Monthly Archives: September 2012

New Short Film

I have just uploaded a new short film (21 min) of footage I had on one of the Royal Derwent visits, Most of these buildings are gone now except for the Chapel and Ward 10. Images of the past. Royal … Continue reading

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A new Willow Court Site

New Willow Court Site A very creative web site has emerged from a young Tasmanian Student and it contains great photography and audio interviews. It is great to have more information about Willow Court and it’s history in the public … Continue reading

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Rod Quarrell Restorer

            Rod Quarrell sizing up the work on the Willow Court gateway Rod has worked on many heritage properties around Tasmania, including Port Arthur and has volunteered his expertise and time to restoring the beautiful old gates that face … Continue reading

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Exploring the purpose and methodology of establishing a “museum of memory”

I think this article has implication for our current situation and determining our own responses in the creating of a museum of memory, whether it is a physical buildings or words in a book or a website, all these complex … Continue reading

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Restoration of the Gates at Willow Court

Approval has been given to start restoration work on the gates at Willow Court. Work could start as early as the end of the month.

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Friends of Willow Court Meeting

Meeting of the “Friends of Willow Court Committee” this Thursday at the Community Centre, The Avenue, New Norfolk at 7pm.

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Dr Dianne Snowden Profile

Dr Dianne Snowden was appointed as an ex officio member of the new Conservation Committee. She brings a wealth of historical knowledge and expertise to the committee. She is a Hobart-based geneaological researcher and historian and has been a member … Continue reading

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Tender to connect power to site

Today’s Mercury has an advertisement calling for tenders to connect power to the Willow Court site. this has been the next big step that is needed at Willow Court. It will secure the site, allow someone to live nearby or … Continue reading

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Staff log book from 1928 found

An old leather bound Willow Court (1928) staff log book has been found after looking through a family member’s estate. This has been offered to display at Willow Court. It would be wonderful to see artefacts return to a place … Continue reading

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Events Calendar (draft)

Draft Events Calendar Still waiting for approval from the Conservation Committee and then the Friends of Willow Court Committee will be all action. It is so good to have a good news story and see there is action and activities … Continue reading

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