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An event to celebration of HTPAA's 40th anniversary featuring an exhibition of the Caine Tool Collection as well as rare tools, live trade demonstrations and lectures, a tool market and coffee and food.
Entertainment and education for all ages.

Brighton Town Hall, Saturday 22nd October 2022, 9.30am to 5pm. More details here.

Though a number of things have changed over the years, the aims of the association have never needed to be updated as they are even more relevant today as they were when first developed:

  • Promote the preservation, documentation, study and understanding of hand tools and the skills employed in their use.
  • Encourage interest in and better understanding of crafts and early industries in which hand tools were used.
  • Discover, identify, classify, document, preserve and exhibit hand tools. In particular, special efforts are to be made regarding the documentation and preservation of Australian-made hand tools.
  • Share this knowledge and understanding with other interested persons and museums, pioneer villages, the National Trust, and other similar institutions.
  • Accomplish these aims in a spirit of good fellowship.

These aims are achieved through the Association's many activities - its various publications, its care of the Caine Tool Collection and development of its own historic hand tool collection, its public displays and demonstrations at public events and its responses to questions from the general public via the web site and social media.

Next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market is on Sunday 6th November 2022 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at The National Steam Centre, 1200 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby or see the map here. For more information see the Tool Market page.