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 a minimum $30 for first two hours then $10 an hour, or $120 dollars for day and night. Special function rate $200 for 48 hours. Crockery and vases available for hire : $50.
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 from January). 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 find some bargains. There’s plenty of free parking.
For stall bookings – $10 – 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 Pilates on Thursday mornings 10.30 – 11.30
Learn and Play Bridge at the Neck: Learners and other bridge fans play Friday 1.00pm – 3.30pm at the Eaglehawk Neck Community Hall during the warmer months. Bridge is not held in the colder months. Come along and join the fun. Contact Helen 6250 3172 for more information and to check whether it is on.
- Yoga Sunday mornings with Ben 9.00 – 10.30am $15 per session Restarting mid March 2019.
What’s on at the Eaglehawk Neck Hall
Movies at the Neck: The Eaglehawk Neck Hall Film Society screens films every month.
Thursday 10 JANUARY at 7.30pm – Breath (M 115 minutes) – Based on the best selling novel by Tim Winton and directed by and starring Tasmanian actor Simon Baker (I), with Elizabeth Debicki (The Kettering Incident) and Richard Roxburgh (Rake), this coming-of-age film, set on the West Australian coast, features some fantastic surfing footage.
Saturday 12 JANUARY at 7.00pm – Isle of Dogs (PG 97 minutes) – Second animated feature from quirky director Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel), this Japanese inspired fable tells the story of a city where dogs are banished by the corrupt mayor to an island of garbage, and a small boy’s quest to find his faithful dog. Voiced by Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum and Frances McDormand. Dinner available for purchase from 6.00pm. Ring Dave for more info on 6250 3949.
Eaglehawk Neck Hall Market: Saturday January 12th 9.30am – 1.30pm. Come along to browse local art and craft, pre-loved books, plants, home baked goodies, and bric-a-brac. The Pirate’s Pantry serves teas, espresso coffee and delicious snacks. For stall bookings and information contact Sallie on 0458 726 425.
Barrelhouse Band rocks Eaglehawk Neck- Saturday February 2nd, 8.00 – 11.00 pm. Dance the night away to rock and roll. Entry $10 ($20 for a family) Sausages, soft drink and ice creams for sale.
Eaglehawk Neck Hall Market: Saturday February 9th 9.30am – 1.30pm. Local art and craft, pre-loved books, plants, home baked goodies, and bric-a-brac. The Pirate’s Pantry serves teas, espresso coffee and delicious snacks. For stall bookings and information contact Sallie on 0458 726 425.
Thursday 7 FEBRUARY at 7.30pm – Wild (MA15+ 116 minutes) – Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon in another Oscar-nominated true-life role as Cheryl Strayed, a young troubled woman who sets out to walk the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest Trail through the mountains of California, Oregon and Washington states. Based on Cheryl’s book and also starring Reese’s Big Little Lies co-star, Laura Dern.
Saturday 9 FEBRUARY at 7.00pm – The Mercy (M 97 minutes) – The true and intriguing story of lone yachtsman Donald Crowhurst who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, risking everything in an ill-prepared boat. Starring Oscar winners Colin Firth (The Kings Speech) and Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) and directed by James Marsh (The Theory of Everything).
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 2018/19
President: Jill Pierce
Vice President: Sallie Creese
Secretary: John Gardner, Assist Sec: Denise Moser
Treasurer: Kathy Weidner Assist Tr: Dave Moser
Rose Bowes, Tony Creese, Lea Dodson, Deirdre Jones
Vacant positions: two members
The Eaglehawk Neck Action Community Taskforce (ENACT):
ENACT is now officially ENACT INC having taken the decision to incorporate in our own right a short time ago. This is with the blessing and assistance of our former ‘parent’ organisation, the Eaglehawk Neck Community & Hall Association Inc..
WE are also taking over responsibility of this website and you should see some great changes happening over the next few months. We have already put a separate page up under this heading of “Whats On” dedicated to our principal project at present – The Eaglehawk Neck Coastal Trail.
We encourage every member of our local community to join our association plus all those from other parts of the Tasmania, Australia or the world who want to help
“Make Eaglehawk Neck a better place to live or visit.”
ENACT Inc. Newsletter to supporters July 2018 will posted here very soon – lots of interesting things happening and Membership Application included.
Please read on —
This community group, a (former) 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. Stage is very close to being ‘shovel ready’
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 state government has pledged $2 million to realign the Arthur Hwy across the Neck to improve safety and allow room for the EHN Coast Trail.
The future of Waterfall Bay Road is also an issue of concern that is being addressed, especially now Tasman Council have accepted responsibility for its maintenance and addressed major issues.
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.
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 (1st December at the Hall) – Contact Terry on 0407 858 982 for more information.
The Eaglehawk Neck History Group is holding a pictorial history display on Saturday 1st December 2018 in the Eaglehawk Neck Hall to celebrate the Hall’s 90th birthday.
December 1st 10.00 – 3.00pm
Gold coin donation
The group is also planning for the 100th birthday with a publication of the Hall’s history. Community members who wish to contribute or obtain more information please call in on Saturday 1st December Contact: Terry 0407 858 982
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.