Meetings of the Launceston Historical Society

Third Sunday of the Month at 2pm, Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk

Monthly meetings are held from February to November, usually on the afternoon of the third Sunday in the month, at the Meeting Room, Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk, at 2pm unless otherwise notified. Speakers include members of the Society and other historians.

The Society hosts the John West Memorial Lecture, delivered by a prominent Australian, in March each year. The Annual General Meeting is held in February.

Below is the current schedule for these meetings. See the latest newsletter for more information on upcoming events.

Admission is free for LHS members and $4 for visitors.

COVID Requirements

The Museum meeting room can now accommodate 70 people, but we cannot serve afternoon tea. There is no need to book to attend lectures in person, but members can watch the live stream at home via Zoom. More details are in the latest Newsletter, and in email notifications to members.

 Masks are no longer mandatory.

2022 Meetings: 

Sunday, 20 February 2022 – Poster
Annual General Meeting with guest speaker Richard Mack, Margaret Mack: Intrepid Physio

Thursday, 3 March 2022 –  John West Memorial Lecture
Held at the Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, University of Tasmania, Newnham at 8pm
Dr Alison Alexander, John West and the anti-transportation campaign

Sunday, 10 April 2022 – Poster
Lt-Col Mark Cameron, Tasmanian Artillery from Federation to Gallipoli  

Sunday, 15 May 2022 – Poster
Stefan Petrow, Coping With Shock Infectious Diseases: Typhoid and Cholera in Nineteenth Century Tasmania

Sunday, 19 June 2022 – 10th Pugh Day Lecture – Poster                                                     Dr Michael Cooper, Anaesthesia and surgery in Antarctica – not a place to get sick!

Sunday, 17 July 2022 – Mead, Smith, von Stieglitz Lecture – Poster
John Dent & Darren Watton, Annandale Community Archaeology Dig

Sunday, 21 August 2022 – Poster
Dr Jai Paterson, Researching Launceston’s 19th-century hotels: Some patterns that emerge

Sunday, 18 September 2022 – Poster
Louise Zarmati, The mystery of the Oatlands scrimshaw walking cane

Sunday, 16 October 2022 – to be held in the QVMAG Auditorium, Inveresk – Poster Duncan Grant, Lesser-known Launceston Churches and Missions

Sunday, 7 November 2022 (Monday long weekend)                                                      Excursion to Beaconsfield. Members only. Itinerary for Beaconsfield 2022

Sunday, 20 November 2022
Nick Clements, Tongerlongeter, Speculative History, and the Right to Write