Early Burnie

An exhibition exploring the history of our region before 1900

Explore Burnie’s beginnings as a privately owned enterprise and follow its progress through the 19th century. Discover many of the Burnie Regional Museum’s fascinating and significant objects dating from before 1900. Learn about early exploration and the exploits of the Van Diemen’s Land Company; life in the region for early settlers; and the events which led to Burnie’s first economic boom at the turn of the 20th century.

Early Burnie – An exhibition exploring the history of our region before 1900 is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s Your Community Heritage Program and assisted through Arts Tasmania’s Roving Curator Program by the Minister for the Arts.

Early Burnie at the Burnie Regional Museum

Lunchtime Talks

Brian Rollins

Why the Bay under Round Hill Point? – How Burnie came to be

Libby Mercer

Life for the Easton family as early settlers in the North-West

Geoff Dean and Allan Jamieson

The Van Diemen’s Land Company: The First 100 years

Peter Mercer

Bushranging and Piracy: The Bradley and O’Connor Story