Second Tasmanian Lighthouse Conference


The Second Tasmanian Lighthouse Conference will be held on Saturday October 6 2018 in the Boatshed on the Pilot Station, Low Head. Speakers include -

Anne Lee Archer on John Lee Archer, colonial architect and designer of the original Low Head Lighthouse

John Watts on the Low Head Leading Lights

Anne Green on lighthouses during World War 2

Rod Harris on lighthouse maintenance (which is his occupation)

Karl Rowbottom on Table Cape lighthouse and its opening to the public

Lindsay Dawe on the history of Eddystone Point lighthouse

Thomas Gunn on lighthouses as business logos.

plus one other still to be confirmed

Conference starts at 9.15, tickets are $55 and include morning and afternoon tea plus lunch.

As an extra bonus AMSA have agreed to open the lighthouse on the day for visits BUT ONLY TO THOSE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE.

Bookings through

or phone Thomas Gunn on 0477 633 730


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

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