Reginald Andrew Wentworth Watson.  Reg is a full time, professional writer, speaker and historian. He is a journalist with 52 years of published experience. He has many major publications to his credit, most dealing with Tasmanian history, including military. His journalism has seen him contribute over a thousand  articles, dealing with human interest, feature work and news reporting, to numerous newspapers and magazines state-wide, nation-wide and overseas.

From Reg’s Desk

Tasmanians at war
The date for ANZAC Day, April 25th, was chosen because it was the day of landing at Gallipoli in 1915.  The day has been honoured ever since, now an incredible 107 years ago. Tasmania’s contribution to …
Why the Sport Stadium in Hobart cannot be built
There are very good reasons why the proposed sports stadium to be constructed at Regatta Point, Hobart, cannot be built, rather than it should not be built. The stadium appears to hang on the acceptance of …
The Tasmanian Irish
St Patrick’s Day.  It is a day which is not only enthusiastically celebrated world-wide, but in Tasmania as well. From the beginning Irish immigrants and people of Irish descent played an important part in the settlement …
70th Anniversary of the Queen’s reign
The 6th February 2022 was the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, being proclaimed Queen. She was a young married woman of 26 years of age, born in 1926.  March 6th is not the …

Upcoming Events

Anzac Day – BrightonLocation: Brighton War Memorial
Guest Speaker: Reg Watson
Brighton Council,

“The study of history allows us to understand our past and guide us going forward.
We have much to loose if we don’t reflect on our history”

Reg Watson

I recognise the incredible contribution that the early settlers and pioneers of Tasmania have made to society.  I acknowledge their sacrifice, their endurance against massive odds and their leadership past, present and into the future. I honour those who went before me, including those soldiers who left our land to lay their life on the line.  I acknowledge them all.