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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.

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

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 8PM
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

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 8PM
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

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 8PM
Presented by: Kristyn Harman

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