Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
- Arts organisation
The Itinerants Literary Society began as a result of a dispute with the Hamilton Literary Society in 1894 when a group of members broke away to form a separate society. They are 'itinerants' in that they meet at each member's home in turn. The Society's rules set out the number of members, hours of meeting and terms of membership. At each meeting, members present papers which range widely. The minutes show how themes and topics are chosen and reveal a close adherence to the rules. Early subjects discussed included famous writers and political topics (including women's suffrage), 'women who have made history' (including Jane Franklin, Sarah Bernhardt and Sonia Kovaleski).