Brian Rollins

Why the Bay under Round Hill Point? – How Burnie came to be

Exploring the events that led to Emu Bay (or the Bay under Round Hill Point as it was then known) being chosen as the Van Diemen’s Land Company’s supply port for its inland farms. This decision led to the development of Burnie as we know it today.  Throughout the talk various aspects of life, exploration and settlement in the 1820’s will be related to the present day landscape.