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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 Australia14 April 2019 6:51 pm
Images and information relating to treasures from Jane Austen.
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Jane Austen Society of Australia shared a post.11 April 2019 10:39 am
I just had to share this with you! I am on tour in the Deep South of USA and look at what I've got to see! It's so exciting to see these beautiful and rare editions. - Susannah Fullerton
Jane Austen Society of Australia
Jane Austen Society of Australia shared a post.4 April 2019 5:45 pm
This had to be shared!
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Jane Austen Society of Australia shared a link.2 April 2019 11:15 pm
The author lived in the city with her parents between 1801 and 1806 and two of her books are set in Bath.
Jane Austen Society of Australia
Jane Austen Society of Australia25 March 2019 6:34 am
New adaptation of ‘Emma’ - everything you want to know.
Jane Austen Society of Australia
Jane Austen Society of Australia24 March 2019 8:32 am
Jane Austen’s Subtly Subversive Linguistics.