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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 Australia25 February 2017 7:18 am
The revolutionary vision of Jane Austen via The Conversation.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia shared Chawton House Library's post.23 February 2017 4:31 pm
News from Chawton House Library about Jane Austen books.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia20 February 2017 6:33 pm
Just one more five pound note to be found!
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Jane Austen Society of Australia added 10 new photos.18 February 2017 9:59 pm
Thank you for the fabulous talk by Collins Hemingway, presenting at our first JASA meeting for the year. Collins' informative talk about how the long war affected Jane Austen and her family was entertaining and provided much insight into the war that occurred during Jane's life. His talk provided the audience with new information and everyone was delighted that he answered the question, 'Why Brighton?' in 'Pride and Prejudice'! We are sure that our JASA members attending enjoyed the talk and would be happy to have him back. Collins will be giving a talk at Ashfield library on Monday at 11:00am. If you haven't been to our meetings yet, do come along; we are sure you will enjoy it. Check the website for more details about our programme.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia18 February 2017 12:16 am
Don't forget that today we have our first JASA meeting for the year. It will start at 2pm at the Uniting Church Hall, Roseville. Our meeting will feature Collins Hemingway, presenting, 'Austen in battle: How the long war affected Jane's family and novels'. Do come along to the first meeting this year, an important year where we commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane's death in July. Our president Susannah Fullerton will also be telling us some of the unusual ways that she is being recognised. We would love to see more members join us at these meetings, so please come along and enjoy this first meeting of the year.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia14 February 2017 5:44 pm
Book Review- Jane Austen at home.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia9 February 2017 10:54 pm
10 of the best lines from Pride and Prejudice and what they teach us.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia9 February 2017 10:49 pm
Sanditon- a fragment.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia9 February 2017 10:46 pm
Academics reveal what Mr Darcy would have looked like...
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Jane Austen Society of Australia5 February 2017 10:21 am
Illustrating Mansfield Park via The Guardian.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia shared a photo.2 February 2017 2:46 pm
Authors at Ashfield in February and March.