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.

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 – Australian Heritage Festival Tasmania
John Dent & Darren Watton, Kings Meadows Road Station  

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

Sunday, 21 June 2020 – Ninth Pugh Day Lecture                                                       Dr Alicia Dennis, Topic to be advised                                       

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

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

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

Sunday, 18 October 2020
Dr Andrew Byrne, History of the RSPCA in Tasmania

Monday, 2 November 2020                                                                                                Excursion to Waddamana Power Station Museum. Details to be advised.

Sunday, 15 November 2020, Christmas Celebration
Duncan Grant, Churches in Northern Tasmania part 2