Papers and Proceedings

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

  • denotes Annual Symposia or Seminars

Cost: 
$12.00 plus $2.00 postage & handling for papers that are still available

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

1989

##   ~   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

1990

##   ~   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

1991

##   ~   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

1992

##   ~   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

1993

##   ~   Dr Marilyn Lake 

…..  Gender and History: Lady Franklin and the Masculinity of Self-Government

  • Towns of the Norfolk Plains Area

G Hawley Stancombe 
…..  Perth
Di Sullivan 
…..  Evandale
Keith Kennedy-Tyson  
…..  W P Weston and Longford
Leila Frankcombe 
…..  Cressy
Virginia Greenhill 
…..  Westbury

1994

##   ~   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

1995

 ##   ~   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

##   ~   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

##   ~   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
…..  Canon Marcus Brownrigg

 1998

##   ~   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

##   ~   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

##   ~   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

2001

##   ~   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

##   ~   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

##   ~   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.

2004

##   ~   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 
…..  Convicts

2005

##   ~   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

2006

##   ~   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
…..  Shipping
Stefan Petrow
…..  Banking and Finance
Nic Haygarth
…..  Mt Bischoff Smelters
Jillian Koshin
…..  The Labour Force and Working Conditions