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Bruce John Poulson
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Start Date:
09 Feb 1938
End Date:
04 May 2007
Bruce Poulson was born in Hobart on 9 February 1938. After receiving a USA Fulbright Scholarship he taught history and literature at Hobart High and Hobart Matriculation College before becoming the principal of Elizabeth College. He was also a co-founder of both the Tasmanian and Australian history teachers' associations and subject advisor to the Schools Board. After he retired he relocated to Hastings Bay where he established a farm. 
Bruce was also an avid historian who specialised in researching the early history of Tasmania's Far South, areas that included Recherche Bay, Southport, Hastings, Dover, Ida Bay and Lune River. He published several books on the subject.
When Recherche Bay was threatened with logging in the early 2000s Bruce was instrumental in the anti-logging campaign.
He died on 4 May 2007.
Information Sources:
Biographical section in the publication, 'Recherche Bay: A Short History,' by Bruce Poulson, Southport Community Centre, 2004.
Functions Performed:
Arts and culture
Series Created By Agency:
NS5558 Photographs01 Jan 185827 Apr 2005

NS5561 Research Notes on Herbert ('bert') William Price01 Jan 199531 Dec 1995

NS5562 Bruce Poulson Radio Interview01 Aug 199931 Aug 1999

NS5553 Research Notes on Recherche Bay17 Jan 200130 Jun 2006