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 + Poster AGM 2019
Annual General Meeting with guest speaker Brad Williams, The Oatlands Commissariat Restoration Project

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? Available Online

Sunday, 14 April 2019 + Poster
Maureen Martin Ferris, Louisa Anne Meredith

Sunday, 19 May 2019 + Poster – National Archaeology Week,  Australian Heritage Festival Tasmania
John Dent, Northern Tasmanian Convict Stations

Sunday, 16 June 2019 – Eighth Pugh Day Lecture +  Poster                                        Prof. Paul Myles, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine. Alfred Hospital. A vexed history of laughing gas: A cycle out of depression

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

Sunday, 18 August 2019 + Poster
Marion Sargent,  A brief history of the Cataract Gorge

Sunday, 15 September 2019 + Poster
Tony Marshall, Edward Abbott senior and junior and Launceston connections

Sunday, 20 October 2019 + Poster
Lynette Ross, The house that William built: the story of Launceston’s Government Cottage

Monday, 4 November 2019  +   Registration form                                                            Oatlands excursion for members, departing Launceston at 9 am, $50.

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