Keen's is a brand of McCormick Foods Australia Pty Ltd, the Australian branch of American food company, McCormick & Co. Inc. McCormick Foods Australia is located in Melbourne and is a producer of food products for both the retail and food service industries. Keen's Mustard Powder and Keen's Traditional Curry Powder are flavouring products produced in Australia; the Keen's brand remains a common item in kitchens throughout Australia. The brand is well known for its distinctive yellow and orange tins. Keen's Mustard Powder is sold in 60g or 120g tins. Keen's Traditional Curry Powder is a blend of turmeric, salt, black pepper, chili powder, rice flour and celery. Keen's Curry is available in 120g tins. Keen's Mustard has a history extending back to the 18th century; the first mustard factory in London was opened by Messrs Keen & Sons at Garlick Hill in 1742, in the 1890s the chimes of the Royal Exchange, set to the well known song'The Roast Beef of Old England', could be heard, during a lull in the traffic, at Keen's factory.
Part of the factory was sealed off for manufacture of washing blue, because everything, including the workers, bore a shade of blue. Mustard tins too were made, there was a penny tin packing room. Thomas Keen was born in Camberwell, south London, in 1801, but the family subsequently moved to Croydon and ran the 311-acre Welcomes Farm at nearby Coulsdon. In 1825 Thomas married Harriett Toulmin, whose family lived at The Elms, 61 High Street, the couple moved in 1831. In 1862, Thomas Keen died on 17 February at the age of 61. In that same year, Keen & Sons amalgamated with Robinson & Belville, manufacturers of patented groats and barley, to become Keen Robinson & Company. In 1903, Keen Robinson & Company was acquired by J & J Colman, the mustard producer based in Norwich. Colman's merged with Reckitt & Sons in 1938, becoming Colman. In the 1930s, the Keen's Mustard Club was created. Members received a Mustard Club Badge in the shape of a mustard pot and a booklet entitled "Inner Secrets of the Mustard Club".
In the 1940s, the versatility of mustard was promoted with the formula for a mustard footbath appearing on the back of Keen's tins: "one of mustard, two of flour, leave it on for half an hour". In 1995, Unilever purchased the food side of Colman. Reckitt & Colman retained the Colman part of its name and continued to make mustard – the famous American mustard called French's. Outside of the UK, in places such as Canada and Australia, Colman's still sells its mustard under the Keen's name. In 1998, Keen's Mustard was bought by McCormick Foods Australia. Keen's asked Australians to search their homes for nostalgic Keen's memorabilia; the search uncovered historic advertisements and an original mustard powder tin dating back to 1904. In 2000, Keen's Mustard took the memorabilia on tour to share with the rest of Australia. In 1841, 22-year-old carpenter Joseph Keen sailed to Australia from Britain with his new wife, Johanna. Following Johanna's death in Sydney in 1843, Joseph left for Van Diemen's Land.
There he met and married Annie Burrows and they had 16 children – nine daughters and seven sons. Joseph and Annie settled at Browns River, south of Hobart, where they established a bakery, small manufacturing outlet and a general store. Here Joseph sold his own sauces and condiments including his own blend of curry powder. Within a decade, Joseph's curry powder was known throughout the colony and his produce was winning awards: he received a medal for his spice mix at the 1866 Inter-Colonial Exhibition in Melbourne and an honourable mention for his spicy sauce at the 1879 Sydney International Exhibition. In 1915, after both Joseph and Annie had died, the couple's sixth daughter Louisa and her husband Horace Watson took over the family’s curry-powder business. Horace was reported to be a colourful character, daringly transformed land at the foothills of Mount Wellington, overlooking Hobart, into a large advertising sign: using heavy stones painted white, he formed the words'Keen's Curry' in letters 15 metres high.
Public uproar resulted. In a university prank in 1926, the letters read'Hell's Curse', students altered it again in 1962 to promote a theatre production. In 1994 the landmark read'No Cable Car' as a protest against a proposed development; however the sign has been restored after every change. While well known in Tasmania, Keen's Curry Powder began to receive national attention in 1954 when the formula and rights were sold to Reckitt & Colman Australia Ltd – more than a century after Joseph set sail from England. Reckitt & Colman Australia had long been the manufacturers of a different product – Keen's Mustard. In 1998, both the Keen's Mustard and Curry brands were acquired by McCormick Foods Australia Pty Ltd. List of mustard brands Keen's Curry Powder Keen's Mustard Powder McCormick Foods Australia
The D'Entrecasteaux Channel is a body of water located between Bruny Island and the south-east of the mainland of Tasmania, Australia. The channel is the mouth for the estuaries of the Derwent and the Huon Rivers and empties into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean, it was surveyed in 1792 by Bruni d'Entrecasteaux. Towns on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel include Snug, Kettering, Flowerpot and Gordon. According to The Mercury newspaper, the channel "..... was discovered on April 20. 1792, by the celebrated French "Vice-Admiral Bruni D'Entrecasteaux, who, in the ships Recherche and Esperance, was searching for ill-fated La Perouse. Visiting Van Diemen's Land for the first time, he was attempting to find an anchorage in Adventure Bay, being himself ill in bed, the ships' navigators entered the channel to the west of Bruny Island, instead of going to the eastward of it. Thus, the discovery of the great channel was due to an accident; this is Labillardiere's account of the matter. A wrong bearing taken of the Mewstone accounts for the French navigator's error."Whalng stations operated on the shores of the channel in the first half of the 19th century.
The D'Entrecastaux Channel region sheltered by Bruny Island is affected by foreshore erosion, in some areas sandbagging aims to reduce the effects. The channel is a breeding ground for scallops. Prior to 1969, fishing dredges were used to collect scallops from the seafloor. Damage caused by the dredging has led to collection by scuba divers; the D'Entrecasteaux Channel has become a popular location for keen photographers to capture images of the Aurora Australis with its numerous southern-facing water views and beaches, although light pollution from the numerous salmon farms is now starting to impact on this visual beauty from many locations. Protected areas of Tasmania "Snapshot of the state of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Lower Huon Estuary". D'Entrecasteaux Channel Project. Natural Resource Management South. 2012. Parsons, Karen. "State of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and the lower Huon Estuary". Report for the D'Entrecasteaux Channel Project. Tasmania: Kingborough Council. PROTECTED ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES - KINGBOROUGH AND CHANNEL.
1:200,000. Department of Primary Industries and Environment. October 2000. "CATCHMENTS IN THE KINGBOROUGH MUNICIPAL AREA AND D'ENTRECASTEAUX CHANNEL". ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT GOALS for TASMANIAN WATERS. Department of Primary Industries and Environment. March 2003
Taroona is a major residential suburb 15 minutes drive from the centre of Hobart, Tasmania on the scenic route between Hobart and Kingston. Although on the edges of the City of Hobart, Taroona is part of the municipality of Kingborough; the traditional owners of the lands now known as Taroona were the Aboriginal people of the Derwent estuary known as the Mouheneener people. Little is known about the indigenous people's use of these lands, although some shell middens are said to have been found along the shorelines; this district was known as Crayfish Point and the diaries of Robert Knopwood contain reference to expeditions to catch crayfish there. The first European settlement at Taroona took place in the early 19th century, when land was granted to settlers who had relocated from Norfolk Island. For the remainder of that century, the area was used for farming, was sparsely populated. In the mid 1890s, Clarendon James Cox Lord purchased an 18-acre property which he called Taroona, after the aboriginal word for sea shell.
Lord built himself a pretty homestead and established tea rooms where visitors could indulge in delicacies such as strawberries and cream while overlooking the River Derwent, Hobart. In the first half of the 20th century, more large and elegant residences were built, as well as beach shacks and cottages which were used for seaside holidays by the residents of Hobart. Taroona Post Office opened on 2 August 1906. On the foreshore above Taroona Beach there is the grave of a young sailor, Joseph Batchelor, who died on the Sailing Ship Venus in the Derwent Estuary in 1810, was buried ashore on 28 January 1810, it is reputed to be the oldest European grave in Tasmania, it is a declared Historical site. After WWII, significant subdivision of Taroona was undertaken, the suburb's population expanded. Having been developed in the "era of the automobile", Taroona was from the beginning a commuter suburb, it has a notable absence of commercial or retail premises, many of the early retail enterprises having lost the battle with larger supermarkets elsewhere.
In 1958 a public High School was established on a large parcel of land on the Channel Highway central to the suburb, with a frontage on to the foreshore of the Derwent River. In 1960 the Taroona Primary School re-located to the same site, from an older building further south on the Channel Highway; those original primary school buildings were adapted for kindergarten and pre-school, but were burnt down by an arsonist in 1974. The kindergarten and pre-school were re-built adjacent to the primary school. Taroona High School and Taroona Primary school are separate educational institutions, although they do share one oval; the high school catered for grades 7 to 11, but with the establishment of the separate Matriculation College system in 1962 the grade 11 students were transferred to the Hobart Matriculation College. At its maximum the enrolments at Taroona High School were about 1200 in the 1960s, with students travelling from Ferntree, South Hobart, Sandy Bay, Battery Point, Blackmans Bay, several centres further south.
There are now 1000 students in the high school, now only drawing students from the southern suburbs of Hobart. The current principal is Matthew Bennell. In February 1967, southern Tasmania was engulfed in the most vicious wildfires on record, resulting in many deaths. Taroona was the closest suburb to the city of Hobart to take the full brunt of the fires, which swept across the suburb in the mid afternoon, wreaking havoc, destroying many homes. Children and residents fled to the river, many people's survival was due to the refuge the safe waters provided. Taroona was the childhood home of Tasmanian-born Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, who attended the river-side Taroona High School before completing her high schooling at Mount Nelson's Hobart College and embarking on her tertiary degree at the University of Tasmania. Lead vocalist of The Seekers, Judith Durham lived in Taroona as a young girl, attended the Fahan School in Sandy Bay before moving back to Melbourne in 1956, she joined The Seekers in 1963.
David Bartlett, former Tasmanian premier, was raised in Taroona. Gwen Harwood and librettist, lived in Taroona with her family for a number of years in the nineteen fifties. Situated on the Channel Highway just south of Taroona is one of the State's most unusual historic buildings, the Shot Tower; the Shot Tower is a 48 m tall, 10 m in diameter circular sandstone tower constructed by Joseph Moir in 1870 from locally quarried sandstone blocks. Lead shot was made by dropping molten lead through a sieve at the top of the tower and by the time it hit the water at the bottom it was cold and spherical in shape. A climb up the 259 steps to the top of the tower gives a wonderful view of the Derwent Estuary. Just before reaching Taroona is the Truganini Reserve, named after the woman cited as the last surviving "full-blooded" Tasmanian aboriginal. A steep track leads from the reserve through forest up the side of Mount Nelson to the semaphore station at the summit that offers superb views over the Derwent River.
The return walk takes around a half. Community website http://taroona.tas.au
The Southern Ocean known as the Antarctic Ocean or the Austral Ocean, comprises the southernmost waters of the World Ocean taken to be south of 60° S latitude and encircling Antarctica. As such, it is regarded as the fourth largest of the five principal oceanic divisions: smaller than the Pacific and Indian Oceans but larger than the Arctic Ocean; this ocean zone is where cold, northward flowing waters from the Antarctic mix with warmer subantarctic waters. By way of his voyages in the 1770s, Captain James Cook proved that waters encompassed the southern latitudes of the globe. Since geographers have disagreed on the Southern Ocean's northern boundary or existence, considering the waters as various parts of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, instead. However, according to Commodore John Leech of the International Hydrographic Organization, recent oceanographic research has discovered the importance of Southern Circulation, the term Southern Ocean has been used to define the body of water which lies south of the northern limit of that circulation.
This remains the current official policy of the IHO, since a 2000 revision of its definitions including the Southern Ocean as the waters south of the 60th parallel has not yet been adopted. Others regard the seasonally-fluctuating Antarctic Convergence as the natural boundary; the maximum depth of the Southern Ocean, using the definition that it lies south of 60th parallel, was surveyed by the Five Deeps Expedition in early February 2019. The expedition's multibeam sonar team identified the deepest point at 60° 28' 46"S, 025° 32' 32"W, with a depth of 7,434 meters; the expedition leader and chief submersible pilot Victor Vescovo, has proposed naming this deepest point in the Southern Ocean the "Factorian Deep," based on the name of the manned submersible DSV Limiting Factor, in which he visited the bottom for the first time on February 3, 2019. Borders and names for oceans and seas were internationally agreed when the International Hydrographic Bureau, the precursor to the IHO, convened the First International Conference on 24 July 1919.
The IHO published these in its Limits of Oceans and Seas, the first edition being 1928. Since the first edition, the limits of the Southern Ocean have moved progressively southwards; the IHO included the ocean and its definition as the waters south of 60°S in its year 2000 revisions, but this has not been formally adopted, due to continuing impasses over other areas of the text, such as the naming dispute over the Sea of Japan. The 2000 IHO definition, was circulated in a draft edition in 2002 and is used by some within the IHO and by some other organizations such as the US Central Intelligence Agency and Merriam-Webster. Australian authorities regard the Southern Ocean as lying south of Australia; the National Geographic Society does not recognize the ocean, depicting it in a typeface different from the other world oceans. Map publishers using the term Southern Ocean on their maps include Hema GeoNova. "Southern Ocean" is an obsolete name for the Pacific Ocean or South Pacific, coined by Vasco Núñez de Balboa, the first European to discover it, who approached it from the north.
The "South Seas" is a less archaic synonym. A 1745 British Act of Parliament established a prize for discovering a Northwest Passage to "the Western and Southern Ocean of America". Authors using "Southern Ocean" to name the waters encircling the unknown southern polar regions used varying limits. James Cook's account of his second voyage implies. Peacock's 1795 Geographical Dictionary said it lay "to the southward of America and Africa"; the Family Magazine in 1835 divided the "Great Southern Ocean" into the "Southern Ocean" and the "Antarctick Ocean" along the Antarctic Circle, with the northern limit of the Southern Ocean being lines joining Cape Horn, the Cape of Good Hope, Van Diemen's Land and the south of New Zealand. The United Kingdom's South Australia Act 1834 described the waters forming the southern limit of the new colony of South Australia as "the Southern Ocean"; the Colony of Victoria's Legislative Council Act of 1881 delimited part of the division of Bairnsdale as "along the New South Wales boundary to the Southern ocean".
In the 1928 first edition of Limits of Oceans and Seas, the Southern Ocean was delineated by land-based limits: Antarctica to the south, South America, Africa and Broughton Island, New Zealand to the north. The detailed land-limits used were from Cape Horn in Chile eastwards to Cape Agulhas in Africa further eastwards to the southern coast of mainland Australia to Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia. From Cape Leeuwin, the limit followed eastwards along the coast of mainland Australia to Cape Otway, Victoria southwards across Bass Strait to Cape Wickham, King Island, along the west coast of King Island the remainder of the way south across Bass Strait to Cape Grim, Tasmania; the limit followed the west coast of Tasmania southwards to the South East Cape and went eastwards to Broughton Island, New Zealand, before returning to Cape Horn. The northern limits of the Southern Ocean were moved southwards in the IHO's 1937 second edition of the Limits of Oceans and Seas. From this edition, much of the ocean's northern limit ceased to abut land masses.
In the second edition, the Southern Ocean extended from Antarctica northwards to latitude 40°S between Cape Agulhas
City of Clarence
Clarence City Council is a local government body in Tasmania, one of the five municipalities that constitutes the Greater Hobart Area. The Clarence local government area has a population of 54,819, covering the eastern shore of the Derwent River from Otago to the South Arm Peninsula and the smaller localities of Cambridge and Seven Mile Beach; the administrative centre and main commercial district of Clarence is Rosny Park 5 kilometres from the CBD of Hobart. Bellerive Oval lies to the south, the Hobart International Airport is located further north-west along the Tasman Highway; the area that now constitutes the City of Clarence was once part of the traditional land of the Moomairemener, a sub-group of the Tasmanian Aborigines. In 1803, the island of Tasmania was colonised by United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, who subsequently established the settlement of Hobart Town. By the 1820s the settlement had spread to the'Clarence Plains', but the area remained agricultural until the mid to late 20th century, when it experienced a residential development boom.
Since Clarence has grown to become a self-sufficient city. The City of Clarence is named indirectly after King William IV of the United Kingdom. From 1789 until 1830, when he ascended the throne, he was titled His Royal Highness The Duke of Clarence and St Andrews, it was during this period that the British settlement of Hobart was founded in 1803. Prior to the establishment of the British colony there, Captain John Hayes of the East India Company had sailed up the Derwent River, with the vessels Duke of Clarence and the Duchess of Bengal in 1793. Relieved at making landfall following an arduous crossing of the Indian Ocean, Hayes named the region around Rokeby as'Clarence Plains', in honour of the vessel having delivered them safely to a sanctuary; the vessel in turn, had been named in honour of the future King. Following the exploration of the region following the settlement of Hobart in 1803, Hayes name of'Clarence Plains' fell into common use. For over half a century, this was the name of the entire eastern shore of the Derwent River south of the Meehan Range.
When it was first incorporated as a municipality in 1860, the region became referred to as the'Clarence Municipality'. This was to remain the name of the region until 1988, when Clarence was declared a city, the name changed to the'City of Clarence', it is not usual for Clarence residents to be referred to by a gentilic, if so they are given the title Hobartians along with all other residents of Greater Hobart, however locally they are identified as being'from the eastern shore'. It is believed the indigenous. Whilst there is little evidence of their occupation, Aboriginal middens can be found along the coastline of the City of Clarence, indicating that they hunted, searched for seafood and shellfish in the region. Prior to the arrival of the British, there was ` tribes' within Tasmania; the eastern shore seems to have been home to the Moomairemener. It is not known if they were a separate nation, or a sub-group of the Oyster Bay Clan whose territory stretched from the Tasman Peninsular to St Patrick's Head, just south of the modern Tasmanian township of St Mary's.
For the Moomairemener the area along the eastern shore of the Derwent was known as'Nannyelebata'. They valued the region for its rich variety of birds, animals and vegetation; the Coal River Valley, Flagstaff Gully, Risdon Vale, Risdon Cove and the southern Meehan Range were all regions that were within the traditional spring and summer hunting-grounds of the Moomairemener people, bringing them into conflict with the British invaders within five months of the establishment of the camp at Risdon Cove. This initial conflict grew into the Black War, which devastated the population of the native Tasmanians; the descendants of the indigenous Tasmanians now refer to themselves collectively as'Palawa'. Clarence was the site of the first European settlement in Tasmania in 1803 at Risdon Cove. At the time Napoleonic France and Great Britain were at war with each other. Fearing the arrival of French explorers who may have wished to make a rival claim to the island of Van Diemen's Land, the Governor of New South Wales, Philip Gidley King dispatched a young 23-year-old Lieutenant by the name of John Bowen to establish a colony there.
The first vessel of his party, Lady Nelson arrived in the Derwent on Wednesday, 8 September 1803, Bowen arrived five days aboard Albion. Bowen selected the inlet at Risdon Cove, as when he had arrived in Spring the nearby stream was in full-flow; however within months it had dried up, his camp was in despair for want of water. The site at Risdon Cove was badly affect by inconsistent water supply, stagnation of the inlet during the late summer. King was insecure about Bowen's juniority and inexperience as a young commander, when he was contacted by David Collins, dispatched directly from England aboard HMS Calcutta with HMS Ocean as a supply vessel, to establish a colony at Port Phillip, he redirected Collins' expedition to the Derwent. Collin's party arrived on the Derwent River on 16 February 1804, became becalmed in Storm Bay. Collin's dispatched troops to row ashore off what is now Rokeby to march overland to the camp at Risdon and announce their arrival; the party found navigating the thick Australian bushland hard-going, but did gain useful intelligence as the nature of the area.
In the end, they only arrived shortly. Upon his arrival, Collins d
1967 Tasmanian fires
The 1967 Tasmanian fires were an Australian natural disaster which occurred on 7 February 1967, an event which came to be known as the Black Tuesday bushfires. They were the most deadly bushfires that Tasmania has experienced, leaving 62 people dead, 900 injured and over seven thousand homeless. 110 separate fire fronts burnt through some 2,640 square kilometres of land in southern Tasmania within the space of five hours. Fires raged from near Bothwell to the D'Entrecasteaux Channel as well as Snug. There was extensive damage to agricultural property along the Channel, the Derwent Valley and the Huon Valley. Fires destroyed forest, public infrastructure and properties around Mount Wellington and many small towns along the Derwent estuary and east of Hobart; the worst of the fires was the Hobart Fire. In total, the fires claimed 62 lives in a single day. Property loss was extensive with 1293 homes and over 1700 other buildings destroyed; the fires destroyed 80 bridges, 4800 sections of power lines, 1500 motor vehicles and over 100 other structures.
It was estimated. The total damage amounted to $40,000,000 in 1967 Australian dollar values; the resulting insurance payout was the largest in Australian history. The late winter and early spring of 1966 had been wet over southeastern Tasmania, resulting in a large amount of vegetation growth by November. However, in November, Tasmania began its driest eight-month period since 1885, by the end of January 1967 the luxuriant growth in the area had dried off. Though January was a cool month, hot weather began early in February, so that in the days leading up to 7 February 1967, several bush fires were burning uncontrolled in the areas concerned; some of these fires had been deliberately lit for burning off, despite the dry conditions at the time. Reports into the causes of the fire stated. Shortly before midday on the 7th, a combination of high temperatures low humidity and strong winds from the northwest led to disaster. Although this fire was by far the worst in loss of life and property in Tasmanian history, the meteorological conditions are common.
McArthur's report on the fire notes that "very similar conditions have occurred on three or four occasions during the past 70 years." If considered in terms of both loss of property and loss of life, in 1967 this represented one of the worst disasters to have occurred in Australia. It is comparable in scale with the 1939 Black Friday bushfires in Victoria and the subsequent 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia, which claimed 75 lives and razed over 2,000 homes; the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires north of Melbourne, elsewhere in Victoria, in which 173 people died, share the same commencement date of 7 February. A memorial for the 1967 Bushfires was built at Snug in the Kingborough municipality, south of Hobart, where a plaque with the names of the 62 people killed is fixed to a brick chimney; the memorial has storyboards telling the story of the 1967 fires, as well as bushfire preparedness information. It is surrounded by a garden of fire resistant native plants. List of disasters in Australia by death toll Bushfire 2013 Tasmanian bushfires 2016 Tasmanian bushfires Whitaker, Richard.
Australia's Natural Disasters. Reed New Holland. ISBN 1-877069-38-8. Chambers, D. M. and Brettingham-Moore, C. G; the bush fire disaster of 7 February 1967: report and summary of evidence ( Solicitor-General and the Master and Registrar of the Supreme Court Office of the Solicitor-General. Hobart,Tasmania. Wettenhall, R. L. Bushfire disaster: an Australian community in crisis Sydney: Angus & Robertson. ISBN 0-207-12921-5
Kettering is a coastal town on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel opposite Bruny Island, Australia. At the 2011 census, Kettering had a population of 984; the area was explored by Bruni D'Entrecasteaux in 1792 and was settled in the early 19th century by timber cutters and sealers. Life was hard and the people who lived in the area settled for long preferring the life in Hobart Town to the whaling stations and logging camps, it was just north of Kettering in Oyster Cove that the last Tasmanian Aboriginal settlement was established in 1847. Aborigines from all over Van Diemen's Land had been rounded up some years earlier and isolated on Flinders Island. In 1847 the remnants, now only 44 people, were taken to a reserve at Oyster Cove. By 1855 there were only 16 people left and by 1869 only Truganini remained, she died in 1876 but it was not until 1976 that her ashes were thrown to the winds on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. Little Oyster Cove Post Office opened on 19 October 1868 and was renamed Kettering in 1892.
The Kettering region, although sheltered by Bruny Island is subject to foreshore erosion, communities in some areas have decided to sandbag sections of coast to reduce the effects. Today the area is noted for its orchards and Kettering has become an important service centre for the local farmers. Like so much of the area south of Hobart, both towns have become centres for commuters and alternative lifestyle dwellers who find the peacefulness suits them; these tiny settlements are now the focus of marine activities. Kettering is the centre for fishing in the region, it has two major marinas, South Haven Marina and Oyster Cove Marina, as well as many smaller owned jetties. 400 boats are located in Kettering whether on moorings or in marinas. The Bruny Island Ferry, runs from Kettering numerous times a day. Kettering has a thriving community involved in many artistic pursuits. There are many artists and crafts people living in the Southern Channel. 2008 saw a local production of Under Milk Wood, presented as a radio play in the local Community Hall, successful.
It was at the centre of the 2008 Art Trail an event which included 3 exhibitions and 9 artists' studios opened to the public. The success of the initial experiment led to the 2010 Art Trail; the local Kettering Music Group have been organising 4 or 5 chamber music concerts a year, now known as the Kettering Concerts and a Jazz in July concert since 2004. The next Art Trail is planned for August 2012. In July/August 2016, Kettering was the filming location of the 15 million dollar TV series, The Kettering Incident, which aired on Foxtel and BBC. At the Australian federal election, 2016 the Kettering booth recorded a 32% Liberal vote, 31% Labor vote and 27% Greens vote, with the remainder going to the Arts and Christian Democratic parties. General supplies and petrol are available at Kettering Central; the Oyster Cove Inn is a mansion built in the 1930s. A major refurbishment undertaken in 2009 has restored it to its original glory; the Inn sits at the head of Little Oyster Cove and has superb views over Oyster Cove Marina to the bay and Bruny Island.
The Kettering Oval is used throughout the summer for Cricket but for events such as The Taste of the Huon which showcases some of the Channel and Huon Valley's finest food and wine. Kettering has a Post Office owned by Australia Post and run locally by Rose and Mike Larner as part of the Kettering Central Complex; this consists of the Kettering LPO, General Store and take away, DVD hire, UNITED fuel and gas, local Butcher and The Cove hair salon. Kettering has two cafés, the Mermaid Café situated next to the Bruny Island Ferry Terminal and Pasha's located halfway along Ferry Road specialising in Turkish cuisine; the Oyster Cove Inn has a restaurant and offers bar meals. Excellent coffee and light snacks are available at Coffee a Go Go located next to the service station on the Channel Highway. Speciality hand-made chocolates are available from John Zito's Nutpatch, located adjacent to the service station. Kettering has a well-appointed Community Hall. In 2004 acoustic panelling was installed making the space suitable for meetings, concerts and exhibitions.
It has a badminton court and local enthusiasts play weekly. Art Trail Music concerts Jazz concert