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Doo Town, at the southern end of Eaglehawk Neck, has been a favourite holiday destination for Tasmanians since the 1930s. But every visitor asks the same questions. Why do all the houses have names that include “Doo”? How did it all start? Follow the development of the town from a thriving port for the nearby sawmills to a tranquil paradise for residents and “shackies”, and hear some possible answers to these questions. Photographs from current and previous residents and visitors will be used to illustrate the changes over the years.
Keith and Ruth Moon are Doo Town shack owners with an interest in the history of Eaglehawk Neck. Their families and relatives have holidayed in the town since the 1940s. Through research of old documents and discussions with those having keen memories of the area they have collected a set of photographs of the town and its occupants ... and a diverse range of views on how it all began.
This talk forms part of The Professional Historians Association (Tasmania) and the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office program of public lectures held in the Allport Library, Ground Floor, 91 Murray Street, Hobart.