Tasmania

July 15, 2016

Game On For Dutch Boat Project

The theme of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in 2017 is Tasmania’s long Dutch history, starting with the visit of navigator and explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman some […]
July 14, 2016

Meet Our Volunteers – Pieter van der Woude

photo: Rob Oates We thought it was time to shine the limelight on a few of our wonderful AWBF volunteers, some of whom have been involved […]
July 14, 2016

Rapid Fill for AWBF 2017

Expressions of Interest Coming in Fast Selectors report that Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are running high for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2017, but that there’s […]
July 14, 2016

Nice Work If You Can Get It

She’s Big,  She’s Mighty and She’s Tenacious Here’s the latest from the crew of the tall ship Tenacious, bound for Australia and the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.  The […]
June 13, 2016

Great Photography Gets Results

We are very pleased to see the media campaign for the next Australian Wooden Boat Festival get underway with the latest issue of one of Australia’s most […]
June 13, 2016

Huon Pine Escapes Harvest

Our intrepid Media Manager, Daryl Peebles, visited the 29th Australian National Bonsai Convention at Hobart recently and took this photo of a bonsai Huon pine tree, presented […]
May 13, 2016

The Floating Music Shed

This one is just too good to let it go.  Can you remember the 2013 Wooden Boat Festival?  Remember that crazy outback tin shed floating around […]
May 13, 2016

Farewell Trim, hello ‘Trim’

Of all the Jellicle Cats to inhabit the Hobart waterfront, the best-loved was Trim, ship’s cat aboard the two-masted brigantine Windeward Bound for just over 15 […]
May 13, 2016

Of Men and Ice and Wooden Ships

photo: Whaler’s Bay (c) Grant Morgan The early exploration of Antarctic waters south of 60 degrees South was perilous in the extreme, not just because of the […]