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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.

Buckland and Orford



Tasmania v the British Empire: the battle to end convict transportation

Presented by: Alison Alexander

Alison Alexander delves into the politics and personalities behind the anti-transportation movement in Van Diemen's Land.

John Scott, sealer of Bass Strait and his ‘forgotten’ Tasmanian Aboriginal descendants

Presented by: Graeme Broxam

Graeme Broxam will take us to nineteenth century Bass Strait and the Tasmanian Aboriginal descendants of sealer John Scott.

New Zealand convicts

Presented by: Kristyn Harman

Kristyn Harman will speak about her research into New Zealand convicts in Van Diemen's Land.