Battery Point Historic House Plaques Project
Expressions of interest are sought from community members interested in having a historic house plaque associated with their residence or building.
- is supported by a grant from the Hobart City Council Community Fund and takes place between October 2021 and April 2022
- invites and assists residents to research the history of their house and for key information to be included on plaques that will be affixed to individual properties
- will include properties from different times and architectural styles
- is envisaged to include between 30 and 50 properties through a phased process.
The plaques will:
- be small in dimension, professionally designed and of quality material to reflect the historic character and diversity of Battery Point (see the example at the end of this post)
- typically be attached to residential fences or gates by professional grade double-sided adhesive tape
- contain text of about 65 words that will provide passers-by and visitors with interesting insights into the rich and varied history of the precinct. Participants will have the opportunity to provide additional information about their property in a special section of the Association website. This will be accessed by means of a QR code on the plaque.
Community members will:
- express interest in being involved in the project through the Association’s contact form by clicking here. Please provide a very brief rationale for your interest.
- have flexibility in the choice of text to be included on their plaque; for example, they could focus on the architectural style of the house, people who have lived in the house, the different uses of the house over time
- be encouraged to work and share their activities with others in the community.
The Association Committee will:
- manage the project, under the leadership of Marylouise Brammer
- provide ongoing support and advice to participants on developing the text of their plaque through the Association website, email and personal contact
- direct participants to sources of information, including the helpful guide from Libraries Tasmania ‘Researching a building’s history’
- edit the final text, in consultation with participants, to ensure consistency of language and style
- on completion, organise an event to celebrate the outcomes of the project.