Meetings and Reports

2016

June
Kristyn Harman
The sensational trial of William Phelps Pickering, his transportation from New Zealand to Van DIemen's Land, and its aftermath



May
Craig Collins & Sally Bloomfield
Andrew Bent and fermenting change: Hobart Town, 1816

Lecture summary

April
Alison Alexander
Discrimination against Germans in Tasmania during the First World War

Lecture summary

March
Michael Hess
Birchall's Bookshop: A history of survival
Lecture summary

February
Annual General Meeting
Mauren Martin Ferris
The Life and times of Sarah Mitchell of Lisdillion

Lecture summary

2015

December
Janet Fenton and Tony Fenton
The cryptic history of Port Davey
Lecture summary

November
Ian Terry
Making Disloyal Statements: The case of Dr Fritz Noetling, engineer, anthropologist, ... spy?
Lecture summary

October
Tony Marshall
Henry Butler Stoney: Author, Soldier, Settler, Journalist

Lecture summary

September
Maree Ring
Millie Jones, Carnival Queen of 1915, and Catherine Mary Roberts, "The Lady with the Flag"
&
Michael Roe
Cecil Malthus: An Academic Anzac linking Tasmania and New Zealand
Lecture summary

August
Don Ranson
Frontiers of Space, Frontiers of Mind: The 1829 Aboriginal Establishment, Bruny Island
Lecture summary

July
Eldershaw Lecture
Jacqueline Kent
 
 

June
John Honey: A Tasmanain Life
Emerging from the Swamp
Lecture summary

May
Penny Edmonds
Tourist Motifs and Dark Pasts: The pottery of Violet Mace



April
David Palmer
Tasmanian Tin Smelters 1874-1901
Lecture summary

March 
Ann Porteus
Toogoolawa: A Transient Abode
Lecture summary

February Annual General Meeting
Bernard Lloyd
Tasmanian whiskey distilleries 1822-1838
Lecture summary

2014


December 
Chris Leppard-Quinn 
Sex Sells
The Anachronism of Colonial Prostitution

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 November 
John Short
Travelling back into the history of the history of the Bank Arcade Building
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October 
Scott Carlin
House Museums as public history
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August
Alison Alexander

Maria and Edward Lord, and Hobart’s Rambunctious Early Years

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General Meeting Minutes  July

Gillian Ward
Olive Pink, A Remarkable Tasmanian

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June

Sir Guy Green: A Tasmanian Life

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May

Nicola Goc
Reading migrant women's lives through snapshot photography:
the Tasmanian experience

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General Meeting Minutes  April

Steve Thomas
Creating historical films and websites

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March

Michael Bennett
The life and opinions of William Bugby c 1852–1928

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13 February 2014  Annual General Meeting

Margaret Hicks
Lady ships and whaling wives:
American and Australian women in the whaling industry 1825–75

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2013


December

Julia Clark
Well known here as a daring burglar:
Policing the Tasmanian community 1850–1900

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November  

Gwenda Sheridan
Mount Wellington and the Norfolk Plains:
a cultural landscape vision of Arcadia

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October  

Meredith Hodgson
'At Home at Rosedale'
Domestic Life in Tasmania’s Midlands in the 1850s



September  

Patsy Graham
'A Church for the perishing heathen’—the challenges of building Holy Trinity Church, North Hobart, 1835-50

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July  

Betty Pilgrim
Tasmanian Talent to the Fore - the Legendary Pollard Opera Company

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June  

Don Row
A Skinner Prout from the Shed
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May  

Roger Kelleway 'Rosny Copper Smelter, 1846-1852
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March  

Phyllis Pitchford 'A Tasmanian Life’

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2012

December  

Heather Felton 'Self-Improvement and Self-Reliance in the 1860s: James Backhouse Walker and Friends in Hobart Town’

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November  

Jan Kuplis 'Tasmanian jazz legend Tom Pickering'

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October
Tony Marshall

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September
Eva Meidl

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August  

Pam Sharpe 'An historical atlas for Tasmania: projects and plans'

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July 
Jacqueline Fox 'John Lewes Pedder (1793-1859): Some new perspectives on a colonial judge'

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June 
Robert Cox 'Black Tom Birch: fact and fiction'

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April  

Kenneth Von Bibra 'The Reeds of Mount Pleasant'

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March  

Eleanor Cave ‘The Practicalities and Realities of a Naturalist’s Field Trip in Nineteenth Century Van Diemen’s Land’

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Annual General Meeting
February  
Tony Brown 'The younger Prouts'

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2011


December
Michael Roe ‘Francis Jeffrey Cockburn (1820-93): An Imperial Briton, happy in Tasmania, stressed by India’

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November  

Peter Hughes 'Decorative Arts in Tasmania'

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August  

Ian Terry 'A question of values: an oral history of the Gordon-below-Franklin debate' 

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July  

Lucy Frost 'A More Abandoned Set: Scottish women transported to Van Diemen's Land'

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June 

Andy McKinlay ‘Time gentlemen, please: Turret Clocks in Van Diemen’s Land’

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May
Leonie Mickleboroug 'Sir John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot, Lietenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land 1843-1846'

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April 
Brad Williams 'Southern Midlands Heritage Project'

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March 
Michael Tate 'A Tasmanian Life'

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Annual General Meeting
8 February 2011 

Brian Andrews 'Pugin churches'

2010

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October 

Rob Dobson ‘The Scientific Educators: Measuring and Fitting Tasmanians for the Twentieth Century’

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August  

Hamish Maxwell-Stewart: 'To fill dishonored graves'? The health implications of convict transportees'

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July
Alison Alexander
: 'Dobson Mitchell & Allport and Tasmanian legal history'

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June

Chris Woods: 'Imperial lunatics at Port Arthur'

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May
Julie Gough
: 'Manuscript 3251: the interrelations of Norfolk Plains, 1820s-1840s: depostions across race, class and gender'

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April

John Dent: 'York Town: then (1804-1808) and now (2000-2010)'
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March
Roger Kellaway
: 'Temporary Tasmanians? New Zealanders and the Zeehan silver rush'

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Annual General meeting
9 February 2010

Barry McNeil: A Tasmanian life

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2009


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Annual General meeting
9 February 2009

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