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Terra Linna Project: Contributions

Bill Foster and Noel Hall in front of the real Terra Linna and her half-modelThe Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania has recently succeeded in having the Terra Linna circa 1880 added to the Australian National Maritime Museum's Historic Vessel Register. We are very proud of this recognition as it shows the vessel's importance to both the state's and national Maritime Heritage and culture and the worth of the restoration project.

The Wooden Boat Guild is now inviting you to participate in our sponsorship program to gain additional funds to complete restoration work to allow her to sail again. To date, amongst other preparations, the Guild has raised in excess of $10,000 for restoration work on the Terra Linna.

In the time the Guild has owned the Terra Linna its worth has been recognised by the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) making 2 grants to the WBGT project to ensure its history and lines are preserved. The Wooden Boat Guild of Tasmania has met the ANMM requirements by writing its history and taking off and recording her lines accurately. Following this the Guild has commissioned the building of a scale model of the yacht which has been presented to the Maritime Museum Tasmania.

Major Contributors
The WBGT acknowledges the support of the following sponsor and donors for the restoration of the Terra Linna
TCF A generous grant to assist with restoration of sails and rigging.
$25,000 has been granted from Grant Round 16 of the Tasmanian Community Fund.
See June 2008 Skeg for details.

Nyrstar Hobart - Community Fund

A substantial quantity of timber.
Over 4,000 super feet of King Billy, Celery Top Pine and Oregon were donated. See October 2007 Skeg for details.

The Australian National Maritime Museum

Under the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme (MMAPSS), three grants have been made totalling approx. $10,000.
These have enabled the Guild to capture and document the original lines and the history of the vessel and to build a model.
The results of these are on display at the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

Norglass Paints
and Specialty Finishes

A large quantity of paints, including:
  • Norseal wood treatment
  • Shipshape Primer-Undercoat
  • Weatherfast Wood Primer
  • Weatherfast Undercoat
  • Topflight Anti-Fouling
  • Weatherfast Premium Enamel
  • Weatherfast Poly Clear
See the December 1010 Semaphore for details.

Noel and Noelene Hall

Restoration work and mentoring of volunteers, storage during restoration and host of many national and international guests
PoW Bay Marina

Prince of Wales Bay Marina

Berthing of Terra Linna during maintenance.

Provision of a location for storage of Wooden Boat Guild materials.

Formula Sailcraft

Formula Sailcraft

Supply of rope for reef lines and sail lacing.


Bellerive Yacht Club

Launching of Terra Linna.

Berthing of Terra Linna during fitout.

Many others have contributed significantly in cash, kind and/or time

John Philp

Jason Evans

Murray Isles

Peter Johnson Ship Chandlers

RCCC Civil Contracting (Russell Pocock)

Denman Marine (Andrew Denman)

Storm Bay Sails (Russell Streckfuss)

Mike Seeney (deceased)

Anastasia Konstantinidis

Retlas Bronze Plaques

Johnston Marine (Ian Johnston and Cathy Hawkins)

Bryan Gatehouse

Bill Mearns

Gerrard Willems

Bill Foster

JN Scott Joinery

Boats Tasmania P/L

Peter & Helen Lindsay

Terra Linna Project

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