August Newsletter

The August Newsletter is now available to read with the latest activities and news, including the annual excursion to Swansea – for members only.

At the next meeting Robert Smith is speaking on “William Henry Clayton: an amateur’s perspective of the legacy of an architect in Tasmania and New Zealand” to be held at the QV Museum at Inveresk on Sunday 15 August 2021 at 2pm sharp.

Newsletter No 179, August 2021

History Prizes

The Launceston Primary School History Prize is now open for 2021.

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.

The deadline is 15 October 2021.


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.

Entries are to be in the form of a published work appearing in the three years preceding the year of the award. The deadline is 30 September 2021.

The winner will be awarded $1,500 and a citation.

More information and application forms for both awards are available here: