Vale Adrian Jobson
It is with great sadness that the Society advises of the passing of a long-time member Adrian Jobson on 18 December 2020. Adrian was born in the UK on 10 July 1940 and emigrated to Tasmania with a young family in the 1960s Prior to his retirement Adrian worked as as a project engineer and later a draughtsman in Launceston. Adrian, a long-time resident of Evandale had a great love of history and especially local history. His special research interest was Tasmanian involvement in the Boer War (1899-1902). Adrian was also actively researching Evandale’s sporting activities and notable personalities. Adrian will be remembered by his kindness and willingness to share his love of history with others.
Vale Stephen Baldock
It is with sadness that we, the Evandale History Society, advise the passing of
well-known, long-time, Evandale local Stephen Baldock who was the Past-President of the Society. Stephen was a man of many talents and is well known to generations of school
children as their local bus driver. In addition, Stephen was involved in many local Community organisations, including: the Evandale Advisory Group, the Rural Fire Service, the History Society, Anzac Day Committee (Stephen organised the Dawn Service for many years) , Rotary, Village Fair and Penny Farthing to name but a few. Stephen’s pride and joy was his World War One Memorial Mural at the Memorial Community Centre and this has become one of his legacies to Evandale. Amongst other activities was his service with the CMF – Citizen Military Force and Stephen’s building of Dioramas and his involvement in building and flying model aircraft.
ANZAC Day 2021
25 April 2021: ANZAC Day Service 6 am Dawn Service and 11 am Service in front of the Memorial Hall High Street Evandale.