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.

Although 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.

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JASA October Meeting Yesterday was our final JASA meeting at Roseville. Though it was unfortunate that we had to have limited numbers, it was wonderful

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This year you can celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday virtually online. Details are in the link below.

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It took a whole day to film Mr Darcy's marriage proposal to Elizabeth Bennet for the 1995 BBC series of Pride and Prejudice. The Drawing

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Hilary Davidson is in Jane Austen’s House, being reunited with a pelisse she made and filming for Austen Wednesdays.

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Just a few spots left for Susannah Fullerton's Zoom talk this afternoon. With the new movie of The Secret Garden now out, this one should

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Are you attending JASNA 2020? Here are some of the speakers who will be presenting.

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The next Austen Wednesday event will feature Hilary Davidson.

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A series of three Susannah Fullerton talks via Zoom starting on Sunday. Book your spot now while spaces remain.

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What do you think? Do you agree with Susannah Fullerton?

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Happy #NationalPoetryDay! In 1807 the Austen family undertook a poetry challenge: Mrs Austen, Cassandra, Jane and their sister-in-law Elizabeth each composed a poem made up