Papers and Proceedings

## denotes “The Examiner – John West Memorial Lecture”

  • denotes Annual Symposia or Seminars

All Papers and Proceedings are Out of Print

They can be read, photocopied or scanned at the Launceston LINC (library), Civic Square.

The Papers and Proceedings published for 2011 are the final ones that the Society will produce.


##   Professor Henry Reynolds, Tasmania’s Forgotten Treaty

  • Launceston in the 1840s

G Hawley Stancombe 
Commerce in Launceston in 1842
Michael Roe
Glimpses of Ideology, John West’s pamphlets
Eric Ratcliff 
The Town in 1842
Wayne Shipp 
Early History of the Port of Launceston
Patricia Ratcliff
Some Colonial Pressmen
Michael Courtney 
The First Newspapers


##   Professor Manning Clark AC, The Writing of Australian History

  • Sport and Recreation

Mollie Hildyard 
Thinking as a Child
Ric Smith 
Two Launceston Cricketers: John Arthur and George Bailey
Peter and Gwenda Webb 
Fun and Games in the City Park
Dennis Hodgkinson 
Pubs in Launceston
Jenny Gill 
The diary of a Launceston gentlewoman
Stewart Chapple 
Launceston cricket looks back
Jack Branagan 
The sport of skiiing in Northern Tasmania


##   Daniel Thomas, AM, Tasmania’s Contribution to the Advances of Art and Taste

  • Northern Tasmania 1891

Ursula Smith 
Devonport in 1891
Jack Bentley 
Primary Industries: The District of Wynyard 1891
Jillian Koshin
Transport and Employment in Launceston 1891
Don Elmer 
Latrobe 1891
Sue Walden 
Chinese in the North-East
Evelyne Vadasz 
Tasmanian International Exhibition 1891


##   Professor Michael Roe with Dr Dan Huon and Dr Alison Alexander 

Launceston Examined: A city and its Newspaper 1842-1992

  • 20th Century Launceston from the Perspective of The Examiner

Marion Dowsett                                                                                                                  The Changing Face of the City
Margaret Todd 
Three Epidemics – 1903-1938
Miranda Morris
Women in the Workforce between the Two World Wars
Lark Bushby 
Launceston Flood, April 1929 and Its Effect on the People of Inveresk
Caryl Woof 
Launceston: 1952 and 1992


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

  • Towns of the Norfolk Plains Area

G Hawley Stancombe 
Di Sullivan 
Keith Kennedy-Tyson  
W P Weston and Longford
Leila Frankcombe 
Virginia Greenhill 


##   Dr Patricia Grimshaw, Writing the History of Aboriginal and White Women in Colonial Tasmania

  • Family and History in Tasmania

Margaret Clare & Jillian Koshin 
Origins of a 19th century first generation Tasmanian family
Thelma Grunnell 
Everyone has one
Shirley Jensen 
International Year of the Family: 1994
Karlena Lockett 
My family begins with me
Jill Cassidy 
Discovering your family through oral history


 ##   The Hon. Justice Michael D Kirby AC, CMG, John West, Nationhood and the Milleneum

  • The Role of Northern Tasmania in the Move Towards Federation

Marion Dowsett
Prelude to Federation
Patricia Ratcliff
John West and editors’ perceptions
Jillian Koshin 
Patriotism in Northern Tasmania c.1890-1914
Sheila Burchill                                                                                                                   The public face of federation in Northern Tasmania

 1996 – OUT OF PRINT

##   Sister Veronica Brady PhD (Toronto), “To Set the People Free”; Conviction and Conscience. John West at the end of the Twentieth Century

  • Religious Diversity in Northern Tasmania

Mary & Joyce Padman 
The Uniting Church and its Antecedents
Anne Maskell 
Origins and Development of the Christian Brethren on the North-West Coast of Tasmania
Beth Sandor 
The History of the Launceston Jewish Community
Rowland B Ralph 
The Chinese Vestry

 1997 – OUT OF PRINT

##   Clement Mulcahy, Chairman, Royal Western Australian Historical Society 

Sectarianism – a blessing or a curse! Does Tasmania have a Cromwellian Legacy?

  • The Importance of Prince’s Square to the City of Launceston in the Nineteenth Century

Sheila Burchill 
From Clay-Pit to a Prince’s Square
Jenny Gill 
St John’s Church
Barbara Valentine 
Owners and Occupiers: Properties facing Prince’s Square
Stewart Chapple 
People and Politics of the Square
Lionel Morrell 
The Architecture & National Significance of the Square
Peter Webb 
Three Remarkable Clergymen: Reverend William Law, Reverend James Lindsay and Canon Marcus Brownrigg

 1998 – OUT OF PRINT

##   Mr John Lyons, Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald,  Media at the Crossroads

  • Ships, Sailors and the Tamar

Peter Mercer 
Sea, Sun and Sextant: The European discovery, exploration and charting of Australian and Tasmanian waters and making them safe for navigation.
Sir Raymond Ferrall 
History of the River Tamar and the Port of Launceston
J K Edwards
Some Aspects of the More Recent History of the River Tamar and the Port of Launceston
Captain Charles Black
Spillcon 1996: Iron Baron Case Study
Gwenda M Webb 
The East Arm Soldier Settlers 1829-1845

 1999 – OUT OF PRINT

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

  • Tasmanian Aborigines: Past & Present

Robin Sim 
Prehistoric Human Occupation in the Furneaux Region, Bass Strait
Peter C Sims, OAM 
Thirty years recording Aboriginal sites in Tasmania
Dr Eric Ratcliff 
Wybalenna: From Conciliation to Reconciliation
Sarah Taylor 
Tasmanian Aboriginal Identity: The Controversy Uncovered
John Taylor 
The Tasmanian Languages

 2000 – OUT OF PRINT

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

  • Aspects of Tasmania in the Twentieth Century: Developments in the Professions

Peter Brooker 
Tasmanian Education in the Twentieth Century
Jack Dunn 
Recollections of a Launceston Monumental Mason and Funeral Director
Dr John Morris 
Changes in Fifty Years of Medicine
Peter Richardson 
Launceston’s Librarians: a Century of Change and Continuity
John Wilson 
The Legal Profession in Launceston 1900 to 2000


##   Professor Geoffrey Blainey, AO,  How Six Became One: the Strange Story of the Birth of the Commonwealth

  • Federation

Sheila Burchill 
Celebrations in Launceston at the time of Federation
Dr Richard Ely 
The Life and Work of Andrew Inglis Clark
Prof Michael Roe 
In a State: Tasmania’s polity under Federal Pressure 1901-4
Peter & Gwenda M Webb 
The First Members from Tasmania Elected to the Federal Parliament

 2002 – OUT OF PRINT

##   Associate Professor Janet McCalman,  By way of Blessington: family histories, Aborigines, convicts and colonial officials

  • Launceston Charitable Institutions and the Needy

Anne Bartlett 
John Tevelein and the Launceston Benevolent Society
Barbara Valentine 
The Launceston City Mission
Pat O’Halloran 
Some Facets of the History of the Society of St Vincent de Paul in Launceston during the Presidency of J.V. Sullivan, 1899 – 1937
D J (Don) Beasley 
The Salvation Army: Benevolence through the Years
Andrew Piper 
Emancipists, destitution & infirmity: the role of the Cornwall Hospital

 2003 – OUT OF PRINT

##   Professor Stuart Macintyre, ‘The slavish violence of mere servants of the people’: John West and the problem of responsible goverment

  • 150 Years of Launceston Town Council

Prof. Michael Roe 
Glimpses of early assertion of Launceston’s identity, culminating in the first municipal elections
Dr Stefan Petrow 
A Municipal Heaven: Launceston 1870 to 1914
Gwenda Webb 
Launceston’s First Aldermen
Stewart  Chapple
Launceston Mayors I have Known
Dorothy Rosemann 
Town Clerks of Launceston 1853-1983
Eric Ratcliff 
Launceston Town Hall
Dr Jillian Koshin 
Chronology of 150 Years of Local Government in Launceston


##   Mr Paul Brunton,  The Voyages of Abel Tasman 1642-44

  • Portraits of Port Dalrymple

Dr Shayne Breen 
The Tamar as Aboriginal Country
Phillip Tardif 
Bowen’s child, Meehan’s Weakness,and the Risdon Settlers who came to Port Dalrymple
John Dent 
Surveying Our Past: Exploration of Port Dalrymple 1798-1811
Dianne Phillips
Early Settlement on the Tamar
Dr Hamish Maxwell-Stewart 


##   Professor Tim Bonyhady, Louisa’s Legacy: An Appreciation of Tasmania’s First Environmental Activist

  • Northern Tasmanians and the Sciences

Jill Cassidy
Tasmanian Inventions
Lynn Blackwood
Ronald Campbell Gunn
Rhonda Hamilton
HH and EOG Scott – Two Remarkable Museum Men
Paul Richards                                                                                                             Medical Advances in Launceston 1850-1950


##   Dr Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Unutterable: Imagining Maquarie Harbour Penal Station

  • It’s a Busy Place: Launceston from Settlement to City

John Dent
Launceston’s First Buildings 1805-07
Anne Green
Overview of the Growth of Launceston
Jill Cassidy
Launceston Flourmills
Jai Paterson
Launceston Breweries
Peter Cox
Stefan Petrow
Banking and Finance
Nic Haygarth
Mt Bischoff Smelters
Jillian Koshin
The Labour Force and Working Conditions