Eden Community Access Centre has created an extensive 'Historic Eden' section of the CGDN site for local history buffs to enjoy.
The site includes a timeline of significant historic dates in Eden, dating back to 1795. On another page, you can click on street signs to read about the origins of individual street names in Eden.
There are also sections on Eden's geology and 'geocaching' - a free, high-tech treasure hunting game played by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The Eden region has a significant geological heritage because of its Devonian fossil, fauna and flora. Three rock groups can be visited around Eden and Twofold Bay.
Eden has had a strong connection to the ocean from the early habitation of the Tharwa people of the Yuin Nation, through European settlement up until the current day. Whaling and fishing have played a large part in the development of the town. New eco industries are now boosting the Eden economy, with whale watching, diving, snorkeling, historic tours, marine studies and mussel farms among the activities helping to make a new history for the town.
The Cremorne site has a section on 'Our History', which includes a timeline from its origins as the Moomairemener Aboriginal homeland, to European settlement of Tasmania in the early 1800s through to a 2010 centennial exhibition to acknowledge the stranding of the S.S. Nubeena boat in 1910.
This is an ongoing project, and locals are encouraged to add any historical events or interesting stories to the website.
Another Tasmanian community, Taroona, is using their CGDN site to share information about local history. Website manager Deidre Brown, of the Taroona Community Association, is working on a project to digitise an out-of-print book about Taroona, which was published in 1998. Deidre is gradually putting the book online as she obtains copyright permission from over 100 authors. Deidre says she was "inspired" by the Cremorne history section. http://taroona.tas.au/the-taroona-book