The Jane Austen Society of
is glad you looked us up.
Jane Austen's writings have been an inspiration to many generations and her
works continue to be read and studied throughout the world.
Melbourne is no exception and in May 1993
the Jane Austen Society of Melbourne was founded by Carla Hawley.
We thank the maintainers of the "Pemberley"
website for the use of the 'janesilh.gif' illustration.
JASM has as its object to bring
together people from all walks of life interested in meeting others who enjoy
the writings of this exceptional author and wish to participate in
discussions and study. We wish
to help you educate yourself in this way--Austen's novels tell us a great
deal about ourselves as well as the way people lived two hundred years ago
when Australia was founded.
The Jane Austen Society of Melbourne was
incorporated in 1996. (1)
If you would like to join us, there is an application form.
The Society issues a
bi-monthly Newsletter and also
produces an occasional Journal, "Observations". (2)
The Society meets bi-monthly at
2:00pm generally on the last Saturday of February, April, June, August and
October at our new home at the CWA Craft Room, 3 Lansell Road Toorak. Members also enjoy related activities.
Meeting details for 2017 are listed below.
These meetings are on Saturdays at 2:00pm. For further information concerning
the Society please contact the Secretary, Mrs Fay Jones, on (03) 9853 8153 or
Austen and the Seaside
Other dates for 2017
At 2.00 pm at the CWA Craft Room (unless
discussion groups are also held.
The featured work
for 2017 is Persuasion