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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.

The papers of Colonel Andrew Geils – an insight into Hobart Town life in the 1810s

Presented by: Malcolm Ward

Malcolm Ward will illuminate the insights into early Hobart Town provided by the papers of Andrew Geils.


Excursion to Bridgewater, Ross and the historical property, Connorville, near Cressy. All are associated with the colonial Land Commissioner, Roderic O'Connor.

Western Tasmania – Prospectors and the Post Office

Presented by: Malcolm Groom

Malcolm Groom will speak about the role of the post office in western Tasmania

‘Blooded as Citizen Soldiers’: Tasmanians in the 15th Battalion at Gallipoli April-May 1915

Presented by: Stefan Petrow

Stefan Petrow will speak about the Gallipoli experiences of Tasmanian soldiers in the 15th Battalion