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.

2019 Meetings: 

Sunday, 17 February 2019 – AGM form 2019
Annual General Meeting with guest speaker Brad Williams, Oatlands Commissariat Store restoration

Friday, 15 March 2019 –  John West Memorial Lecture
Held at the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, University of Tasmania, Newnham at 8pm
Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC Governor of Tasmania, Transportation re-visited: lessons for modern penal policy?

Sunday, 21 April 2019 
Maureen Martin Ferris, Louisa Anne Meredith

Sunday, 19 May 2019 – ‘This Place Matters’ Australian Heritage Festival Tasmania
John Dent and Darren Watton, Archaeology of the Kings Meadows Road Station

Sunday, 16 June 2019 – Eighth Pugh Day Lecture                                                      Topic to be advised

Sunday, 21 July 2019 
Duncan Grant, Small churches of Northern Tasmania

Sunday, 18 August 2019 
Nick Brodie & Kristyn Harman, Topic to be advised

Sunday, 15 September 2019
Tony Marshall, Edward Abbott senior & junior & Launceston connections

Sunday, 20 October 2019
Lynette Ross, Government Cottage in City Park

Sunday, 17 November 2019, Christmas Celebration 
Jill Cassidy, Writing the history of Deviot