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Our Lectures & Excursions

Throughout the year, THRA conducts excursions to places of historical interest. We also hold eleven talks each year, open to members and the general public.

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A Tasmanian Life

Presented by: Eric Ratcliffe

Architectural historian, Eric Ratcliffe, will talk about his extraordinary Tasmanian Life.

Pest threats to Tasmania

Presented by: Anne Green

Anne Green will speak about the role and impact of pests in Tasmanian history.

‘How they contrive to live, is a mystery’: the problems of early settlement

Presented by: Alison Alexander

Alison Alexander continues her investigations into life in early colonial Van Diemen's Land

Uninnocent Landscapes: following George Augustus Robinson’s Big River mission

Presented by: Ian Terry

Ian Terry will speak about his project following and photographing the route and impact of George Augustus Robinson's Big River Mission.

My pathway to the pathway to the Truth-Telling and Treaty project

Presented by: Kate Warner

Professor Kate Warner will speak about her pathway to the Pathway to Truth-Telling and Treaty report.

Forensic Wellingtology

Presented by: Martin Stone

Martin Stone delves further into his investigations of the history of kunanyi/Mt Wellington

Eldershaw Memorial Lecture

Presented by: Gaye Sculthorpe

Tasmanian Aboriginal academic and museum curator, Gaye Sculthorpe, presents the 2023 Eldershaw Memorial Lecture.