April Newsletter

The April Newsletter is now ready to read:

LHS Newsletter No. 183, April 2022

The April meeting at the QV Museum at Inveresk is being held early because of Easter. On Sunday 10 April 2022 starting at 2pm, LTCOL Mark Cameron will speak on “Tasmanian Artillery From Federation to Gallipoli”.

On 15 May 2022 Emeritus Professor Stefan Petrow will speak on “Coping with shock infectious diseases: Typhoid and cholera in nineteenth century Tasmania”.

The 10th Pugh Day Lecture on 19 June 2022 will be delivered by Dr Michael Cooper AM on “Antarctica – not a place to get sick!” Presented in conjunction with the LGH Historical Committee.

History Prizes

The Launceston Primary School History Prize is open for 2022.

Be in the running to win book vouchers from Petrarch’s Bookshop by doing some historical research and presenting it in a short video or project.

Open to all students from the Launceston area in grades 3 – 6.

You have until 21 October 2022 to submit your creations.

More information and entry forms are here: http://launcestonhistory.org.au/activities/history-prize/


The Marita Bardenhagen Memorial Award for Local History is a biennial prize acknowledging outstanding original research in the field of local history with significant Tasmanian content.

The 2021 Award is now closed.

The winner, Jill Cassidy for her book Deviot Talks, was awarded $1,500.