December 2022 Newsletter

The December 2022 Newsletter can now be read here:

No. 186 December 2022

Read summaries of the last two lectures, the Annandale archaeological dig, the Primary History Prize, and our excursion along the West Tamar to Beaconsfield.

A list of all our proposed lectures for 2023 is included in the Newsletter, as well as the last couple of months of ‘Our History’ articles.

There are also a couple of historical articles about the old Launceston Gaol walls.

History Prizes

The Launceston Primary School History Prize is open for 2022.

Be in the running to win book vouchers from Petrarch’s Bookshop by doing some historical research and presenting it in a short video or project.

Open to all students from the Launceston area in grades 3 – 6.

You have until 21 October 2022 to submit your creations.

More information and entry forms are here:


The Marita Bardenhagen Memorial Award for Local History is a biennial prize acknowledging outstanding original research in the field of local history with significant Tasmanian content.

The 2021 Award is now closed.

The winner, Jill Cassidy for her book Deviot Talks, was awarded $1,500.