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Newsletter 113

Published on: Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Draft Calendar 2022

8 February                   
Tasmanian Life - 
Jim Everett

8 March                       
Dianne Snowden - When the Country Comes to Town: The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania

12 April                        
Eldershaw Lecture - Michael Bennett
 - TBA

10 May                        
Richard Tuffin
 - Port Arthur Workshops Historical Archaeological Investigation

14 June                       
Marina Ladaniwskyj - Ukrainian Migration to Tasmania After 1945: Identity and Transition

12 July                        
Nick Clements
 - Tongerlongeter

9 August                      
Malcolm Groom
 - Western Tasmania: Prospectors and the Post Office

13 September         
Carla Baker
 - Exploring Hannah Fletcher’s Sheet Music Folios From 1834

11 October                  
Malcolm Ward

The Papers of Colonel Andrew Geils: An Insight Into Hobart Town in the 1810s

8 November                 
Kate Bagnall
 - Mapping Tasmania’s Chinese History

13 December               
Stefan Petrow
 - “Blooded As Citizen Soldiers”: Tasmanians in the 15th Battalion at Gallipoli, April-May 1915

Change of Starting Time for Lectures in 2022

Responding to requests from many THRA members, the Committee have decided to start lecture meetings slightly earlier in 2022. Please note that lecture meetings will start at 7.30 pm in 2022 and not at 8.00 pm as we have for many decades. We hope this change will be more convenient for members.

Subscription notices by email in 2022

Please note that we will be sending 2022 subscription notices by email to all members who have given us their email details. Members without email will receive your subscription notice by snail mail, but if you have recently taken up email please let us know (by email!).

Articles for THRA

Members will notice that the new issue of THRA includes a number of shorter articles about a variety of topics—some submitted because people were talking about an interesting bit of research and the editor Alison Alexander asked them to write it up. If you find anything interesting, do think of writing an article about it, however brief, so we can all enjoy it.

Diaries of Mrs Harriett Gore Browne 

THRA member Fiona MacFarlane has spent the last four years transcribing, editing and annotating the diaries of Mrs Harriett Gore Browne, the wife of Tasmanian governor, Thomas Gore Brown (1861-68). This work has culminated in a book, 'Beware of Mrs Browne’, the unpublished manuscript of which is now available via the Libraries Tasmania website through the following link: Fiona wants to promote this free new resource to Tasmanian history lovers. The diaries include a detailed (and rather scandalous!) description of the Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Tasmania in January 1868 (the first Royal Tour in Tasmania) and detail Harriett's amusing struggle to integrate into 1860s Hobartian society.

New Members

Robert Allen, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Cecilia Bendall, New Town
Pam Claridge, Legana
Brian Dowse, Ulverstone
Harriet Edquist, Launceston
Rachel Edwards, Moonah
Ruth Gloster, Eaglemont, VIC
Madonna Grehan, Thornbury, VIC
Victoria Hadley, Hobart
John Hanna, Deloraine
Patsy Jones, Battery Point
Ruth and Keith Moon, Mt Rumney
Sue Pearson, West Hobart
Tammy Reardon, Murdunna
Martin Stone, South Hobart
Robin and Helen Terry, Sandy Bay
Bradley Wood, Trevallyn

Thanks to THRA Members

The THRA Committee would like to thank members for their support in 2021 and wish you all a safe and healthy Festive Season. We look forward to sharing our love of Tasmanian history with you all in 2022.