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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

and Registration



Sat November 12th

Further details will be posted as they are finalised.


Scots Memorial Church

Scots-Memorial Church

2.00pm Sunday, June 5

Details here

Lost Legions of Fromelles lecture

Many 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


The next excursion is to the Tasmanian Transport Museum in Glenorchy, Hobart. Sunday March 20.
Details here.

New THRA logo
We 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.

Soundcloud Lectures

Missed 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 on Soundcloud



Knopwood CD

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

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news from THRA?

Members 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 ( or Ian ( with your thoughts.

Remembrance Day

November 11

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?


Carolyn Holbrook

Monash University and author of Anzac: the Unauthorised Biography

Stefan Petrow
Associate Professor of History, University of Tasmania

Adrian Howard
Friends of Soldiers Memorial Avenue

Tony Brown
Former Senior Curator of Indigenous Cultures, TMAG

Time  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

March 28 
THRA Excursion to the Derwent Valley
See Activities for Details

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