The Royal Society of Tasmania is celebrating its 175th Anniversary Year

As part of the celebrations, two books are being published. The first, Mapping Van Diemen’s Land and the Great Beyond edited by Lynn Davies, Margaret Davies and Warren Boyles will be published in mid July. The volume contains over 100 high resolution images of rare and beautiful maps from the Society’s collection with text from authoritative contributors contributing to their understanding.





The Marita Bardenhagen Memorial Award for Local History is a biennial award to honour the memory of well-known historian Dr Marita Bardenhagen.

The aim of the Award is to encourage local historians to publish the results of their research.

The Award is for a book with significant Tasmanian local history content.

The Award will be determined by an independent judging panel of three, approved by the Trustees of the Award.

Entries for the Award will close on 14 June 2018.

For more information about the Award,

Please contact

Dr Diane Snowden at

Website Revamp

The new THRA website has taken THRA deeper into digital space.

The Newsletter is now online as well as in print. 

Anyone can join THRA online and instantly.

Books, journal article and other THRA productions can be purchased online from our Shop.

All lectures are now detailed in the Calendar

You can contact the Excursions co-ordinator, our journal editor and THRA directly.

Our Facebook page and SoundCloud account are linked to the new site.

Our monthly lecture podcasts are also accessible directly from the new site.