Meetings of the Launceston Historical Society

Third Sunday of the Month 2.00pm, QVMAG 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, QVMAG Museum at Inveresk. Speakers include members of the Society and other historians.

The Society hosts The Examiner-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.

2015 Meetings:

Sunday, 15 February 2015 – Annual General Meeting form 2015 + Poster
Tom Dunning – The Virtues of Local History: the Case for a New History of Launceston 

Friday, 13 March 2015 – The Examiner-John West Memorial Lecture +  more information
Held at the Albert Hall, Launceston at 8.00pm
Julian Burnside AO QC – We can do much better

Sunday, 12 April 2015 – Australian Heritage Week 
Julian Burgess – Private William Gow: A Tasmanian ambulance man at Gallipoli

Sunday, 17 May 2015 – National Trust Heritage Festival  (Conflict & Compassion) See page 12 of the program
Anne Neale, Charles Street, from Prince’s Square to the Cenotaph

Sunday, 21 June 2015 – Fourth Pugh Day Lecture + Poster
Dr Rod Westhorpe – From Etheriser to Anaesthetist: The development of a medical specialty

Sunday, 19 July 2015 + Poster
John Paull – Count Strzelecki: World Traveller and Amazing Explorer of Van Diemen’s Land 1840-1842

Sunday, 16 August 2015 – DVD + Poster
John Shepherd and Ray Sangston – A Tourist’s Walk with Max Oldaker through Central Launceston

Sunday, 20 September 2015  +  Poster
Marion Sargent – Old Cemeteries of Launceston

Sunday, 18 October 2015 + Poster
John Watts – Outer Leads of the Tamar River

Sunday, 15 November 2015, Christmas Celebration + Poster
Anne Neale – A Rogue and Vagabond, the true story of Henry Bridges [alias Horace Bennett] Architect of the Launceston Town Hall

AND Mini Book Fair – Members will be selling their new books, just in time for Christmas. Book sales start at 1.30pm and will continue after the talk by Anne.

Sunday, 29 November 2015
Excursion to Devonport. Visit the Bass Strait Maritime Centre and Home Hill.