December 2022 Newsletter

The December 2022 Newsletter can now be read here:

No. 186 December 2022

Read summaries of the last two lectures, the Annandale archaeological dig, the Primary History Prize, and our excursion along the West Tamar to Beaconsfield.

A list of all our proposed lectures for 2023 is included in the Newsletter, as well as the last couple of months of ‘Our History’ articles.

There are also a couple of historical articles about the old Launceston Gaol walls.

History Prizes

The Launceston Primary School History Prize has closed 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.

Watch out for information on the 2023 competition.

More information and entry forms are here:


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 2023 Award opens on 14 June and closes on 30 September. More information to follow.

The 2021 winner was Jill Cassidy for her book Deviot Talks. She was awarded $1,500.