April 2024 Newsletter

Read the April 2024 Launceston Historical Society Newsletter here: LHS Newsletter 193 Apr 2024

Find out what’s coming up in 2024:

  • 21 April 2024, Julian Burgess
  • 19 May 2024, Stefan Petrow
  • 16 June 2024, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
  • other lectures organised for this year
  • list of ‘Our History’ stories for three months

Everyone is welcome to come along each month to hear the speakers tell us more about our history. Admission is free for LHS members, and $5 for visitors.

History Prizes

The Launceston Primary School History Prize for 2024 is now open.

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.

More information and entry forms for 2024 is available here: http://launcestonhistory.org.au/activities/history-prize/

History Prize Flyer – Teachers

History Prize Flyer – Students


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 2023 Award opens on 14 June and closes on 30 September. 

Application forms are available from Dr Dianne Snowden AM at dsnowden@tassie.net.au.

The 2021 winner was Jill Cassidy for her book Deviot Talks. She was awarded $1,500.