Meetings of the Launceston Historical Society

Third Sunday of the Month at 2pm, Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk

Monthly meetings are held from February to November, usually on the afternoon of the third Sunday in the month, at the Meeting Room, Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk, at 2pm unless otherwise notified. Speakers include members of the Society and other historians.

The Society hosts the John West Memorial Lecture, delivered by a prominent Australian, in March each year. The Annual General Meeting is held in February.

Below is the current schedule for these meetings. See the latest newsletter for more information on upcoming events.

Admission is free for members and $4 for visitors.

2018 Meetings: 

Saturday & Sunday, 10-11 February 2018                                                                 New Norfolk Excursion (fully subscribed)

Sunday, 18 February 2018 – AGM form 2018 + Poster 
Annual General Meeting with guest speaker John Dent, The Kings Meadows Convict Road Station

Friday, 16 March 2018 –  John West Memorial Lecture + Mark McKenna Poster +  Listen on Livestream
Held at the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, University of Tasmania, Newnham at 8pm
Professor Mark McKenna, Beyond the Crown: History and Australia’s Republican Future 

Sunday, 15 April 2018 + Poster
Nigel Burch, Some early social history of Beaconsfield

Saturday, 21 April 2018                                                                                             Kerry Lodge Archaeological Project Open Day for LHS members at 563 Hobart Road, Breadbalbane, 100 metres past the Spikey Bridge at 2pm

Sunday, 22 April 2018                                                                                                Kerry Lodge Archaeological Project Open Day for the general public at 563 Hobart Road, Breadbalbane, 100 metres past the Spikey Bridge at 11am & 2pm

Sunday, 13 May 2018 In conjunction with the National Trust + Australian Heritage Festival Tasmania                                                                                                    Held at the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, University of Tasmania, Newnham at 2pm  Professor Eleanor Casella and Dr Karen Hall, The Bridge Dig: Kerry Lodge Archaeological Project Lecture

Sunday, 20 May 2018 – Poster + Australian Heritage Festival Tasmania
Denis Lake, The celebrated Peddle chair

Sunday, 17 June 2018 – Seventh Pugh Day Lecturer Colin Chilvers, Anaesthesia and Overseas Aid

Sunday, 15 July 2018
Dr Alison Alexander, The O’Connors of Connorville

Sunday, 19 August 2018
Steve Radford, Captain Samuel William (Bill) Barrett

Sunday, 16 September 2018
Evan Livingstone-Thomas, Stone tool use in Eastern Tasmania:Tracks across the lithic landscape

Sunday, 21 October 2018, 30th Birthday
Karin Le, When Multiculturalism came to Launceston

Monday, 5 November 2018                                                                                     Spring Excursion to ‘Strathmore’, Nile, Deddington

Sunday, 18 November 2018, Christmas Celebration
Dr Stefan Petrow, Tasmanian Anzacs: Tasmanian soldiers and World War One