The true story behind the name

“FREE to ALL” 

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Historians James Parker, Dianne Snowden, Malcolm Ward and Craig Brown will reveal the fascinating and true stories of the convicts who stole Seaflower and gave Pirates Bay its name. These pirates were not in search of gold but freedom, and a return to loved ones. You will also hear the stories of the free settlers caught up in this saga. A truly unique Tasmanian tale! Free, bookings essential.


Everyone is welcome to be part of this truly historic event.


Image: William Swallow and the Cyprus/ Watercolour by samurai Makita Hamaguchi 1830. Held by Tokushima prefectural archive.



Parking for Friday and Saturday events ONLY is available at the Hall.


Parking for Sunday Pirate’s Market is via Pirates Bay Drive Entry to Officers Quarters Museum and parking on the large grass area near the Museum – then just a short walk to the festivities.

Parking at the hall on Sunday will ONLY be available for disabled and infirmed patrons.

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