Australia’s only island state is small, but its riches encompass botany, history, natural beauty and cuisine. With a character all its own, Tasmania is the place to reconnect with nature and wildlife, as well as treat your taste buds and hear stories about past and present. Its pristine natural beauty and outstanding local food and wine form an ever-present backdrop to its fascinating culture and history.
In the company of tour leader, John Pearn, explore a history that encompasses humanity, brutality and wonder. Learn about maritime and medical history and Antarctic exploration and hear from a wide range of local experts and guides, who reveal fascinating insights into Tasmania’s history, its local characters and their achievements and struggles. Along the way, enjoy fresh local apple cider, gin, whisky, cheese, berries and wine, and seafood straight from the ocean.
FULL REFUND FOR COVID CANCELLATIONS
You can book on this tour secure in the knowledge that if you have to cancel due to borders being closed because of Covid you will receive a 100% refund. This refund applies up until the day of departure.
Should you wish to cancel for any other reason we will provide a refund up to 45 days less the deposit. From 45 days to 21 days prior the refund will be 50% and from 20 days 100%. These terms overrule the existing bookings terms (allowing for greater flexibility).
Professor John Pearn is a clinician and medical historian based in Brisbane, Australia. He has been an Academic and Clinical Teacher for 50 years in Medicine and Health Sciences, based at the University of Queensland. He is the Author of some thirty books and more than 200 published papers on the history of medicine and health. As Major General John Pearn, he served in the Defence Reserves for 35 years, ultimately in the appointment of Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force. He commanded the 2 Field Hospital, formerly No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station which was the pivot medical unit on the beach at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915. Professor John Pearn was a founder, later President and then Honorary Life Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine. He is an historian of the Order of St John. He has been a Member of the Council for the International Society of the History of Medicine for many years; and its Vice President for the last four years. His books include the history of one of the Greek Islands and research publications on Simpson (of Gallipoli fame) and on ancient Greek medicine.
The cost of the tour is $4,540 per person sharing