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 100 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 via Zoom. More details are in the latest Newsletter, and in email notifications to members.

 Masks are no longer mandatory.

2023 Meetings: 

Sunday, 19 February 2023
Annual General Meeting with guest speaker Geoff McLean, The significance of the Tamar Valley / Launceston region for the Tasmanian Aboriginal people

Sunday, 19 March 2023 –  John West Memorial Lecture
Dr Nick Brodie, The Long Shadow of John West’s War

Sunday, 16 April 2023, Anzac theme
Stephen Cornish, The accidental historian 

Sunday, 21 May 2023
Maureen Martin Ferris & Sandra Duck, Tasmanian Pictorial Church Index

Sunday, 18 June 2023                                                                                              Moira McAlister, Dr Barry Cotter & wife Izzy

Sunday, 16 July 2023
Jacqui Triffitt, On the Front Foot: The Rise of Tasmanian Women’s Cricket

Sunday, 20 August 2023
Tabatha Badger, Florence Perrin

Sunday, 17 September 2023 – Mead, Smith, von Stieglitz Lecture
Marion Sargent, JM Haenke’s architectural legacy

Sunday, 15 October 2023                                                                                              Dr Kate Bagnall, Tasmanian Chinese history and heritage

Sunday, 6 November 2023 (Monday long weekend)                                                      Excursion to East Tamar. Members only. 

Sunday, 19 November 2023 
Michelle Blake, Virtual tour of local heritage in Launceston: Why we live the way we do