2021 Ross Bicentenary Events
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.
3 – 26 September: Sculpture Tasmania Tin Can Exhibition, at the Thistle Inn, Church Street.
26 September: Ross Running Festival bicentenary marathons.
Sept – date TBA: Ross Village Green Official Opening.
10 October: Bicentenary Concert Camerata Obscura, at the Ross Town Hall.
17 October: Ross Remembered, at the Ross Community Sports Club.
29 – 31 October: TBC. Set in Stone | David Bleakley Art Exhibition and Auction, at Tasmanian Wool Centre | The Scotch Thistle Stables.
13 November: Bicentenary Remembrance Day Dance – 50s Swing Band and Period Dress, at the Ross Town Hall.
27 November: Open Houses & Gardens – Walk within Ross village, Bus to Historical Properties.
4 – 5 December: Bicentenary Gala Day of Cricket, at the Ross Sports Ground.
31 December: New Year’s eve on the Green Village Fair.
Stay tuned, as other concept ideas become reality.
All events subject to change decided by the Ross Bicentenary Planning Group. Updates and individual details will be shared via posters around the town, mailbox drop flyers and the Ross Bicentenary Facebook page
Past Bicentenary events in 2021
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: Bicentenary Ramble. Hike and picnic lunch.
8 May: Bicentenary BushFeast at Roseneath.
27 May – 10 June: Dressing the Trees Installation. Church Street.
2 June: Formal Ceremony at the Town Hall. Quilt unveiling. Visitors Book.
3 June: Lecture on ‘The Hidden Secrets of the Ross Bridge’, 2pm, Town Hall. Free admission.
4 June: Public viewing of the Bicentenary Quilt and photographic display of the design process, 10am – 4pm, Town Hall. Free admission.
17 July: Bicentenary Dinner at Ross Community Sports Club.