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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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Revealing Maria Island's hidden convict past

Presented by: Richard Tuffin

Richard Tuffin will speak about recent findings from a project investigating Maria Island's first convict period.

Collecting History

Presented by: Anita Hansen

Anita Hansen will discuss what the Royal Society of Tasmania's art collection can tell us about Tasmanian identity.

Repatriation of Aboriginal cultural material

Presented by: Zoe Rimmer

Zoe Rimmer will talk about her work and research into the repatriation of Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural material.

Archaeology of the Picton Road Station

Presented by: Brad Williams

Brad Williams will outline the archaeology of the Picton Convict Road Station and what it can tell us about the convict system in Van Diemen's Land.

Hobart’s Antarctic connections

Presented by: Michael Stoddart

Former Director of the Australian Antarctic Division Michael Stoddart will talk about Hobart's historical Antarctic connections.

Members NIght

Presented by: Various

For our last meeting of 2024 we are re-instituting a members night in which members can provide short presentations about their research into Tasmanian history.