Celebrating the history of Australian Rules in Tasmania

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Our Collection

The Tasmanian Australian Rules History and Heritage Museum Inc. (TARHHM) shall collect, conserve, research and exhibit our footballing history and heritage to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the game and the impact it has had on the state of Tasmania. The objective shall be to promote Australian Rules Football as a valuable cultural and sporting force within the community.

The primary emphasis of the collection will be on Australian Rules Football as played in the State of Tasmania at the highest level in and/or by Tasmanians but it will also reflect the game played at all levels including at the community and social level.

Our group will undertake research into the collection and energetically disseminate the results through its exhibitions, publications, public programs and website for the benefit of the Tasmanian and Australian community. A high standard of integrity and management of the collection is paramount to this objective.

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What’s On

In 2024 our group will be displaying items from our ever-growing collection in Libraries Tasmania locations around the state.

2023 saw us show off some of our collection items in displays in Ulverstone (July), Devonport (September) and Hobart (September/October/November).

November 2022 was our first display as a group at the Hobart library which had good support from the public.

Below are some of the photos from these displays.

Keep watching this page for dates and times of our next displays around the state.

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About Us

The Tasmanian Australian Rules History and Heritage Museum group promotes, celebrates, and educates about the long and storied history of football in Tasmania, Australia.
We started our group during Covid19 to keep people connected and it has grown into a group who are now looking to share their treasures and preserve our rich Tasmanian history and heritage.

In partnership with the Tasmanian Government the AFL and Libraries Tasmania, and we will continue our strong relationships with Tasmanian football communities, AFL Tasmania and the Tasmania Football Club. Our goal is to have our museum housed in the stadium or within the Macquarie Point Precinct. We are a passionate group and we aim to have one of the best Australian football museums in the country.

John Klug (Co-Chair)                 
Ross Latham (Co-Chair)              
Robert Shaw (Deputy Chair)           
David Charlesworth (Public Officer)    

Damien Dillon

Matt Hillier

David Langmaid
Steve Old
Helen Lethborg
Mark Colegrave

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We’re always grateful to people who donate their own treasured objects to our collection. Many important items have been kindly donated by the friends and family of past and present generations of Tasmanian footballers, officials and families.