Meetings of the Launceston Historical Society

Third Sunday of the Month 2.00pm, 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 2.00pm 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.

2016 Meetings: 

Sunday, 21 February 2016 – AGM form 2016 + Poster
AGM & DVD Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty: Launceston 

Friday, 18 March 2016 –  John West Memorial Lecture 
Held at the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, University of Tasmania, Newnham at 8.00pm
Michelle Grattan – The Power of Small Voices: The Struggle for the Senate’s Centre

Sunday, 17 April 2016 – Australian Heritage Week + Poster
Craig Deayton – Blinded by Blood: The AIF on the Western Front: Myth, Tragedy and the Threat to History

Sunday, 15 May 2016 – National Trust Heritage Festival  (Discovery & Rediscoveries) + Poster 
John Dent, The Kerry Lodge Archaeology Project

Sunday, 19 June 2016 – Fifth Pugh Day Lecture + Poster
John Paull and Aileen Pike, Persistence Pays: The Discovery of Dr Pugh’s Missing Journal

Sunday, 17 July 2016 + Poster
Georgia FountoulakiGreek Culture: Tasmanian Connections

Sunday, 21 August 2016 + Poster
Susan Aykut –  Launceston’s Victorian Turkish Baths

Sunday, 18 September 2016 – Combined Seminar with Oral History Tasmania (10.00am-3.00pm) + Seminar Program + Seminar Registration
Brad Williams – Archaeological dig at Launceston College / Gaol

Jill Cassidy – Oral history: What’s all the fuss about?

Margaretta Pos – My journey with colonial pioneer Elizabeth Fenton

Sunday, 16 October 2016 + Poster
Marion Sargent – Amy Sargent: An Adventurous Nurse

Friday, 18 November 2016 + Excursion form
Excursion to Chudleigh, Mole Creek & Deloraine

Sunday, 20 November 2016, Christmas Celebration + Poster
Anne Neale – The City Park Fountain: its origins uncovered, symbolism decoded, and significance established