Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



8 February 2019

Will Hodgman, Premier

Honouring Vanessa Goodwin

A 100 year old Huon Pine dinghy restored by inmates of Risdon prison, in partnership with the Howrah Rotary Club, in honour of former Attorney General Vanessa Goodwin has been unveiled at the National Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart today.

The beautiful ‘Vanessa G’ has been carefully restored over 6 months by inmates and Rotarians, working together as part a Prison Reintegration program.

Vanessa was very passionate about prisoner rehabilitation, and this is a poignant tribute to her work in this area.

This Sunday the dinghy will be sold by public action, with the proceeds going to assist the funding of future projects between Rotary and Risdon Prison.

The ‘Vanessa G’ will be on display to the public during the festival on Hobart’s waterfront from today and over the Hobart Regatta Day long weekend.



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