Tasman Bridge Disaster Exhibition

To commemorate 40th Anniversary of the collapse of the Tasman Bridge in which 12 people tragically lost their lives Clarence City Council will be re-running it’s immensely popular exhibition A City Divided: The Tasman Bridge Disaster through January in the Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny Farm.

To commemorate 40th Anniversary of the collapse of the Tasman Bridge in which 12 people tragically lost their lives Clarence City Council will be re-running it’s immensely popular exhibition A City Divided: The Tasman Bridge Disaster through January in the Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny Farm.

The exhibition explores the personal stories related to the bridge disaster and its importance in the development of the Eastern Shore through the use of oral history recordings, photographs, archival film footage and artefacts from the Lake Illawarra.

Mayor Doug Chipman said the aim was to focus not only on the disaster itself, but also highlight the impacts the loss of the bridge had on life in greater Hobart, particularly those in the City of Clarence.

“This was a significant event in the history of Hobart and Clarence. The events of January 5, 1975 changed the fabric of Hobart and Clarence, in particular those things we now take for granted such as access to healthcare, education as well as how we work.” He said.

 The exhibition is open from 11am to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday until Jan 25th. To commemorate the disaster special additional opening will hours will operate Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th Jan 11am – 5pm. (Closed Mon/Tues 12th/13th and 19th/20th).

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