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Lectures

Members can be the first to hear presentations of new historical knowledge. The Association holds eleven talks each year, open to members and the general public.

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‘Making libraries free for all’: the case of Launceston 1929-1945

Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 7:30 - 8:30PM
Presented by: Stefan Petrow

Stefan Petrow will speak about the development of the Launceston Public Library in the 1930s and 1940s.

Revealing Maria Island's hidden convict past

Tuesday, 9 July 2024, 7:30 - 8:30PM
Presented by: Richard Tuffin

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

Collecting History

Tuesday, 13 August 2024, 7:30 - 8:30PM
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

Tuesday, 10 September 2024, 7:30 - 8:30PM
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

Tuesday, 8 October 2024, 7:30 - 8:30PM
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

Tuesday, 12 November 2024, 7:30 - 8:30PM
Presented by: Michael Stoddart

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

Members NIght

Tuesday, 10 December 2024, 7:30 - 8:30PM
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.