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State Historian

                                                           Left: Niall Maurici, winner of the title ‘Young Historian of the Year’,
                                                           pictured with the Hon. Julie Bishop, Minister for Education, Science
                                                           and Technology at the awards ceremony for the National History
                                                           Challenge 2006. The theme for the Challenge was  ‘Turning points’.
                                                           Niall was a Year 10 student when he chose to write the history of the
                                                           State Cinema North Hobart. As Tasmania’s oldest operating
                                                           cinema, the State has certainly had a few turning points in its
                                                           history. Enjoy Niall’s account on page six.

                                                           Below: The State c.1978 when it was the property of the Australian
                                                           Film Institute. The AFI relinquished their stewardship in 2002, but
                                                           public support for the theatre is ongoing.

          Image: Trust News, February 2007

                                                                                             Image: Adrian Jacobson
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