So Many Mistakes in Story of Errol Flynn’s Birthplace

There are so many mistakes about Errol Flynn’s birthplace. The Flynn family moved to a boarding house called Westella on the other side of Hobart to Sandy Bay known as North Hobart. They then moved to Mildura a 2 story semi detached house. Still in North Hobart they lived there till young Errol was around 5 years old. Errol was born at the Queen Alexandria hospital. Anyone that knows the early life of Errol and has shared information about his birthplace knows the truth I really HATE when people put up so many false statements in a published story.  One great book to get is by Don Norman called The Tasmanian Story. Don was a great friend of Errol’s. it was not Captain Bligh’s sword the family owned, it was Fletcher Christian’s sword. His father did not take him along a lot of the time. He was left to his own devices and so to his mother. His mother was not the outdoors type. She loved to socialize at party’s given by the rich members of Tasmania. She even went as far as to send a letter to her sister in Sydney after Errol’s birth and called him ” … baby.” They did have Tasmanian Devils in the yard when they were at Mildura. Errol’s father went to Hobart to take up the position of Professor of Biology and has many things named after him in Hobart.

And as for signs there is no plaque where he was born as it is now town houses. We looked into it but it was too difficult to place a plaque there. My Husband and I still run the Errol Flynn Society of Tasmania. The green sign at the end of The Errol Flynn Reserve was put there by us. We fought for years to get that sign placed there. The locals wanted nothing to do with it. NO CHANGE said the council and administration. It went in front of them so many times. And finally I called the nomenclature board which allows names to be erected and the leader of this board and his wife who did not like Errol tried to stop it every way we turned . Finally the council saw sense and allowed us to erect that sign. It is placed there as Errol was taught to swim there and also the beach is a leash free dog area where many many dogs enjoy freedom chasing balls, swimming, and as Errol loved his dog’s we thought it only fitting for it to be erected there. I suggest the Museum of  Lost Things lost do not know what they are talking about …

Errol Flynn: The Most Famous Tasmanian

— tassie devil

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