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 isssues 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 the English-Speaking Union, 146 West Toorak Road (between Walsh
and Marne Streets), South Yarra.
Members also enjoy related activities.
Meeting details for 2014 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
Life with Jane
1 March 2pm
change of date]
Jane Collier and the
Art of Ingeniously Tormenting
change of date]
Fanny Price Dances
Jane Austen and Drama
Magnificence of promises
— Samuel Johnson, advertising and the anodyne necklace
At 2.00 pm at the English-Speaking
Union (unless otherwise noted)
146 Toorak Road West, South Yarra
discussion groups are also held.
work for 2014 is Mansfield Park.