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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.

Exploring 1840s New Zealand through Australian convict records

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 - 08:00PM
Presented by: Kristyn Harman

Kristyn Harman will describe how Australian convict records shed light on the New Zealand historical experience. 

Tasmania’s mystery train hikes of 1932 and the commercialisation of bushwalking

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 - 08:00PM
Presented by: Kirstie Ross

Kirstie Ross will examine the convergence of railways, tourism and bushwalking in the Depression.

Eldershaw Memorial Lecture - The history of fishing in Tasmania

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 - 08:00PM
Presented by: Anna Clark

Anna Clark will present the 2021 Eldershaw Memorial Lecture. Her subject will be the history of fishing in Tasmania.

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

Tuesday, 9 November 2021 - 08:00PM
Presented by: Graeme Broxam

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

Royal Hobart Show Bicentenary

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 - 08:00PM
Presented by: Dianne Snowden

Dianne Snowden will present the story of the two hundred year old Royal Hobart Show