The history of the North-East will be delved into in an upcoming event called The North Remembers, Lilydale Heritage Phillip Mahnken chairman says.
"The Piper's River district was undeveloped until the 1860s when Scots, German, English and others created sawmills, farms, orchards, and homes in the towering bush," he said.
"They had only horse, bullock and manpower. Men and women carried produce on foot by the notoriously rough track to Launceston and to the goldfields at Lisle northeast of Mount Arthur.
"Their efforts created a prosperous agricultural municipality stretching from Nabowla to Newnham and Lisle to Lefroy, with Upper Piper, renamed Lilydale, at its heart."
The Heritage Lilydale History Gathering will be on Sunday, November 17, at the Performing Arts Room 11 at the Lilydale District School, with a series of talks from 1pm to 3.30pm. An exhibition on families will also be on display.
"Nigel Burch, author of Ephemeral Lisle, The Town That Disappeared will tell us of the stone monument ready to dedicate at Lisle, once a booming mining town northeast of Mt Arthur," Mr Mahnken said.
Mr Burch will also discuss the history of the timber tramway from the first water-powered sawmill on the Pipers River at Underwood to Mowbray.
The effect WWII had on Lilydale farmers and daily life will then be explored by Janet Sims.
Alf Mundy will share excerpts from his enlarged memoir, Old Tassie Tales.
"Alf recalls firsthand details of logging with bullocks on Mt Arthur with his father and uncles, olden times, tools and ways, and tales as tall as the stringybarks they logged," Mr Mahnken said.
Maggie Syms will present the life of her grandfather, notable Lilydale character Eddie Weston: orchardist, farmer, carrier, RSL man.
Mr Weston - known as the 'Apple Colonel' - organised the Anzac Day sports program with free apples and lollies for the children, and led the parade on horseback.
Mr Mahnken will then present a selection from nearly 300 local place names and their origins.
"If you have an interest in Lilydale district, Tasmanian history and the life stories of ordinary people, you are welcome to come and enjoy our families exhibition and listen to our speakers," he said.
He is also hoping the event will result in community members coming forward with their knowledge about local place names.
There will also be afternoon tea. The event is free but a gold coin donation is welcome.