Every part of Australia is, always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the palawa – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

Walking The City Of Makers


If you think you know Burnie backwards, take another look.

To participate download the Google Map for Burnie Living History QR Walk to locate the QR codes on your walk. These will be numbered but it’s not necessary to follow these numbers in any particular sequence. Using your phones camera, hover your phone over the QR code, put your volume up high on your phone, and select the link that is opened. A short vignette will be displayed for you to play.

Here is a link to start off your journey.


Covid Info

Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding event operations, you can find the relevant government information here.

Contact tracing: Contact information for patrons attending this event will be collected at the point of online, phone or box office ticket purchase. This information will be held for 28 days, in accordance with Government requirements, and used for contact tracing if necessary.

Cloaking facilities: In the interest of maintaining Tasmanian Government hygiene recommendations, no cloaking facilities will be offered at this venue.

For more information on COVID-19 safety measures in place at Ten Days on the Island, follow this link.

Image: Original Courtesy of John Pease personal collections of photographs