The Jane Austen Society of
is glad you looked us up.
Jane Austen's writings have been an inspiration to many generations and her
works continue to be read and studied throughout the world.
Melbourne is no exception and in May 1993
the Jane Austen Society of Melbourne was founded by Carla Hawley.
We thank the maintainers of the "Pemberley" website for the use of the 'janesilh.gif'
JASM has as its object to bring
together people from all walks of life interested in meeting others who enjoy
the writings of this exceptional author and wish to participate in
discussions and study. We wish
to help you educate yourself in this way--Austen's novels tell us a great
deal about ourselves as well as the way people lived two hundred years ago
when Australia was founded.
The Jane Austen Society of Melbourne was
incorporated in 1996. (1)
If you would like to join us, there is an application form.
The Society issues a
bi-monthly Newsletter. and in earlier years produced a Journal, "Observations".
The Society meets bi-monthly at
2:00pm generally on the last Saturday of February, April, June, August and
October at our new home at the Royal Philatelic Society of
Victoria (RPSV) 303
High Street, Ashburton. Members also enjoy related activities.
Meeting details for 2019 are listed below.
These meetings are on Saturdays at 2:00pm. For further information concerning
the Society please contact the Secretary, Mrs Fay Jones, on (03) 9853 8153 or
Palmer: Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister
Prof Deirdre Coleman
Architecture in Jane Austen’s
At 2.00 pm at the RPSV (unless
303 High Street Ashburton
Regular book discussion
groups are also held.
work for 2019 is Pride and Prejudice