Tasmanian Caledonian Society

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Tasmanian Caledonian Society

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A Caledonian Society was formed in Hobart in December 1888 to foster and create a taste for the literature, music and sports of Scotland - President His Excellency the Governor, Secretary James Longmore, Treasurer W. Ferguson jun., Musical Conductor Henan Buch. Subscriptions 10 s. 6 d. Life members £5. 5s" (Walch's Almanac1889). The Governor in 1888 was Sir Robert George Crookshank Hamilton K.C.B., born in the Shetland Islands in 1836. The subscription remained the same until the 1911 entry in the Almanac when it was reduced to 5 s. and £3 . 3s. for life members. There was no further mention of the Caledonian Society in the Almanacs until 1916, when the entry appeared again, with the Governor, Sir R. Crawford Munro Ferguson, as patron, but this time the society had a "Chieftain", Dr G. Scott, instead of a president, as does the modern Tasmanian Caledonian Society.

The TASMANIAN CALEDONIAN COUNCIL was formed in 1957 as a combined council consisting of officers of all Tasmanian Caledonian societies to promote friendliness
amongst its own members and societies of a similar nature and to conduct highland games etc.


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