Discover our history

Discover our history

Embark on an adventure of historical discovery with Circular Head Heritage Centre. 

Coinciding with the National Trust’s Australian Heritage Festival, the local event will be brimming with our region’s rich heritage. 

Following the theme This Place Matters, delve into stories of Circular Head’s early settlement. 

Learn old style spinning and weaving with Cindy Radford and watch butter churning demonstrations with Vanessa Grant. 

Parks and Wildlife Service Aboriginal Discovery Ranger Jye Crosswell will take a reed basket weaving workshop and share his local knowledge of Aboriginal culture and heritage. 

Dive down a rabbit hole with Patrick Bakes to discovery your family tree and find out more about Stanley’s early settlement with a display by the Stanley Discovery Museum. 

Rob Saltmarsh will talk on Balfour’s booming days and John Hammond will share Robbins Island’s story. Mengha’s Back Paddock’s Jocelyn Flint will share photos from days gone by and for those wanting to experience a different time, dress up in early settler clothing for the photo booth. 

The ever so popular Zygomaturus Tasmanicum, also known as Ziggy will be on display along with research projects from local students. 

Circular Head Heritage Centre’s discovery weekend is on Saturday May 18 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday May 19 from 10am to 2pm for a gold coin donation entry at the Seniors Centre. 

Circular Head Heritage Centre is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 11am to 3pm on the corner of Nelson and King streets, Smithton. 

Circular Head Heritage Centre volunteers Vanessa Grant and Elayne Blake are readily preparing for the upcoming discovery day. Picture: Ashleigh Force.