Welcome to THRA


About THRA

The Tasmanian Historical Research Association was founded in 1951 to promote research into and publication of Tasmanian history.

It is managed by a committee of volunteers. Meet them here. Our Annual Report is here.

THRA is itself a member of the Federation of Australian History Societies.


What's New?

As well as our own news, THRA's Facebook page promotes lectures and other events of interest around Tasmania. Find us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thra1951/

Podcasts: THRA's 2015 lecture series is  freely available as a series of podcasts.


Activities: Meetings, Excursions & Conferences

Each year we host eleven lectures, usually, but not always, on Tasmanian topics. Members can hear the results of research and present papers on their own work.

The 2016 Lecture calendar

Summaries of each lecture over the last five years are archived here

You can search our entire lecture series by title and speaker here

The Association  manages occasional conferences and organises excursions to places of historical interest.

Excursions are detailed here

Conferences here


Purchasing a THRA Publication

We publish three issues of our journal Papers and Proceedings annually. Subscribers can read articles on a wide variety of subjects, lectures  and book reviews.

A sample copy is here      The Contents of the most recent issue is here

The Association has also published eighteen books. Our Publications Catalogue and Order form can be downloaded here.

There is a quarterly newsletter available here.


Becoming a member of THRA

The membership application form is here.


Links to Tasmanain Historical knowledge

The websites for Tasmania's museums and many local history societies are here.


Contacting Us

Email and other contact details for the Association's office bearers are here.

You can give us your feedback by emailing us here