Read the last Launceston Historical Society Newsletter for 2019 to find out about the previous three monthly talks, the Primary History Prize presentation at the Town Hall and our excursion to Oatlands.
Also, see details of our final talk for 2019 by Jill Cassidy on “Writing the history of Deviot”, along with our full programme for 2020.
Sunday 17 November 2019 – 2pm at the Meeting Room, Queen
Victoria Museum at Inveresk
Jill Cassidy, Writing the history of Deviot
In 2002 Jill Cassidy
and her late husband Mike moved to Deviot and Jill immediately became
interested in the history of the area. When she found very little written
history she decided to hold a conference to get more information. The
conference was successful but was largely focused on the 20th century.
Notwithstanding the wonders of Trove, discovering information about the
nineteenth century proved to be more difficult than she imagined, but a series
of breakthroughs finally allowed her to write the first chapter of her book, Deviot
Jill Cassidy worked for 20 years in the History department of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. On retirement she was made an Honorary Research Officer. She is President of Oral History Tasmania and Vice-President of Oral History Australia.
All welcome. Members free, visitors $4. This will be our Christmas celebration with bubbly and cake. Come early to buy tickets for the three Christmas hampers raffle, three tickets for $5.
Read the excellent 2019 John West Memorial Lecture by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC Governor of Tasmania:
Transportation re-visited: lessons for modern penal policy? Available Online