Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies
Annual Conference 2016
Divisions, Discord and Disputes in Tasmanian and Australian History
to be held in the
Life Sciences Lecture Theatre
Universtity of Tasmania
Saturday 10 September 2016
Details and Registration
Sat November 12th
Further details will be posted as they are finalised.
Scots Memorial Church
2.00pm Sunday, June 5
Lost Legions of Fromelles lecture
Australian and British soldiers would end up being buried in mass
graves becoming the lost legions of Fromelles. But for the work of an
extraordinary individual Lambis Englezos these men would remain
missing. Hear first-hand an amazing account of the discovery of the
mass graves and the creation of a new cemetery for our lost soldiers.
To be held at the Hutchins School Auditorium
11th May at 7.30.
A gold coin donation to the Tasmanian Headstone Project would be appreciated.
Further queries to Mrs. Andrea Gerrard, Chairperson, Tasmanian Headstone Project on 62280543 or email@example.com
The next excursion is to the Tasmanian Transport Museum in Glenorchy, Hobart. Sunday March 20.
New THRA logo
are working on a new logo. It is based on a colonial Tasmanian map.
There is a sneak preview on the Contact page of this website. As we
refine it, expect to se it everywhere else soon.
a MUST NOT MISS THRA lecture? Don't worry. THRA's 2015 lecture series
was recorded and is now available to be heard at any time as a podcast
The full text of the influential diarist The Reverend Robert (Bobby) Knopwood has been released as a compact disc.
The Diary of Robert Knopwood,
edited by Mary Nicholls, was a landmark publication for THRA when
published in 1977, comprising 738 pages. It is been out of print for
many years. The CD is fully searchable and attractively packaged. An order form is here.
THRA's on Facebook
THRA now has a Facebook page. If you want to
keep up with the latest events at the association and of matters
history in Tasmania visit our Facebook page.
We update the page regularly with events (including our own monthly
talks), book launches, exhibitions and other news of interest to anyone
interested in history in Tasmania. You don’t have to be a member of
Facebook or THRA to visit our page, but if you are please do ‘Like’ us
and spread the word.
Membership Straw poll
Do you want more news from THRA?
will have noticed that they are getting more emails from THRA about
book launches and events not necessarily THRA related or sponsored but
we have thought them likely to be of interest to our members. We think
this is a service that most members will appreciate. Are we correct? Do
you think this is useful information or are these emails just more
pieces of cyber junk? Please let us know what you think.
If there is substantial opinion against such promotions we will stop
sending them. Email Bernard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ian
(email@example.com) with your thoughts.
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) will host a free, curated conversation delving into the legacy of the Great War.
We ask how World War I impacted on Tasmania and how it divided many Tasmanians at the time.
100 years on, how have the stories we tell ourselves of the Great War been used, and what stories are still to be told?
Monash University and author of Anzac: the Unauthorised Biography
Associate Professor of History, University of Tasmania
Friends of Soldiers Memorial Avenue
Former Senior Curator of Indigenous Cultures, TMAG
Time 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location Central Gallery, TMAG.
Refreshments will be available and a pay bar will be operating.
Free tickets available at
New Index to THRA Papers Available
THRA has published its fourth Index to its Papers and Proceedings,
covering volumes 51 to 60 (2004 to 2013). We still have limited numbers
of the first three indexes as well. We can offer a package deal for all
four indexes. All orders can be posted to you or collected at our
monthly meeting. Download our Publications List and Order Form.
THRA Excursion to the Derwent ValleySee Activities for Details