An Island of

Bruny Island is the spiritual &  cultural country of the nuenonne people one of the oldest continuing cultures in the world. 


With thirty five thousand years of history  there are a lot of  stories to tell.

...there just might be something of interest to you ...


The History Room 

The History Room was established in 1997 as a community resource -providing  a central repository  for the  Bruny History Collection. 


Since  1988, local history research has been ongoing. Sources include  field excursions, member research and oral history from Bruny families.


The History Room is an ideal place to begin your research. Whether you are looking for your family's Bruny roots or historical information on your house or property our records are sure to be of use.

So why not pop in next time you are down.

Open Monday -Saturday 10-2 pm

The Court house

The courthouse, constructed in 1938, was used as a Court of Petty Sessions until the 1970s, and for Council meetings until the Bruny Municipality was amalgamated into the Kingborough Municipality in 1993.

Variety Bay Site

The Bruny Island Historical Society is a group of dedicated volunteers who share an interest in the history of the island, organise visits to historic sites and undertake restoration and maintenance tasks at sites like Variety Bay. 


Publications by local authors are available for sale onsite or online.


Our survival depends on your generosity. The annual membership fee is only $5.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us. 

Our members specialise in specific areas of research, so  just pop the topic in your title so we can direct your enquiry to the appropriate person.



0467 709 567

Main Rd, Alonnah, Bruny Island,

Tasmania, 7150

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