July Newsletter

The July Newsletter is now ready to read:

Newsletter No. 184 July 2022

On Sunday 17 July at 2pm John Dent and Darren Watton will present the 2nd Mead, Smith, von Stieglitz Lecture on the Annandale Community Archaeology Dig.

On 21 August Jai Paterson will tell us about Researching Launceston’s nineteenth-century hotels: Some patterns that emerge.

On 18 September Louise Zarmati will present The mystery of the Oatlands scrimshaw walking cane.

A members-only excursion to Beaconsfield is being held on Monday 7 November.

More information about all these events is in the Newsletter.

History Prizes

The Launceston Primary School History Prize is open 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.

You have until 21 October 2022 to submit your creations.

More information and entry forms are here: https://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 2021 Award is now closed.

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