What was it really like...?

Nestled in the centre of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery are the earliest buildings still existing from the first European settlement of Hobart, 1804.

"Settlement Secrets" is a theatrical journey amongst these buildings and more.

Step back in time to 1847 with an invitation to meet with the Lt Governor, Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, in his private secretary's cottage.

Talk with James, a "ticket of leave" man who now tends the gardens at Government House.

Stroll through the basement of the Bond Store and learn the secrets of early settlement from an escaped convict turned bushranger who...."shouldn't really be here"!

Secrets and Cover-ups

The magnificent new Custom House....is it really what it seems?

Meet the man who built it and discover it's hidden secrets. Pass through the front door beneath the statues that herald Federation and stand in the inner courtyard that spans the decades between 1824 and 1901.

History and Entertainment intertwined

"Settlement Secrets" is the best way to explore these amazing buildings and structures, preserved in their origional state following settlement in 1804. The theatrical style in which this journey is presented brings the site to life in an entertaining and informative way.

Afterwards, stroll amongst the collection of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then find your way back to where you started, The Commisariat Store, which is now home to the museum Courtyard Cafe.

"Settlement Secrets" is produced by AntipoDean Entertainment under licence to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.


Tours every Monday through Friday.

11.30am and 2pm.

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During my recent time touring with the Australian cast of

"The Sound Of Music" , I am grateful to the following gentlemen for their support in continuing Settlement Secrets.

Click on their pic to read more about them.

Iain Lang Jeff Michel Andrew Casey    
Quinn Griggs Les Winspear


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