Events Program

Our program of events is updated regularly
Check our website regularly for our event program, which is frequently updated with new events. Members and guests are welcome to meetings, but some visits to private collections are restricted to Members only.


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Upcoming events

    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • 29 Davey St, Hobart, Tasmania

    Special Event by the Tasmanian Chapter, Australiana Society

    We have pleasure in inviting you to dine with the Australiana Society and special guest, Anne Schofield AM who will make a presentation.

    19th and Early 20th Century Australian Jewellery

    The event is the principal social event of the Narryna Art and Antique Fair which is being held at the Narryna Heritage Museum from 20th to 22nd October and the dinner at the Athenaeum Club. 

    Saturday 21st October, 2017

    Time: 7:00 for 7:30pm

    Venue: 29 Davey Street, Hobart

    Dress: Formal, gentlemen must wear jacket and tie

    Cost: $90 per person (Includes a three course meal and welcome drink)

    Strictly limited to 80 people (event is also open to members of clubs associated with the Athenaeum Club)  

    In association with:

    The Athenaeum Club

    Narryna Art Antique Fair 20th - 22nd October 2017

    The Australiana Society

    Reservations must be directed to Tasmanian Chapter Secretary, Anne Edwards anne.edwards@internode.on.net

    Please provide attendee name(s), email address, contact number and payment details:

    Payment is by credit card or cheque.

    For credit card payment, please provide: Card number, expiry date, CVV and name on the card.

    If paying by cheque, please contact Anne Edwards by email to reserve your place and the posting address for your cheque.


    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Uniting Church Hall, Lord Street, Roseville, NSW

    Joint Meeting with the Ceramic Collectors Society

    Join us for a joint meeting with the Ceramic Collectors Society (CCS). 

    The meeting will be hosted by the Ceramic Collectors Society at their next meeting on Monday evening, 23rd of October.

    All members and their guests are welcome to attend the meeting. This meeting will be an informal get together with a show and tell of Australiana themed ceramic ware items from the 19th and 20th centuries.

    RSVPs from members and friends for attendance at the joint meeting to the president of the CCS, Paul Simadas ceramiccollectorssociety@gmail.com 

    Meeting date: Monday, 23rd October 2017

    Time: 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. Finish 10.30pm

    Location: Uniting Church Hall, Lord Street, Roseville, NSW (300 metres from Roseville Station).

    Format: Show and Tell, with comment and discussion on each member's item by experts and members from each society. Supper and refreshments to follow. Bring an unusual or interesting item or two for this "show and tell".


Past events

31 Aug 2017 Queensland Chapter - First Meeting
03 May 2017 AGM 2017 and Special evening of Australiana
18 Mar 2017 The Kevin Fahy Annual Dinner & Lecture 2017
15 Feb 2017 The Trevor Kennedy Collection
09 Feb 2017 Whaling in Hobarton and Scrimshaw, The Ancient Art of The Mariner
22 Nov 2016 Macleay Museum Tour (and end-of-year drinks)
11 Nov 2016 Tasmanian Chapter - Launch Event
06 Oct 2016 SA Chapter monthly meet
10 Sep 2016 The Pleasure of Collecting Australiana - Lecture at the AAADA Fair
21 Aug 2016 Tour of the Great Synagogue, Sydney
26 Jul 2016 Visit to WJ Sanders, silversmiths
25 May 2016 Special Occasion: AGM - Anne Watson talk on the Sydney Opera House - Show & Tell
12 Mar 2016 The Kevin Fahy Annual Dinner & Lecture, La Capannina
07 Dec 2015 Xmas drinks at Pat Corrigan's apartment, Darling Point
18 Oct 2015 Book Launch at Manly Art Gallery - WAR-TIME QUILTS
20 Jul 2015 Tour of the Macquarie Group Art Collection
19 May 2015 Australiana Society AGM & Event
21 Apr 2015 Preview of Australian Jewellery Exhibition
29 Mar 2015 Stephen Bowers: Beyond Bravura - Manly Art Gallery (Artist Talk)
20 Mar 2015 Tasmanian tour 2015 (fully subscribed)
09 Mar 2015 Preview of Richard Mackay Collection
07 Feb 2015 Annual dinner & lecture 2015, La Capannina
05 Dec 2014 Xmas drinks at Lindesay, Darling Point (Updated 21 Nov 2014)
29 Oct 2014 '19th Century Western Australian Furniture Makers', National Trust Centre
27 Sep 2014 'A fine possession: jewellery and identity', Powerhouse Museum
25 Jun 2014 Hilda Rix Nicholas (and the Balnaves Collection) at the Mosman Art Gallery
30 Apr 2014 Australiana Society Event & AGM
01 Apr 2014 The Sydney Punchbowl at Hordern House
01 Feb 2014 Annual Dinner & Lecture 2014
05 Sep 2013 Canberra Members' Tour (Updated 24 July 2013)
21 Aug 2013 Australiana Society at the AAADA Fair 2013
08 Aug 2013 Macquarie & Dixson Collector's Chests and Wallis Album (Updated 26 July 13)
22 Apr 2013 Australiana Society Event & AGM
24 Mar 2013 Visit to the Sydney Heritage Fleet and harbour cruise on the Waratah - Updated 5 Mar 2013
15 Feb 2013 Annual Dinner 2013
02 Dec 2012 Australiana Society Xmas Function
29 Sep 2012 Illustrated talk and tour of the musical instruments collection at the Powerhouse Museum
02 Aug 2012 Australiana Society at the AADA Fair 2012
15 Jul 2012 Exclusive Boyd exhibition viewing at the Manly Art Gallery
11 Feb 2012 Annual Dinner & Lecture 2012
26 Nov 2011 Australiana Society's Pre-Christmas Function
16 Nov 2011 Special preview of ‘The Dale Frank Collection of Early Colonial Furniture’
14 Sep 2011 A celebration of Australian ceramics - talks + 'show & tell'
20 Jul 2011 Brilliant: Australian gold and silver 1851-1950, a special talk by the authors
17 May 2011 The Trevor Kennedy Collection
13 Apr 2011 AGM for the Australiana Society - "Revealing the Macquarie chest"
05 Feb 2011 Australiana Society Annual Dinner & Lecture
08 May 2010 Denham Court - Oakey Collection
22 Apr 2010 AGM for the Australiana Society
26 Jan 2010 The 2010 Australia Day Dinner