William John O’Leary

William John O’Leary

William was 18 years old and working as a porter when he enlisted in April 1915. He grew up in the Deloraine area but was living in Ross with his legal guardians, his sister and her husband, Police Trooper Barker, who was stationed at Ross at the time. William arrived on the Gallipoli peninsula late […]

Launching our newest exhibition

Launching our newest exhibition

A wonderful morning tea was enjoyed at the Museum at the Tasmanian Wool Centre on Thursday 4 April. We launched our new exhibition ‘Our Grateful Thanks, and Loving Remembrance’ in the company of the people who helped us to bring this exhibition to life. From the starting point of conversations with local folks in our community […]

Perfect Autumn Colours

Perfect Autumn colours are brought to you by Uimi with this Jumper & Scarf ‘Piper’, in gorgeous Almond colour. Jumper $229 Scarf $119 Both items are 100% pure merino wool. Come see us or contact us – 03 6381 5466 or info@taswoolcentre.com.au or visit taswoolcentre.com.au Our friendly team look forward to helping you. We ship Australia […]

Warm, soft, light – perfect

This Uimi Jumper ‘Piper’, in Indigo is so soft, warm, yet not at all heavy. 100% pure merino wool. $229 Come see us or contact us – 03 6381 5466 or info@taswoolcentre.com.au or visit taswoolcentre.com.au Our friendly team look forward to helping you. We ship Australia wide. Uimi create unique knitwear by bringing together vibrant […]

Arthur Dowling

Arthur Dowling

Arthur Dowling was 38 and working in Hobart as Secretary of the Tasmania Club when he joined the 12th Battalion in July 1915. His father bred fine Merino sheep on Trefusis before retiring to Roseneath at Ross. Arthur saw service in the Gallipoli campaign and then served in France and Belgium as part of the […]

The Uniting Church (The Methodist Church) 1885

The Uniting Church (The Methodist Church) 1885

The Uniting Church was opened in 1885. Thomas Parramore gave the land and the first stone was quarried from the Beaufront Quarries. Percy Oakden, (son of Phillip, an old Horton College Student) was the architect. His mother, before her marriage, was a Parramore. The foundation stones were laid by Mrs Parramore of Beaufront, Ross, and […]

It’s the detail we love

Loving the detail on the sleeves, band, and neckline of this Uimi Jumper ‘Tabitha’. This colour is Almond, and there are so many colours we can pair it with. Here we’ve placed a gorgeous soft Raffal wrap as a scarf. Perfect Autumn gear! Jumper $289 Scarf $75 Both items are 100% pure merino wool. Come […]

Autumn Yarns

Autumn Yarns

As the weather cools down, spending more time indoors, you might find yourself looking for even more knitting projects! Here’s a selection of pics purely for your Autumn viewing pleasure, crunchy leaves, soft yarns, divine colours. Amongst this lot, we have hand dyed alpaca by Ann Crocombe, Patons Everyday Luxury, Cleckheaton, Heirloom Merino Fleck, and […]

Alfred Louis Smith

Alfred Louis Smith

Alfred was 22 years old when he enlisted in October 1916. He was working as a farm laborer and living with his parents, Alfred and Mary Ann, on Ferndale, west of Ross. Alfred arrived in France in August 1917 after spending time in England. Just six weeks later he was killed in heavy fighting with […]

Autumn Garden

Autumn Garden

As I walked into work this morning I was struck by how much colour there was in our little garden at the Wool Centre. This beautiful garden is cared for by our team member Alan and he’s doing a brilliant job. It’s amazing the things you notice when you actually stop to listen, look, smell, […]

Oh Baby!

Baby shawls! Gorgeous knitting projects you are sure to love. Shepherd pattern book. $18.50 Shepherd Baby Wool Merino. $8.00 Come see us or contact us – 03 6381 5466 or info@taswoolcentre.com.au or visit taswoolcentre.com.au Our friendly team look forward to helping you. We ship Australia wide.

New exhibition at the Tasmanian Wool Centre Museum

New exhibition at the Tasmanian Wool Centre Museum

Our Grateful Thanks and Loving Remembrance   ‘Deeply mourned but duty notably done‘ A mother’s words in a newspaper notice on the first anniversary of her son’s death.   Our Grateful Thanks and Loving Remembrance, the current exhibition at the Tasmanian Wool Centre Museum, is a moving and deeply personal exhibition remembering the soldiers whose […]