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Our Lectures & Excursions

These are the events that we have presented in the past. You can find our past lectures in our podcast section.

Wellington Park Excursion

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Anne McConnell will guide us on an excursion of the Springs, kunanyi/Mount Wellington.

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.

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.

Buckland and Orford

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THIS EXCURSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

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

Presented by: Kirstie Ross

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

Female convicts in the New Norfolk Asylum

Presented by: Dianne Snowden

Dianne Snowden will speak about her research into female convicts incarcerated at the New Norfolk Asylum, the subject of her latest book.

Banks' Florilegium - Society Islands 1769

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Curator Leisha Own will provide a talk on this beautiful exhibition of intricate botanical prints and rare journals.

Shaping Hobart: Townscape scale and proportion. Re-viewing the Meehan Plan of 1811

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Presented by: Leigh Woolley

Leigh Woolley will present a talk about landform, townscape and James Meehan's 1811 plan for Hobart.

Paradise Lost: Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

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THIS EXCURSION IS NOW FULL. Curatorial talk by Jane Stewart on the Paradise Lost: Thomas Griffiths Wainewright exhibition.

Anything but common: why Van Diemen’s Land never had commons

Presented by: Imogen Wegman

Imogen Wegman will speak about the lack of commons in Van Diemen’s Land.

Wellington Park Excursion

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Following her presentation on Tuesday Anne McConnell will guide us on an excursion around the Springs, Mount Wellington.

The history of scenic tourism and recreation on kunanyi/Mount Wellington

Presented by: Anne McConnell

Anne McConnell will speak about the history of scenic tourism and recreation on kunanyi/Mount Wellington in Tasmania.

Chauncy Vale Excursion

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Excursion to the Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary, home of the Tasmanian children's author, Nan Chauncy.

A Tasmanian Life

Presented by: Margaret Reynolds

Margaret Reynolds will present a talk about her Tasmanian Life.

Waddamana Power Station: vision and amnesia

Presented by: Chris Tassell

Chris Tassell will be presenting a talk about the Waddamana Power Station.

Truth telling at the University of Tasmania and in Tasmania generally

Presented by: Henry Reynolds

Henry Reynolds will be presenting this talk as part of our Annual General Meeting.