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200 Years



Help us cOMMEMORATE 200 years

Adam and John Amos arrived in Hobart Town in March 1821 onboard the Emerald, and were advised to look for land on the unsettled East Coast of Van Dieman's Land. Adam and John were entitled to land grants which they located on the Swan River at Cranbrook. By 1824 their farms were supplying the district with flour, and five years later had many other substantial improvements.

The Amos Family Bicentenary will be held at the family estates at Cranbrook, Tasmania. This historic event will occur on the first Saturday following the 200 year anniversary of the Hobart landing of 17 March 1821 and commencing Saturday 20 March 2021.

A daytime event of two days - open to family members, relatives and interested parties, you may wish to contact us so we can send email updates direct to your address. Feedback on our website most welcome.


For further information on Friends of the BiC, Links to other East Coast Tasmania sites and About Us. Also see menu items bottom of each page.

2021 PROGRAMME (tentative)



1pm – Grounds Open - Registration

2.30pm – Welcome to Country

3pm – Official Opening and unveiling of the Amos 200 Cairn

3-5pm – Orientation Walk and presentation in the History tent - Tea available throughout the afternoon

5-6pm – Whisky and Wine tastings

6-8pm – Spit roast buffet style

8-10pm – Music on the lawn


9-10.30am – Continental Breakfast serving Coffee & Tea

11-12pm – Gala Kirk Service / Lawn Croquet  

12 noon – Informal gathering, Craigie Knowe and Gala Wineries Open

2pm – Auld Lang Syne


Top banner: Map of Tasmania in 1859 by William Hogan (National Library of Australia, Rex Nan Kivell Collection, NK1777)