History Symposium

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The Furneaux Maritime History Association invites you to our History Symposium to be held at Lady Barron, in the Lady Barron Memorial Hall, from the 12th to the 14th of August 2022.

Our first visitors came here, accidentally, in 1797: Matthew Flinders came here four times, just part of "Our Maritime Heritage"

Our Presenters include

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr Robyn Greaves
  • Jim Everett - Mariner
  • Thomas Gunn (PhD) Historian
  • Kerry Mansell - Boat-builder
  • Tim Smith (PhD) G-Grandson of C.H. Smith

Our Programme

Fri 12th - Patsy Adam Smith Exhibition: 5.30-8pm
Sat 13th - Symposium Day One: 9-4pm**
Sat 13th - Symposium Dinner: 6-9pm (optional)
Sun 14th - Symposium Day Two:  9-4pm**
Sun 14th - Community Barbeque: 5.30-8pm

** Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided.

Guest of Honour: Mr Michael Adam-Smith, son of Patsy Adam-Smith, author of the books Moonbird People and There Was a Ship.

Our Provider Partners

Air Travel to Flinders Island

Transport (Car Hire & Driver Service)

Accommodation in Lady Barron

Our Provider Partners support the Symposium by offering a 10% discount, or group charter savings,  for the duration of your visit to our islands.

All Registrants will receive a monthly FMHA email Newsletter and Symposium Updates

Our 'Early Bird' Registration Deal

Our venue limits our attendance to 100. We will take registrations on a first come, first served basis. Early registrants will receive a 20% discount on the normal Registration Fee of $150. Offer ends May 31, 2022. Early Bird registration also includes: a 10% discount on air travel, transport and accommodation; airport to accommodation and return transfers; Friday evening function (includes entry + welcome drink); and the Sunday evening community BBQ. FMHA MEMBERS RECEIVE A 25% DISCOUNT.


How To Register Early

Pay registration fee, of $120 per person, to our bank account - Bank Details - BSB: 737 615  A/c: 542 865

Email your transfer receipt and telephone number to the FMHSymposium@gmail.com e-mail address below.

We will confirm by return email, with additional information to assist you making your bookings.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: EMAIL FMHSymposium@gmail.com or call: 0407 906 186

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