The Maritime Museum is attempting to revive MHOOT ('Maritime Heritage Organisations of Tasmania') and to this end organised a seminar at the Launceston Museum on Wednesday 27th. It was well attended and a reminder of how well endowed with boaty history we are in Tasmania.
Several years ago a pamphlet was prepared for those wishing to tour this history, but it wasn't a success and is now well out of date. The meeting decided that on the basis of the lessons learnt from that experience that we should have another go. If you have some ideas for this publication post 'em in to the secretary: email@example.com.
Ros Barnett and Richard Forster presented on behalf of the LBT - their topic 'Engaging our Community'. There was a fair bit of curiosity about what the LBT is up to, and we can expect some visitors down for the Winterfest.
Riveting as all this was, we kids were much more interested in the Launceston museum itself. For those who don't know it is set in the old Inveresk railway workshops, many of which have been retained. Needless to say the railway exhibits are fabulous, but its got dinosaurs and model T Fords and guns and everything.