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2021 Ross Bicentenary Events

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Ross … 200 years.

To commemorate this milestone, a range of events are planned across the year of 2021. A summary is below. Further information can be found by contacting the Tasmanian Wool Centre on 6381 5466.

Originally the area we know as Ross was called Argyle Plains, named by Governor Macquarie on his first visit in 1811. On his next visit 10 years later in 2021, Governor Macquarie proclaimed the settlement a town. Ross was the name of the parliamentary seat of his friend H M Buchanan of Loch Lomond, Scotland.

A little more of the story can be found here.

In 2021 we are marking this anniversary with a number of events for the community and visitors to enjoy.

Feb – June: Education exhibition at the Tasmanian Wool Centre Museum, “It Takes a Village”

21 February: Bike Ride with Picnic Lunch.

13 March: If These Halls Could Talk – Ten Days on the Island Festival

18 April: Hike

8 May: BushFeast

2 June: Formal Ceremony at the Town Hall. Quilt unveiling. Visitors Book.

June – Dec: Exhibition at the Tasmanian Wool Centre Museum: “20 Objects”.

May – June: centenary Trees

August: ‘A Night at the Pub’. Pub talk with previous publicans.

12 Sept: Ross Running Festival.

17 October: Bicentenary Cricket Match.

13 November: Remembrance Day Dance – 50s Swing Band and Period Dress.

20 November: Open Houses & Gardens – Walk within Ross village, Bus to Historical Properties.

31 December: New Year’s eve on the Green Village Fair.

Stay tuned, as other concept ideas become reality.