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On 18th July 1817, Jane Austen died in the arms of her sister Cassandra “I have lost such a treasure”, Cassandra wrote of her loss, “such a sister, such a friend as never can have been surpassed.” Cassandra had lost sister and friend, but the world had lost its greatest novelist – far, far too early! 2017 marks the anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. All over the world, people are marking the occasion and celebrating the talent and genius of Jane Austen. Exhibitions, talks, performances, discussions, church services are all being planned in order to commemorate Jane Austen and her legacy.

The Jane Austen Society of Australia is a member-based association 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, we have members in all states of Australia and overseas, and we warmly welcome visitors to our events.

We produce regular publications, have a member’s library, and sell Austen-inspired items through our Regency Fair stall at meetings.

Find out more about becoming a member of JASA, or read the latest updates from JASA’s Facebook page here.

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Jane Austen Society of Australia added 16 new photos.12 May 2018 10:23 pm
Such a special event last night! Susannah Fullerton, JASA President was delighted to give a talk about Jane Austen's 'Emma' at the State Library of NSW, to mark the occasion of their acquisition of a first edition of the book. Susannah was fortunate enough to touch the book and chose a page to read from the book; Susannah chose Mr Knightley’s proposal.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia shared a link.28 April 2018 8:05 am
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Jane Austen Society of Australia27 April 2018 9:33 am
Jane Austen Community Story Quilt Squares Blog Post.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia25 April 2018 10:26 pm
Adrian Lukis Jane Austen Centre Interview
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Adrian Lukis Jane Austen Centre interview
A lovely interview with the charming Adria Lukis. Centre Manager Elle asks some searching questions - of course Colin Firth is mentioned!
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Jane Austen Society of Australia shared a link.25 April 2018 8:42 am
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Jane Austen Society of Australia22 April 2018 8:09 am
Sicilian Amber-Amber Cross.