These are the events that we have presented in the past. You can find our past lectures in our podcast section.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: followed by lecture - ‘We're all in this together': Truth-telling and Tasmanian historiography
Henry Reynolds will talk about truth-telling and Tasmanian historiography
In the 2023 Eldershaw Lecture Palawa academic & museum curator Gaye Sculthorpe will explore how studying objects in museum collections can elicit new histories.
Professor Kate Warner will speak about her pathway to the Pathway to Truth-Telling and Treaty report.
Martin Stone delves further into his investigations of the history of kunanyi/Mt Wellington
Ian Terry will speak about his project following and photographing the route and impact of George Augustus Robinson's Big River Mission.
Cassandra Pybus examines the legacy of Dr William Crowther and the practice of removing Aboriginal skeletal material in colonial Tasmania.
Anne Green investigates the evolution of fear in nineteenth century Tasmania.
Architectural historian, Eric Ratcliff, will talk about his extraordinary Tasmanian Life.
Life of Luxury in Van Diemen's Land - the story of wallpapers, wallpaper hangers and at least one murder
Alan Townsend will speak about the role of luxury goods and wallpaper in colonial Tasmania.
Environmental historian Don Garden will speak about the eruption of Indonesian volcano Mt Tambora in 1815 and its climate impact on Tasmania.
John Short will speak about the career of William Collins, Hobart's first harbourmaster and early colonial businessman.
Annual General Meeting followed by the February monthly lecture. Jeff Schneider will speak about Hobart's Jewish history from 1828 to the present.
Stefan Petrow will speak about the Gallipoli experiences of Tasmanian soldiers in the 15th Battalion
Malcolm Groom will speak about the role of the post office in western Tasmania
Excursion to Bridgewater, Ross and the historical property, Connorville, near Cressy. All are associated with the colonial Land Commissioner, Roderic O'Connor.
Malcolm Ward will illuminate the insights into early Hobart Town provided by the papers of Andrew Geils.
Kate Bagnall will speak about the history of Chinese people in Tasmania
Carla Baker will speak about the colonial music folios of Hannah Fletcher
Nick Clements will speak about the research and writing of his recent biography of the colonial Palawa 'chief' Tongerlongeter.
Post World War Two Ukrainian Migration to Tasmania – building a bridge between the archive and community to discover migrant experience
Marina Ladaniwskyj will speak about post World War Two Ukrainian immigration to Tasmania
Preliminary results from an archaeological investigation of the Port Arthur convict workshops, 1830-77
Richard Tuffin will speak about the archaeological investigations at the Port Arthur convict workshops
Eldershaw Lecture - Keeping Tasmanians Safe: Smallpox, quarantine and vaccination in nineteenth-century Tasmania
Michael Bennett will speak about smallpox, quarantine and vaccination in nineteenth century Tasmania
Dianne will speak about the history of the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania
This talk has been cancelled due to COVID and the unavailability of our speaker. We expect to reschedule it to later in the year.
Kristyn Harman will speak about her research into the links between nineteenth century New Zealand and Van Diemen's Land.
Anne McConnell will guide us on an excursion of the Springs, kunanyi/Mount Wellington.
Graeme Broxam will take us to nineteenth century Bass Strait and the Tasmanian Aboriginal descendants of sealer John Scott.
Alison Alexander delves into the politics and personalities behind the anti-transportation movement in Van Diemen's Land.
Kirstie Ross will examine the convergence of railways, tourism and bushwalking during the Great Depression.
Dianne Snowden will speak about her research into female convicts incarcerated at the New Norfolk Asylum, the subject of her latest book.
Curator Leisha Own will provide a talk on this beautiful exhibition of intricate botanical prints and rare journals.
Leigh Woolley will present a talk about landform, townscape and James Meehan's 1811 plan for Hobart.
THIS EXCURSION IS NOW FULL. Curatorial talk by Jane Stewart on the Paradise Lost: Thomas Griffiths Wainewright exhibition.
Imogen Wegman will speak about the lack of commons in Van Diemen’s Land.
Following her presentation on Tuesday Anne McConnell will guide us on an excursion around the Springs, Mount Wellington.
Anne McConnell will speak about the history of scenic tourism and recreation on kunanyi/Mount Wellington in Tasmania.
Excursion to the Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary, home of the Tasmanian children's author, Nan Chauncy.
Margaret Reynolds will present a talk about her Tasmanian Life.
Chris Tassell will be presenting a talk about the Waddamana Power Station.
Henry Reynolds will be presenting this talk as part of our Annual General Meeting.