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 LHS members and $4 for visitors.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we have cancelled the remainder of our 2020 lectures, but do hope to be able to hold the same ones next year in the same month.

2020 Meetings: 

Sunday, 16 February 2020 – AGM form 2020 + Poster AGM 2020
Annual General Meeting with guest speaker Mike McCausland, William Lushington Goodwin, controversial publisher of the Cornwall Chronicle

Friday, 13 March 2020 –  John West Memorial Lecture
Held at the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, University of Tasmania, Newnham at 8pm
Professor Tim McCormack, Dean of the Faculty of Law, UTAS, The Notion of Humanity as a Constraint on the Conduct of War

Sunday, 19 April 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
John Dent & Darren Watton, Kings Meadows Road Station  

Sunday, 17 May 2020 – National Trust Tasmania Heritage Festival – Cancelled
Derek Binns, John Francis: royal assassin, Launceston builder

Sunday, 21 June 2020 – Ninth Pugh Day Lecture – Cancelled                                       Dr Alicia Dennis                                    

Sunday, 19 July 2020 – Cancelled
Dr Rebe Taylor, Into the Heart of Tasmania. A search for human antiquity

Sunday, 16 August 2020 – Cancelled
Robert Smith,  William Henry Clayton: an amateur’s perspective of the legacy of the architect in Tasmania and New Zealand

Sunday, 20 September 2020 – Cancelled
Dr Nic Haygarth, Who killed the Tigers? A preliminary analysis of applications for the Tasmanian thylacine bounty 1888-1909

Sunday, 18 October 2020 – Cancelled
Nigel Burch, Sir Richard Dry: Tasmania’s favourite son

Sunday, 1 November 2020 – date has been changed, but still going ahead                Excursion to Waddamana Power Station Museum. Details are in the August Newsletter. Members only.

Sunday, 15 November 2020 – Cancelled
Duncan Grant, Churches in Northern Tasmania part 2