History of the Guild

The Guild was formed in 1994 by a group wishing to keep and support wooden boat heritage and craft in Tasmania. Members of the Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania see their role as being one of nurturing and educating in the art of wooden boat building and restoration.

While the Guild is separate from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, some of its key long-term members are on the board of the Festival organization.

The Guild honours its key members by awarding the David Murphy Memorial Award.

Many members have contributed over the years to running the guild. A full list is maintained here.

(ToDo: More stuff here about early venues, association with AWBF, projects etc.)