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.

COVID Requirements

The Museum meeting room can now accommodate 100 people, but we cannot serve afternoon tea. There is no need to book to attend lectures in person, but members can watch the live stream at home via Zoom. More details are in the latest Newsletter, and in email notifications to members.

All visitors to the QVMAG are required to check in with the Tas App by scanning the QR code displayed in the foyer. If you do not have a smart phone the attendant staff can check you in on the QVMAG device. Masks are mandatory.

2022 Meetings: 

Sunday, 20 February 2022 – Poster
Annual General Meeting with guest speaker Richard Mack, Margaret Mack: Intrepid Physio

Thursday, 3 March 2022 –  John West Memorial Lecture
Held at the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, University of Tasmania, Newnham at 8pm
Dr Alison Alexander, End of Convict Transportation

Sunday, 10 April 2022
Mark Cameron, Tasmanian Artillery from Federation to Gallipoli  

Sunday, 15 May 2022
Jeanette Thompson, The Knave of Diamonds, Opera Singer

Sunday, 20 June 2022 – Pugh Day Lecture                                                                         Dr Michael Cooper, TBC

Sunday, 17 July 2022 – Mead, Smith, von Stieglitz Lecture
John Dent & Darren Watton, Annandale Archaeological Dig

Sunday, 21 August 2022
Dr Jai Paterson, Launceston Hotels

Sunday, 18 September 2022
Louise Zarmati, Scrimshaw Cane from an Oatlands Dig

Sunday, 16 October 2022
Duncan Grant, Lesser-known Launceston Churches and Missions

Sunday, 7 November 2022 (Monday long weekend)                                                      Excursion to Beaconsfield. Members only.

Sunday, 20 November 2022
Nick Clements, Tongerlongeter: First Nations Leader and Tasmanian War Hero