JASACT is the blog of the Canberra group of the Jane Austen Society of Australia (JASA). We started meeting in 2001 when two members of the association, which is based in Sydney, decided to see if they could get a local group going. Armed with a list of JASA members with Canberra addresses, they started contacting people and so we were born.
We started by meeting in members’ homes on a rough rotational basis, but in 2009, growing somewhat out of that, we started meeting in the Friends Room of the National Library of Australia (and we are very grateful to the Friends for supporting us in this way).
Our main activities are:
- monthly meetings comprising members discussions or other activities such as guest speakers
- annual mid-winter Regency feast
- annual Christmas-cum-Jane Austen birthday lunch
- other ad hoc events as they occur (such as a movie or theatre outing)
We welcome new members: it is generally expected that new members will join JASA, but please come along and check us out.
If you would like to join JASA, please click here for the form.
If you would like to contact us, please email us at: jasact2001[AT]gmail[DOT]com (replacing the square brackets with the usual substitutions)