JASM is a not-for-profit organisation that was founded by Carla Hawley in 1993. We are a literary society looking to always expand our thinking around all things Austen.
Jane Austen's writings have been an inspiration to many generations and her works continue to be read and studied. Over 200 years after her death, her books are still in print and are treasured throughout the world.
Join us in keeping this wonderful Society and the passion for Jane Austen alive and well in Melbourne.
"How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 11
“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.”
Persuasion Chapter 23
JASA is a member-based association founded in 1989 and based in Sydney. They produce regular publications, and have extensive resources.
Jane Austen's final home where, within these walls, she wrote and revised her six beloved novels. It is the most treasured Austen site in the world.
The Jane Austen Centre is a small museum chronicling the life and times of the famous writer, Jane Austen.
The Republic of Pemberley is an online community dedicated to the appreciation of the work of the English author Jane Austen.
The original Jane Austen Society, established in 1940. The Society maintains its close links with the House and supports some of the museum’s educational activities.
JASNA is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1979 and has over 5000 members.
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