Narryna, 103 Hampton Road, Battery Point
Sunday – 6th November 2022 2pm
The passionate private life of George Meredith (1777-1856) “King of Oyster Bay”
is the back story to this exhibition which features Thomas Bock portraits of George and Mary Meredith
from the collection of the East Coast Heritage Museum, Swansea. The large four-post bed that belonged to
George Meredith and referenced in his personal letters to his wife Mary has recently been acquired by Narryna.
The bed made in the 1830’s by leading cabinetmaker, William Hamilton, is an outstanding example of early furniture.
The Meredith family played a prominent role on Tasmania’s east coast. The exhibition also includes previously unseen
watercolours by Louisa Anne Meredith (1812-1895), niece and daughter-in-law of George Meredith.
The exhibition provides an unusually personal insight into the private lives of a Tasmanian colonial family through
their own family treasures.
RSVP by 31st October 2022
Cost: Members $60.00, including drinks and refreshments,
payable to the Australiana Society prior to the event.
BSB 067 000, Account no. 1093 9529
Register your payment with LP + your surname + initials (e.g. LP Smith S)
If paying by cheque – please post to Gemma Webberley,
Treasurer, Australiana Society – Tasmanian Branch,
Poplarville, 68 Risdon Road New Town 7008
Please confirm your booking by email with Annabel Tyson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries and dietary requirements: Annabel Tyson,
Tasmanian Branch Events Coordinator,
Mobile: 0429 311 874