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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.

Jane Austen Society of Australia
Jane Austen Society of Australia12 January 2019 8:23 am
A fascinating discovery of extraordinary photos of Jane Austen’s family.
Jane Austen Society of Australia
Extraordinary photos of Jane Austen's family are discovered
An extraordinary collections photos of Jane Austen's family have been discovered by a history buff, offering a snapshot into the lives of the writer's nearest and dearest.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia10 January 2019 10:02 am
The new adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma”.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia shared Susannah Fullerton's post.7 January 2019 8:39 am
In the final week of January, the not-yet-famous 37-year-old author Jane Austen was at Chawton Cottage, awaiting the publication of 'Pride and Prejudice', her second novel to appear in print. An article from 2013.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia shared The Jane Austen Centre, Bath's post.4 January 2019 7:59 am
A visitor to the Jane Austen Centre In Bath.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia2 January 2019 8:20 am
A Jane Austen Heroine’s New Year’s Resolution List.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia25 December 2018 10:01 am
Jane Austen inspired holiday traditions.