February 2024 Newsletter

Read the February 2024 Launceston Historical Society Newsletter here: 192 February 2024

Find out what’s coming up in 2024:

  • 18 February 2024, AGM + Guest Speakers, John Dent and Rod Oliver
  • 17 March 2024, John West Memorial Lecture, by Associate Professor Kristyn Harman
  • Other lectures organised so far for 2024
  • Other events of interest
  • List of ‘Our History’ articles for the last two months
  • Links to the LHS Membership Form in Word – renewals were due on 31 December 2023

Everyone is welcome to come along each month to hear the speakers tell us more about our history. Admission is free for LHS members, and $5 for visitors.

The Launceston Historical Society’s Annual Report for 2023 can be read here: Annual Report 2023

History Prizes

The Launceston Primary School History Prize for 2024 will open after Easter.

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.

More information and entry forms for 2024 will be available 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 2023 Award opens on 14 June and closes on 30 September. 

Application forms are available from Dr Dianne Snowden AM at dsnowden@tassie.net.au.

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