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The Jane Austen Society of Australia was founded in 1989 to bring together lovers and admirers of Jane Austen in this part of the world. We number academics and scholars amongst our members, but we are mostly enthusiastic amateurs who meet to discuss the genius of Austen and to explore the era that gave rise to her.

Jane Austen imageAlthough based in Sydney, JASA has members in all states of Australia and overseas, and we warmly welcome visitors to our meetings. We have 5 meetings throughout the year, a lunch in December to celebrate both Jane Austen’s birthday and Christmas, an annual conference, an informal Country Weekend, a Study Day and occasionally a Special Event to celebrate a particular Austen occasion.

Twice a year, in June and December, we publish a members’ magazine, JASA Chronicle, a journal, Sensibilities, with papers from our conferences and meetings, and in March and September a newsletter, Practicalities, to keep members up to date with Austen and JASA related news and events.

JASA runs a members’ library and JASA Press has published several books, which are available to buy through our merchandising enterprise Regency Fair. Regency Fair carries a range of Austen-inspired items like stationery, teatowels, bookmarks, specialty publications and novelty gifts. Items can be purchased at the Sydney meetings or ordered through our member publications.

Read the latest updates from JASA’s Facebook page here.

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Jane Austen Society of Australia18 July 2016 8:29 pm
Transmission Films provided a number of JASA members with an opportunity to preview Whit Stillman's 'Love and Friendship', based on Jane Austen's 'Lady Susan'. Were you there? Have you seen the movie? Let us know what you think.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia14 July 2016 9:10 pm
What Jane heard.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia14 July 2016 9:09 pm
Jane Austen's Reading schoolroom could open to the public.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia4 July 2016 3:41 pm
Have you heard about the Georgette Heyer conference? The second conference, which will be held at the Epping Club on Sunday 7 August has a wonderful program lined up. Speakers will include Jennifer Kloester, biographer of Heyer; Susannah Fullerton, president of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, author of several books on aspects of Jane Austen and noted literary guide and lecturer; published writers Anne Gracie, Alison Goodman and Isolde Martyn, who will share their love of Heyer and how she has influenced their novels; and other Heyer afficiandos who are looking forward to sharing their joy in and knowledge of Heyer. To register, use the form attached to this post.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia2 July 2016 12:44 pm
The Joy of Jane will be published in September 2016. You can preorder your copy of the book now.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia1 July 2016 8:03 pm
Love and Friendship's Australian release date is approaching this July. There will be a special preview screening of the movie on Monday 18 July at Event Cinema George St at 6:30pm. Transmission Films is inviting all JASA members to this special preview screening of the movie.
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Love and Friendship Official Trailer
Set in the opulent drawing rooms of eighteenth-century English society, Love & Friendship focuses on the machinations of a beautiful widow, Lady Susan Vernon...
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Jane Austen Society of Australia26 June 2016 9:30 pm
An interview with Whit Stillman.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia20 June 2016 8:56 pm
Dr Katrina Clifford has provided a link from Amazon where you can buy the properly formatted edition of Henrietta that she recommended at Saturday's JASA meeting.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia19 June 2016 8:55 am
Thank you to Dr Katrina Clifford for her fascinating talk at yesterday's JASA meeting, where she explored the possibility of Charlotte Lennox's Henrietta being a model for Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet. Here is a link to an article also comparing the two authors.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia19 June 2016 8:47 am
Thank you to Dr Katrina Clifford for her fascinating talk at yesterday's JASA meeting, where she explored the possibility of Charlotte Lennox's Henrietta being a model for Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia19 June 2016 8:44 am
Dr Katrina Clifford, JASA member, discussing Charlotte Lennox's Henrietta as a possible model for Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet.
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