"History is a story easily forgotten if it isn’t retold"
We're keeping our stories and history alive here on the Peninsula
The South Arm Peninsula has a rich heritage of people and places with many stories to tell, starting many tens of thousands of years ago with the palawa/pakana people of lutruwita/Tasmania.
Over many decades, local historian, Maurice Potter, has gathered many images and tales of European settlement, much of which is displayed in the History Room at the South Arm Community Centre. (Read about the official opening here.)
Maurice's legacy continues today through the work of History Room custodian, Michael Topfer. Start your journey through the last 200 years with these snippets from our archives.
The first land grant on the South Arm peninsula was to William Gellibrand who was granted over 2,000 acres in 1824. This was later increased to 3,900 acres to Collins Springs, now a part of the Gellibrand Drive subdivision.
A Walk in South Arm history with Maurice Potter - Part 2
South Arm historian, Maurice Potter, continues his walk in history.
Part 1 took us from Goats Bluff to the South Arm Store and today he's taking us for a further wander back in time and along the road, filling in some background as go. See if you can visualise South Arm back then...