Eaglehawk Neck Hall
The Hall has been in continuous use for nearly 90 years. Its construction was funded by the Eaglehawk Neck community and it was officially opened on the 1st December 1928.
It remains a vital focal point for the community to this day. It was almost destroyed by fire in 2009 but was rebuilt, again by the local community. Look for the scorched floor-boards in the main hall as evidence of the fire.
The hall is now fitted out with a modern kitchen, air conditioning, state-of-the-art sound system, theatrical stage, separate meeting room, toilets and other modern facilities. New internal toilets have recently been installed.
The Hall has a long history and has always been central to community life. It is now regularly used for a wide range of activities by various interest groups.
It is available for hire for private functions – weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, conferences, dances, theatre, concerts, workshops, wakes, meetings, sports, games, kids things – pretty much anything! Fees from $25.00 for two hours minimum hire (and $10 for every extra hour) or $100 dollars per day.
Contact Jill on 0404 967 120
Eaglehawk Neck Market: Our monthly markets are held in and around the Hall on the second Saturday of the month, from 9.30am-12.30pm (to 1.30pm in the summer months). Lots of home-made preserves and sauces, craftwork, books (lots of books!!), bric-a-brac, a sizzling barbecue (in daylight savings months), plenty of hot food – including the Pirates Pantry offering coffee, tea and cakes.
It’s a great place to catch up with friends and neighbours, welcome visitors, relax over a cuppa and/or a bite to eat and buy some bargains. There’s plenty of free parking.
For stall bookings – only $5.00 – contact Sallie on 0458 726425.
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES AT THE HALL
- Circuit training Mondays 9.30am-10.30am during term time. $11.00- purchase your pre-paid circuit card for $55 from the Dunalley Tasman Community House
- Pilates on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the Community House
Learn and Play Bridge at the Neck: Contact Helen 6250 3172 to check Bridge is running- currently in recess
- Yoga Sunday mornings with Ben 9.00 – 10.30am $15 per session restarting mid March 2019
This month at the Eaglehawk Neck Hall
Movies at the Neck
Saturday 9 MARCH at 7.00pm – Ladies in Black (PG, 105 minutes) – Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, and directed by Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy), this tells the story of a group of women working in an up-market department store in late 1950s Sydney, the coming of age of a girl (Angourie Rice) who gets a holiday job there before hopefully going to University, and the effect of the newly arrived ‘reffos’ on Australian culture.
Thursday 14 MARCH at 7.30pm – The Merger (M, 103 minutes) – “The Castle plays footy’ best describes this Australian comedy written and starring Australian comedian Damian Callinan (and based on his play) about a small town footy club that is about to fold, or worse still, merge with its rival. Also stars John Howard (Sea Change) and the late Penny Cook (A Country Practice).
Eaglehawk Neck Hall Market: Saturday 9 MARCH 9.30am – 1.30pm. Local art and craft, pre-loved books, plants, and home baked goodies. The Pirate’s Pantry serves teas, espresso coffee and delicious snacks. The Gala Easter Market will be on Easter Saturday April 20th 9.30 – 1.30pm. For stall bookings and information contact Sallie on 0458 726 425.
Australian Hearing will be visiting the Eaglehawk Neck Hall on Friday 15 MARCH 2019 from 11:30am to 3:30pm to offer hearing checks, advice on hearing health, hearing technologies and helping someone with hearing loss. No bookings needed – just hop aboard on the day! For more information contact Jess Tyler, Australian Hearing on 0419 624 217. Cancer Council Tasmania will also be at the Hall with information on early detection of cancer, cancer screening programs, prevention and Support Services from 1.00 – 3.00 pm. Drop by for a chat and pick up some information. Phone Jill on 6169 1900 for more information.
Preloved Books– come along to the Eaglehawk Neck Hall, 1.00pm – 3.00pm 15th MARCH to browse the great selection of second-hand books and magazines. Lots of genres- drop in and see for yourself.
Bridge at the Neck: in recess
Eaglehawk Neck Hall Bookings: For meetings, activities, parties, weddings – contact 0404 967 120 for bookings.
Eaglehawk Neck Community & Hall Association Inc. –
The Association owns, manages and maintains the Hall on land leased from the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. The cost of the Hall’s upkeep is generated by fundraising activities as it receives no financial support from the Tasman Council or government.
Many members of the local community and those owning holiday homes in the town are active members of the Association and contribute to its upkeep and the many community activities for which it is used.
Meetings are held monthly and the AGM is held around July. New members are encouraged and welcomed.
Committee members for 2017/18
President: Jill Pierce
Vice President: Sallie Creeses
Secretary: John Gardner, Assist Sec: Deirdre Jones.
Treasurer: Kathy Weidner Assist Tr: Dave Moser
Rose Bowes, Tony Creese, Lea Dodson , Denise Moser
The Eaglehawk Neck Action Community Taskforce (ENACT):
This community group, a subcommittee of the EHN Community & Hall Association, was formed in early 2013 after a public meeting identified the gradual erosion of infrastructure in Eaglehawk Neck over recent years and the many significant projects that needed to be progressed in order to meet our
MISSION – “To make Eaglehawk Neck a better place to visit & live.”
The group has a long list of aspirational goals and is working closely with Tasman Council, the Parks and Wildlife Service, the State Government and other stake-holders to achieve their Mission.
This website was a great start (with nearly 40,000 visitors so far, from 129 countries), as is the new welcome sign at the top of the hill.
Seven new picnic tables have been installed throughout Eaglehawk Neck, with one more to be placed. – built from Monterey Pine timber from trees planted in 1918 that formed a memorial soldiers’ walk at the Port Arthur Historic Site – substantially funded through an Anzac Centenary Local Projects Grant and the Eaglehawk Neck Community & Hall Association. Built by local craftsmen Stuart Meeking and Rob Monk, with assistance from local volunteers, Tasman Council, Peninsula Readymix and Lufra Hotel.
New public toilets and picnic facilities are now part of a redeveloped Whale Watchers Lookout (former surfers’ carpark).
The Eaglehawk Neck Coastal Trail, from the Tessellated Pavement to the Devil’s Kitchen, is becoming a reality.
Community working bees have improved the amenity and area around the community hall and the garden around the Officers Quarters. Restoration is a longer term goal.
Road safety is being addressed, as is bush fire planning and mitigation.
The future of Waterfall Bay Road is also an issue of concern that is being addressed, especially now that it has been improved.
There is still much to do.
ENACT Meetings – 4th Thursday each month at 5pm at the Lufra Hotel. Interested visitors most welcome to sit in on the meetings.
People interested in nominating for the ENACT committee, providing financial or in-kind support or being an active supporter for fundraising, working bees, etc., are welcome to contact the Chairman – Arthur Orchard on 0419 123 302 or at email@example.com
The Eaglehawk Neck Hall Film Society
The Society operates year round screening a mix of classical and modern films designed to please most people. ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Red Dog’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ are typical films.
You don’t have to be a local to come along and enjoy a good night out at the movies. The film starts at 7.00 pm and are usually preceded by a light meal served from 6pm on the Saturday viewings.
EAGLEHAWK NECK COMMUNITY HALL
FILM SOCIETY SCREENINGS
MARCH 2018 TO AUGUST 2018
All Film Society screenings will be shown at the EHN Community Hall.
- Saturday screenings at the Hall, are usually on the second Saturday of the month at 7.00 pm (two in March). Come along earlier on the Saturdays at 6.00pm for HOT FOOD and snacks; and
- Thursday screenings at the Hall, usually on the first or second Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.
The screenings will be advertised in the Tasman Gazette Community Diary and via emails to members. All profits go to the EHN Community Hall.
Thursday 10 May at 7.30pm – Loving Vincent (M 91 minutes) – The world’s first animated feature film created from oil paintings. This acclaimed film tells the story of the last days of the great painter Vincent van Gogh, his death in the French town of Auvers-sur-Oise, and his relationship with his brother Theo. Voiced by Chris O’Dowd, Saorise Ronan, Aidan Turner and Helen McCrory. Many of the scenes are created from van Gogh’s paintings. Winner of several best animated film awards and nominated in this year’s Oscars.
Saturday 12 May at 7.00pm – Murder on the Orient Express (M 122 minutes) – A remake of the Agatha Christie classic old school whodunit directed by Kenneth Branagh, he also stars as Detective Hercule Poirot, with a stellar cast including Johnny Depp (Finding Neverland), Derek Jacobi (I Claudius), Judi Dench (Philomena), Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch) and Michelle Pfeiffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys).
Saturday 9 June at 7.00pm – The Post (M 116 minutes) – Latest Steven Spielberg-directed drama about the Washington Post’s decision in the 1970s to publish what became known as the Pentagon Papers, the cover-up by the administrations of four US Presidents of their country’s real involvement in the Vietnam war. Starring Meryl Streep as Post owner/publisher Kay Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee. Nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress Oscars..
Saturday 14 July at 7.00pm – Call Me By Your Name (M 132 minutes) – Set in the beautiful countryside of northern Italy in the summer of 1983, and based on the acclaimed novel by Andre Aciman, this is the coming-of-age story of 17-year-old Elio and his relationship with his anthropologist father’s new research assistant. Nominated for four Oscars, including best picture and actor.
Saturday 11 August at 7.00pm – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (MA15+ 115 minutes) – Written and directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), and nominated for 7 Oscars including best picture, actress and original screenplay, this very black comedy/drama tells the story of aggrieved mother Mildred (Frances McDormand – Fargo), who seeks answers to the stalled investigation of her daughter’s murder, and the repercussions of her actions on her small town. An emotional rollercoaster of a film.
Hope you can make it to the screenings and that the calendar has enough films of interest for you. For more information, please call me on 6250 3949.
Dave Moser, Screening Coordinator
For more information, please contact Dave on 6250 3949.
Dave Moser, Screening Coordinator
Eaglehawk Neck History Group
This group meets monthly. Visitors always welcome to come along to discuss local history and exchange memorabilia. Check with Terry for venue for meeting.
The group also organises an annual Eaglehawk Neck Hall History Day & Display – Contact Terry on 03 62503248 for more information.
Eaglehawk Neck Coastcare Group
The group meets occasionally at the Hall car park for a working bee on some Mondays. Visitors who want to help conserve our beautiful coastline are always welcome – please wear suitable clothes and boots. Check work is happening with Dave first.
Contact Dave on 03 6250 3949 for details.
Bridge Group with Jenny Penny:
Contact Helen on 62503172. Currently in recess