Commander Stephen Cornish RAN presented an address on “A journey into family military history or how I became an historian by accident” to the Launceston Historical Society meeting on 16 April 2023.
The full address is posted here with illustrations:
Address to Launceston Historical Society by Stephen Cornish
Read the April 2023 Launceston Historical Society Newsletter here: 188 April 2023
Our Anzac-themed meeting on 16 April is Commander Stephen Cornish RAN speaking on how he became an accidental historian.
In May Sandra Duck and Maureen Martin Ferris will speak on the Tasmanian Pictorial Church Index they are compiling.
Moira McAlister will speak on Dr Barry Cotter and his wife Izzy in June.
More information about these events is in the Newsletter as well as a list of the last couple of months of ‘Our History’ articles, and other events and activities.
Everyone is welcome to come along to learn more about our history. Admission is free for LHS members, and $5 for visitors.
The John West Memorial Lecture by Dr Nick Brodie on the topic “The Long Shadow of John West’s War” was held on Sunday 19 March 2023 at 2 pm at the Meeting Room, Queen Victoria Museum, Inveresk. The full text of the lecture is on this website: https://launcestonhistory.org.au/activities/john-west-lecture/
The Launceston Primary School History Prize for 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Award opens on 14 June and closes on 30 September.
Application forms are available from Dr Dianne Snowden AM at email@example.com.
The 2021 winner was Jill Cassidy for her book Deviot Talks. She was awarded $1,500.