Bryan Mary Fitch

Bryan Mary Fitch

Bryan joined the 12th Battalion in August 1916, at the age of 26. Bryan was working as a labourer and his father, Thomas, was a shearer on Syndal. The family had strong ties with Tunbridge and owned property there. Bryan arrived in France in April 1917. In September that year, he was shot in the […]

Harry John (Stump) Richards

Harry John (Stump) Richards

Harry enlisted in July 1915 at the age of 27. He was, like many of the Richards clan, a monumental mason. Harry arrived in France in November 1916, assigned to the 28th Battalion. In June 1917, during operations near Babaume, Harry was transferred to hospital in England with Trench Fever. He was discharged in January […]

Charles McGee

Charles McGee

Charles was 41 when he signed up with the 12th Battalion in September 1915. He sailed from Fremantle in January 1916 and arrived in France (via Egypt) in June. In July he was appointed to the rank of Gunner with the 10th Field Artillery Brigade and posted to the 39th Battery. In October 1918 he […]

Henry (Harry) Gillam

Henry (Harry) Gillam

Harry had been working as a miner when he enlisted in March 916, joining the 40th Battalion. He was 26, and married to Ellie, the sister of Tom Garwood. From August 1917, he was deployed fighting in France and Belgium. He was awarded the Belgium Croix de Guerre for his role in action at Passchendaele […]

George Stanley Roberts

George Stanley Roberts

George Roberts was working as a telegraphist in June 1915, when he enlisted in the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade at the age of 18. His father, Elijah, was a blacksmith and wheelwright, and lived in Church Street, Ross. George arrived at Gallipoli in November 1915 then, after the forces were evacuated, became dangerously ill in […]

I’m looking for a n’ewe home!

I’m looking for a n’ewe home!

Woolly baa greetings to ewe. It’s Rosscoe here to let ewe know that I’m looking for a n’ewe home. My current live-in gig as the woolly coat-wearing doorman/meeter/greeter/selfie-pal at the Tasmanian Wool Centre is over. Kindly but firmly, I was told “Rosscoe, our relationsheep must come to an end, ewe’re pasture prime”. The shear nerve […]

Jim’s on the job as our new doorman

Jim’s on the job as our new doorman

A month ago “Jim” arrived to take up his post as our new doorman to welcome you to the Tasmanian Wool Centre. He’s been doing a great job, is the cause of many smiles and is always available for selfies. Jim is a two-year-old Superfine Merino ram who has joined us from Trefusis stud, just […]

Leslie Charles Bean

Leslie Charles Bean

Leslie worked with his father and brother as a shepherd on Williamwood before enlisting in April 1916. He served in the 15th Field Company of Engineers in France, and was gassed in fighting in April 1918, in the second battle of Villers-Bretonneux. His mother died in 1917 with tow of her sons, Leslie and Arnold, […]

Children’s Summer Holiday Activities 2020

Children’s Summer Holiday Activities 2020

The Tasmanian Wool Centre & Museum have a fun summer program for children every weekday throughout January 2020, including outdoor games and hands-on activities. Outdoor Games Traditional children’s outdoor games will be available on the Tasmanian Wool Centre lawn weekdays in January between the hours of 11.00am and 2.00pm (weather permitting). Challenge your family to […]

Christmas Sale Evening

Christmas Sale Evening

Tasmanian Wool Centre Christmas Sale A Christmas Twilight Market will be held in the gardens of the Man O’ Ross Hotel on Saturday 14th December. Find info here. It’s a great evening to visit Ross, because many of our local businesses will be open during for the evening as well. And so will we at […]

Hearth – a living sculpture

Hearth – a living sculpture

A living sculpture watched over by two ancestral trees on the hill above. “ Hearth is a living sculpture that sits at a human and ecological crossroad – a point of connection. A place for resting, refuge, passage and return. Animals, plants and people have passed through here for millennia.  Pathways that link landscapes through past […]

William George Garwood

William George Garwood

William George Garwood William was a 34 year old miner when he enlisted in August 1915. He served in the 51st and 52nd Battalions, arriving in France in April 1916. In September 1917, he was promoted to Corporal but four days later suffered a shrapnel wound to his head and knee during fighting at Polygon […]