Tasman Peninsula Chronicle No. 17

The Tasman Peninsula Chronicle No. 17 was launched on ANZAC Day, 2015.

Tasman Peninsula Chronicle No 17
26239 Gunner Vernon Batchelor 25 Howitzer & 4 Field Artillery Brigades, 1915.

Chronicle 17 is dedicated to TPHS founder members Peter and Alison Shoobridge, who were given Life Membership Certificates at a TPHS function in December 2014, only to lose them and everything else, on New Year’s Day 2015, when their beloved Lottah burnt to the ground. Alison wrote about her feelings for Lottah for Chronicle 17. On March 5th, Peter Shoobridge passed away. Chronicle 17 begins with the eulogy written by the Shoobridge family and delivered at the funeral by Peter’s old friend Arnold McShane.

In addition to articles on WWI soldiers associated with the Peninsula, Chronicle 17 contains several articles, contributed by family members, on Peninsula characters and Peninsula families. We have tried to balance the sadness generated by articles about the dead, with a lighthearted look at “The Tadpole”, and, for the first time, we have included two articles about the Peninsula’s natural history.

From time to time, extra articles, references and information may appear on these pages.

Click Here to view an interactive map referenced in this edition on p. 40 ‘Revisiting Oakwood’.