February 2023 Newsletter

Read the February 2023 Launceston Historical Newsletter here: 187 February 2023

Our first meeting for the year is the AGM with guest speaker Geoff McLean on Sunday 19 February.

Dr Nick Brodie is presenting the John West Memorial Lecture on Sunday 19 March.

More information about these events is in the Newsletter as well as a list of the last couple of months of ‘Our History’ articles, and what’s in store for the rest of the year.

Everyone is welcome to come along to learn more about our history.

History Prizes

The Launceston Primary School History Prize has closed 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.

Watch out for information on the 2023 competition.

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 2023 Award opens on 14 June and closes on 30 September. More information to follow.

The 2021 winner was Jill Cassidy for her book Deviot Talks. She was awarded $1,500.