Previous The Examiner-John West Memorial Lectures

1989
Professor Henry Reynolds:
Tasmania’s Forgotten Treaty

1990
Professor C M H Clark, AC:
The Writing of Australian History

1991
Emeritus Director Daniel Thomas, AM:
Tasmania’s Contribution to the Advances of Art and Taste

1992
Professor Michael Roe with Dr Dan Huon and Dr Alison Alexander:
Launceston Examined: A city and its Newspaper 1842-1992

1993
Dr Marilyn Lake:
Gender and History: Lady Franklin and the Masculinity of Self-Government

1994
Dr Patricia Grimshaw:
Writing the History of Aboriginal and White Women in Colonial Tasmania

1995
Mr Justice Michael Kirby, AC, CMG:
John West, Nationhood and the Millennium

1996
Sister Veronica Brady:
“To Set the People Free”: Conviction and Conscience. John West at the end of the Twentieth Century

1997
Mr Clement Mulcahy:
Sectarianism – A Blessing or a Curse! Does Tasmania have a Cromwellian Legacy?

1998
Mr John Lyons, Editor The Sydney Morning Herald:
Media at the Crossroads

1999
Professor A G L Shaw, AO:
John West’s Tasmania

2000
The Honorable Sir Guy Green, AC, KBE, Governor of Tasmania:
Constitutionalism and the Two Cultures

2001
Professor Geoffrey Blainey:
How Six became One: the Strange Story of the Creation of Australia’s Commonwealth

2002
Associate Professor Janet McCalman, FAHA:
By way of Blessington: pathways in an ecological history of humankind

2003
Professor Stuart Macintyre:
The slavish violence of mere servants of the people: John West and the problem of responsible government

2004
Mr Paul Brunton:
The Voyages of Abel Tasman 1642-44

2005
Professor Tim Bonyhady:
Louisa’s legacy: an appreciation of Tasmania’s first environmental activist

2006
Dr Hamish Maxwell-Stewart:
“Unutterable”: Imagining the Macquarie Harbour Penal Station

2007
Dr Michael Vertigan AC:
Investment in Education – a key to Australia’s future Prosperity

2008
Professor Henry Reynolds AC:
What now for the Black-Arm band?
Aboriginal history after the apology Available Online

2009
Phillip Adams:
The End of the World? or
The Birth of a Better One? Available Online

2010
Professor Tim Flannery:
The CPRS – Is it right for Australia? Available Online

2011
Professor Cassandra Pybus:
The colourful life of Gilbert Robertson, Aboriginal hunter, True Colonist editor, agriculturalist and perpetual litigant Available Online

2012
Dr Carmen Lawrence:
Development at any price? The case of Australia’s Indigenous Heritage Available Online

2013
Professor Lucy Frost:
The children of mothers in the convict system of Van Diemen’s Land Available Online

2014
Professor Philip Payton:
From Launceston to Launceston – Perspectives on the Cornish in Australia

Each of the lectures for 1989 – 2011 has been published in the Society’s annual Papers and Proceedings. Copies of some earlier issues are still available in printed format. From 2008 to 2013 the lectures are available online.