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

The British Heritage of Tasmania
Tasmanian historian and author, Reg Watson, recently was awarded Life Membership to the British Australian Community for (to quote) "in recognition of his work representing the interests of British Australians over a span of more than …
Australia Day January 26TH. Let’s keep it.
The Liberal Premier of Tasmania, Jeremy Rockliff, has recently called for a change of date for Australia Day. He believes the current date, January 26th, is “divisive”.  Yet isn’t what he suggests, divisive? A push for …
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Her Majesty the Queen will be enjoying her platinum anniversary during the first week in June, from the 2nd until the 5th.  There will celebrations throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, which of course includes …
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 …

Life Membership British Australian Community

On the 2nd of July 2022 at a ceremony held in Melbourne, Reg was made a Life Member of the British Australian Community.


“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.