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 $10.00 per hour or $80 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 – a measly $5.00 – contact Sallie on 0458 726425.
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES AT THE HALL
- Circuit training Mondays 9.30am-10.30am $11.00- purchase your pre-paid circuit card for $55 from the Dunalley Tasman Community House
Learn and Play Bridge at the Neck: Learners and other bridge fans play every Friday 1.00pm – 3.30pm at the Eaglehawk Neck Community Hall. Come along and join the fun. Contact Helen 6250 3172 for more information.
- Yoga Sunday mornings with Ben 9.00 – 10.30am $15 per session
This month at the Eaglehawk Neck Hall
Monthly Market Saturday 12th August 9.30am – 12.30 pm. (Sallie–0458 726 425)
Film Nights Saturday 12th August “Gosford Park” 7.00pm , food at 6.0pm (Dave-6250 3949)
Film Club AGM 4.00pm on 12th August before the film
AGM Eaglehawk Neck Community and Hall Committee– 20th August 2.00pm
History Group Monday 21st August 7.00pm (Ring Terry for venue of meeting- 6250 3248)
Coastcare Group Monday 14th August 10am (Ring Dave- 6250 3949 for more info)
Next month at the Eaglehawk Neck Hall
Monthly Market Saturday market 9th Sept 9.30am – 12.30 pm (Sallie–0458 726 425)
Film Nights Saturday 9th Sept “Hidden Figures” 7.00pm (food at 6.0pm) (Dave- 6250 3949) and Thursday, 14th September, 7.30pm “Sully”
History Group Monday 18th Sept 7.00pm (Ring Terry for venue of meeting- 6250 3248)
Coastcare Group Monday 11th Sept 10am (Ring Dave-62503949 for more info)
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 in July. New members are encouraged and welcomed.
Committee members for 2016/17
President: Sallie Creese
Vice President: Denise Moser
Secretary: John Gardner, Assist Sec: Deirdre Jones.
Treasurer: Lea Dodson, Assist Tr: Anne Courtney.
Rose Bowes, Tony Creese, Gabrielle Lane, Jill Pierce, Dave Moser, Keith O’Hara.
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 over 20,000 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 – 3rd 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, on the 2nd Saturday each month, 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.
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, but come along 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 (warmer months only)
- The screenings will be advertised in the Tasman Gazette Community Diary and via emails to members.
Saturday 9 September at 7.00pm – Hidden Figures (PG 121 minutes) – The untold story of three brilliant African-American women who worked for NASA and were the ‘brains’ behind John Glenn’s historic space flight in the early sixties. Stars Octavia Spencer. Nominated for three Oscars, including best picture.
Thursday 14 September at 7.30pm – Sully (M 95 minutes) – Clint Eastwood directs Tom Hanks as airline pilot Chelsey ‘Sully’ Sullenberger who, in January 2009, miraculously landed his disabled airliner on New York’s Hudson River. A gripping and well-made real-life drama.
Thursday 12 October at 7.30pm – Hell or High Water (MA15+ 102 minutes) – If you enjoyed modern westerns such as True Grit and No Country for Old Men you will enjoy this story of two brothers who seek revenge on the bank that has foreclosed on their family farm. Stars Chris Pine (Into the Woods, Star Trek) and Jeff Bridges (Fisher King, Crazy Heart). Nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture.
Saturday 14 October at 7.00pm – A United Kingdom (PG 110 minutes) – The true story of the ‘King’ of Bechuanaland (David Oyelowo – Spooks, Selma) studying law in post-war Britain who meets, falls in love with and marries a young office worker (Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl, What We Did on Our Holiday), creating political turmoil in Britain and his homeland.
Thursday 9 November at 7.30pm – The Lady in the Van (M 104 minutes) – Whimsical and poignant true story by British playwright Alan Bennett (The History Boys, Beyond the Fringe) about eccentric Miss Shepherd (Dame Maggie Smith) who parks her van in Bennett’s driveway and lives there for the next 15 years. Based on Bennett’s book and stage play.
Saturday 11 November at 7.00pm – Hacksaw Ridge (MA15+ 133 minutes) –Andrew Garfield (Silence, Never Let Me Go) stars as Desmond Dross, the first conscientious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor for rescuing 75 men from behind enemy lines during the battle for Okinawa. Directed by Mel Gibson and nominated for six Oscars, winning two.
Saturday 9 December at 7.00pm – A Street Cat Named Bob (PG 99 minutes) – Based on the series of internationally best-selling autobiographical books by recovering drug addict and busker James Bowen (Luke Treadaway – Fortitude, The Hollow Crown) who life is transformed when he finds an injured ginger cat in his shelter accommodation. Also stars Bob the Cat.
Thursday 11 January at 7.30pm – The Eagle Huntress (G 88 minutes) – Filmed on the steppes of eastern Mongolia, this documentary is the story of 13-year-old Aisholpan, who trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Features some beautiful and awe-inspriring cinematography.
Saturday 13 January at 7.00pm – The Jungle Book (PG 106 minutes) – Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale brought to life by excellent computer animation and live action. Directed by Jon Favreau and voiced by Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba. Another great kids’ film for adults. Don’t forget to bring the kids/grandkids who are admitted free when accompanied by a film society member.
Saturday 3 February at 7.00pm – The Viceroy’s House (PG 106 minutes) – Sumptuous cinematic dramatisation of the final months of British rule in India with Hugh Bonneville (Paddington, Downton Abbey) and Gillian Anderson (The Fall, X-Files) as Lord and Lady Mountbatten.
Thursday 15 February at 7.30pm – Love and Friendship (PG 93 minutes) – Based on Jane Austen’s early novella Lady Susan, is this witty and funny story of scandalous widower Lady Susan and her efforts to find a new husband for herself and her young daughter. Stars Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, and Stephen Fry. One of the best Austen screen adaptations.
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 0362 503248 for more information.
Eaglehawk Neck Coastcare Group
The group meets at the Hall car park for a working bee at 10am on the 2nd Monday of every month. 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 0362 503949 for details.
Bridge Group with Jenny Penny:
The Bridge group meets at 1.00pm – 3.30pm each Friday. Jenny Penny, a longstanding member of the Tasmanian Bridge Club in Hobart, shares her wit, wisdom and skills once a month. $5.00 pp including refreshments. New members welcome. Contact Helen on 62503172.