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 and visitors are welcome.

2017 Meetings: 

Sunday, 19 February 2017 – AGM form + Poster
Annual General Meeting with guest speaker Peter Richardson, The Treasure within – The Launceston Mechanics’ Institute Library

Thursday, 16 March 2017 –  John West Memorial Lecture 
Held at the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, University of Tasmania, Newnham at 8pm
Saul Eslake, Education, Productivity and Economic Performance  Saul Eslake’s Lecture

Sunday, 9 April 2017 + Poster
Bradley Wood, Digging in a Flanders Field

Sunday, 21 May 2017 – Australian Heritage Festival Tasmania  (Having a Voice) + Poster
LHS Committee, Education, Flagellation and Recreation: the story of Royal Park (Meet at Launceston College for a walk in the park)

Sunday, 18 June 2017 – Sixth Pugh Day Lecture + Poster
Professor Milton Cohen, What would Pugh say? Reflections on pain, practice and propriety

Sunday, 16 July 2017 +  Poster
Jenny Gill, The controversial clock of St John’s Anglican Church – Why was it so?

Sunday, 20 August 2017 + Poster
Louise Zarmati, Why do kids hate Australian history, and what are we doing about it?

Sunday, 17 September 2017 + Poster
Guy Burns & Eric Sargent, Clytie & Me (audio-visual presentation)

Sunday, 15 October 2017
Barbara Hatley, Launceston on Stage: a History of Amateur Theatre in Launceston

November 2017
Possible excursion to be advised

Sunday, 19 November 2017, Christmas Celebration
Christina Henri, Engaging the convict legacy: art’s role as a means of understanding