School Holiday Program July 2020 - Explore the Port of Hobart with May Queen

Welcome to our second On-Line School Holiday program! 

We're looking at the old port area around Constitution Dock this time, the place the first european settlers called Sullivan's Cove.

To guide us around we're grateful to the trading ketch MAY QUEEN. Usually moored in Constitution Dock MAY QUEEN is one of the oldest wooden vessels still afloat anywhere  in the world. MAY QUEEN is typical of the many similar vessels that traded around Tasmania and the south-east of Australia through the nineteenth and most of the twentieth centuries. They were the big trucks of the day carrying goods, and sometimes people, to the coastal settlemenets that in the early days were easier and quicker to reach by sea than using rough bush tracks and badly maintained roads.

These activities can be downloaded and shared with friends and siblings. Drag an adult out with you to wander around our fascinating and beautiful port. And perhaps you can enjoy fish and chips or mebbe an icce cream at the end!

For a printable PDF to take you on a WALK AROUND THE PORT WITH MAY QUEEN click here

For a printable PDF to take you on a ROADTRIP AROUND EARLY HOBART click here

For a printable PDF to help learn how the Port of Hobart has changed over time click here

For a printable PDF to help discover MAY QUEEN's journey from Lune River to Hobart click here

For a printable PDF to help learn more about MAY QUEEN'S life click here

For a printable PDF colour-in MAY QUEEN click here

For a printable PDF colour-in of old Hobart wharves click here

For a printable PDF boat-themed word scramble click here

MAY QUEEN is away at the moment having a bottom-scrub - but look out, MAY QUEEN is due back in Constitution Dock any day now!

Sullivan's Cove was named by the first european lieutenant-governor of Van Diemen's Land David Collins after Mr John Sullivan, the Permanent Under-Secretary - a senior civil servant - of the Imperial Colonial Office of the British government in London. Under-Secretary Sullivan was also the brother in law of Lord Hobart, the British politician after who David Collins named his new settlement.