Welcome to THRA

The Tasmanian Historical Research Association was founded in 1951 to promote research into and publication of Tasmanian history.

It is managed by a committee of volunteers. Meet them here. Our Annual Report is here.

THRA is itself a member of the Federation of Australian History Societies.
As well as our own news in What's New?, THRA's Facebook page offers news, talks and other events of interest to history-lovers.   Find us on

Podcasts THRA's  lectures are recorded and can be heard anytime as  podcasts on Soundcloud  

Activities Meetings, Excursions & Conferences

Each year we host eleven lectures, usually, but not always, on Tasmanian topics. Members can hear the results of research and present papers on their own work.

2016 Lecture calendar

Summaries of each lecture over the last five years are archived here

You can search our entire lecture series by title and speaker here

The Association runs occasional conferences and organises excursions to places of historical interest. Conferences here

Our excursions are detailed here

Purchasing a THRA Publication

We publish three issues of our journal Papers and Proceedings annually. It contains articles on a wide variety of subjects as well as book and exhibition reviews and a list of recent publications of interest.

A sample copy is here. The Contents of the most recent issue is here

The Association has  published eighteen books. Our Publications Catalogue and Order form is here.

There is a quarterly newsletter available here.

Becoming a member of THRA

The membership application form is here.

Links to Tasmanain Historical knowledge

The website links for Tasmania's museums and many local history societies are here.

Contacting Us

Email and other contact details for the Association's office bearers are here.

You can give us your feedback by emailing us here