholes collected from trappers and the early European communities who lived in the Tasmanian highlands around the Walls of Jerusalem in the 1930’s.
The Central Highlands covers 8,010 sq km, or 12 per cent of Tasmania's land mass and is the original home to the northern and big river aboriginal tribes. It boasts glorious scenery and early evidence of European settlements dating back to the early 19th century.
The Highlands is a World Heritage Area, with two national parks and a Wilderness Conservation Areas is known as the home to the best trout fishing in the southern hemisphere.
Photography Exhibition / Film Memorabilia / Childrens' Art Table
Take a visual wander through life in Tasmania between the 1900's and 1940's. Photos from a collection of photographs curated by Simon Cubit & Nic Haygarth.
Have a close look at some of the props from the film. And photographs by Peter Whyte.
Childrens' Games & Art Table
Where the children can sit down and create some art that reflects this amazing area and take part in some 1930's games.
photos by Peter Whyte