JASA holds regular meetings which are an opportunity for members to hear interesting speakers and discuss Jane Austen, browse the library and shop at the Regency Fair. Meetings are held in locations around Australia.
You can find the programme for the Brisbane meetings by clicking on this link: JASA Brisbane program for 2018
All Sydney meetings are held at the Uniting Church Hall, 7 Lord Street, Roseville NSW unless otherwise indicated.
2018 Calendar of Events.
Our annual Christmas lunch to celebrate Jane’s birthday will be held on Saturday 15 December. The booking form and the request for seating form are now ready. Please use the links below to access the forms. JASA Christmas lunch seating request form 2018
JASA Christmas lunch booking form 2018
JASA ‘Desperate Walkers’ Outing
Meet at main gate of Waverley Cemetery at 10am, no booking required.
When: Sun September 30 10:00 AM
- 11:30 AM
“Snuff Boxes, Patch Boxes and Vinaigrettes: The Superb Silver of Jane Austen’s Time” - Anne Harbers
Antique silver gives us a window into another age. This talk will look at the enticing silver of Jane Austen’s time, including engraved patch boxes, decorated snuff boxes designed to fit in the pockets of tight Regency breeches, and little vinaigrettes, to hold a sweet smelling sponge. And for the wealthy, little personal silver nutmeg graters to show that you had your own nutmeg clove to sprinkle on a drink. Anne Harbers, expert on Georgian silver, will introduce you to Huguenot silversmiths, including Louisa Courtauld and her wonderful tea set.
When: Sat October 20 2:00 PM
- 4:00 PM
JASA Christmas Lunch and Jane Austen’s Birthday Celebration
Entertainment, venue and cost to be advised
When: Sat December 15 2:00 PM
- 4:00 PM