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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 Australia11 January 2018 6:50 pm
JASA Celebration Day

This year we will be holding a JASA celebration day. This will be a day of celebrating the fellowship and learning of being part of JASA. This event is for JASA members only and includes lunch. If you haven’t booked for this event, please do so as soon as possible as numbers are limited to 100. Don’t miss this special and exciting event in the Jane Austen 2018 calendar. There will be quizzes, prizes, videos and lots of fun. So if you would like to attend, use the form below.

Our website has all the details for this and other events for 2018, so be sure to check it out.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia11 January 2018 3:47 pm
Jane Austen in quotes.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia9 January 2018 9:14 pm
Today, January 9, 1773, Cassandra Elizabeth Austen, sister of Jane Austen is believed to have been born.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia shared The Crow Emporium's post.9 January 2018 7:29 am
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Jane Austen Society of Australia shared a link.7 January 2018 3:50 pm