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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 Australia18 January 2017 5:41 pm
World's first Jane Austen statue.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia16 January 2017 9:14 am
Jane Austen at 200.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia12 January 2017 11:05 am
Were you unable to attend the hugely popular Georgette Heyer conference held in Sydney this year? Or are you looking for a new author to keep you entertained in 2017 and have yet to discover the delights of reading Georgette's Regency novels? We have copies of the beautiful conference booklet (81pp) Georgette Heyer - Complete to a Shade available for purchase. It contains contributions from Stephen Fry, Jeremy Rougier (Heyer's nephew), Emma Darwin and authors including Susannah Fullerton, Louise Allen, Lucinda Brant, Kate Fenton, Alison Goodman, Anne Gracie, Jennifer Kloester, and Mary Jo Putney, to name a few. Details can be found at https://susannahfullerton.com.au/georgette-heyer-complete-to-a-shade-detail/ The booklet costs $19 and is packed with gorgeous Regency illustrations, as well as a fascinating text. Happy Heyer reading for 2017.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia shared The British Library's post.11 January 2017 8:50 am
The British Library commemorates the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia9 January 2017 10:23 am
For anyone who might be interested in donating to the fund to help restore Jane Austen's house and the museum.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia shared a photo.8 January 2017 1:23 pm
Information about The Jane Austen Society of Western Australia.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia2 January 2017 2:42 pm
The Jane Austen Society of New Zealand is hosting a symposium, titled, 'The Good, the Bad, and the Undressed', on Saturday 8 April 2017. Tickets can be purchased through the link attached to this post.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia2 January 2017 9:01 am
BBC article about the new coins, including the coin with Jane Austen.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia2 January 2017 9:00 am
Some exciting news today that our favourite author will also be honoured on a coin as well.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia1 January 2017 9:20 am
Jane Austen £5 note found in Christmas card.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia31 December 2016 10:25 am
A day in the life of Jane Austen.