WESTBURY & DISTRICTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow

20th Century

  • 1901 - Clock Tower for Holy Trinity Church

    Holy Trinity Catholic ChurchDedicated to the memory of Archdeacon Hogan, the Clock tower was added to the Church in 1901.

  • 1902 - Water Works opened

    Officials and others at the Opening of the Westbury-Hagley Water Works The Westbury-Hagley Water Works are completed and officially opened on 19th May.

  • The Westbury Quilt completed

    QuiltThe Misses Hampson, two sisters living on a farm near Westbury, in Tasmania between 1900 and 1903, spent their days embroidering scenes from their farm and the nearby village on a red coloured quilt. It was completed in 1903. It has since become one of Australia’s most treasured pieces of folk art, known as The Westbury Quilt and held in the National Gallery of Art in Canberra.

  • Commercial changes

    Mr. Francis H.Fitzpatrick acquires the licence of the Western Railway and Commercial Hotel. Mr. James F. Sullivan purchases Morrison's General Store in William Street.

  • Church Pulpit for St Andrew's Church

    The church pulpit skilfully carved by Mrs. Ellen Nora Payne (nee Field) arrives from England and is installed in St. Andrews Church of England on Lonsdale Promenade.

  • 4th Term as Warden

    Mr. Daniel Burke is elected Warden of the Westbury Municipal Council for a fourth term.

  • Mr Walter Lee elected Premier of Tasmania

    Mr. Walter Lee is elected Premier of Tasmania.