THRA | Introductory
The Association was established in 1951 to further interest in Tasmanian history and to assist people working in the field. Its activities include:

The Association holds ten or twelve lectures a year, usually, but not always, on Tasmanian topics. Members can hear the results of research and also present papers on their own work. The lectures are held on the second Tuesday of each month from February to December in the Royal Society Room at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, commencing at 8.00 pm. Lectures are now available on the Association’s Soundcloud account, enabling members who cannot attend meetings to hear the monthly talks.

Since 1967 the Association has hosted the Eldershaw Memorial Lecture at which a distinguished Australian historian speaks. Peter Eldershaw (1927-1967) was a founding member of the Association and was editor of its Papers and Proceedings until his death. He was made an honorary life member in 1958. An outstanding archivist, he played a leading role in framing the Tasmanian Archives Act 1965. This Act was a milestone in Australian archival legislation.

From time to time the Association conducts excursions to places of historical interest. Usually there are several such events each year: a major weekend excursion and one or more day or part-day trips.

The Association publishes its journal, Papers and Proceedings, three times a year. The Papers and Proceedings includes some of the lectures and other papers submitted by members and non-members. A wide variety of subjects are covered in the journal with an average of three papers per issue.

The Association also publishes books, usually on Tasmanian topics, giving Tasmanian historians an opportunity to have their work published. Twenty-one titles have been issued since the Association was formed.

Events and information of Tasmanian historical interest are regularly posted on the Association’s Facebook page.

Subscription rates are $55.00 a year for individual members, ($35 for students) and $65 for households.
These rates include 10 per cent GST.

For more information please contact

The Tasmanian Historical Research Association

PO Box 441 Sandy Bay TAS 7006


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