Jane Austen 200th Anniversary

Today marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. There have been many events today to commemorate     this, and I attended the a lecture and morning tea at City of Ryde Library. The lecture was given by Paul Brunton, Emeritus Curator at the State Library of NSW, an authority on the 18th century and a long time Austen fan.

I attended in costume, promoting the society and the upcoming events we have. Hopefully I saw you there1



  • Nicole

    Regrettably, the Ryde Library event was fully booked so I couldn’t go! I do know someone who did attend and passed on your promotional information. I’ve been perusing the blog and have only been able to find before-the-event details for the Wentworth Falls weekend in September (which I don’t think I’ll get to either!). How can I find out about other upcoming events?

    • Melissa Marsh

      Hi Nicole, I still need to fix our calendar on here but for events you can keep an eye on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/historicalpicnic/ Just to let you know, our next event after Wentworth Ball will be in October, picnic in Parramatta Park.

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