New Discoveries, Old Traps

New Discoveries Old Traps

New Discoveries, Old Traps: Researching the West Coast's Past

Lou Rae

Prominent Tasmanian historian Lou Rae will present new information on his research of West Coast history – including access to records, pitfalls in research, and new unpublished facts on the region's early mining history. The presentation will include discussion on Lou's upcoming book which will cover the area encompassed by the fomer West Coast municipalities of Queenstown, Gormanston and Strahan, from Aboriginal occupation through to 1935, by which time the Mt Lyell Company was completely dominant over all it surveyed.

Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground