“Love and Passion in Van Diemen’s Land”

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: tyson.annabel@gmail.com

Enquiries and dietary requirements: Annabel Tyson,

Tasmanian Branch  Events Coordinator,

Mobile: 0429 311 874