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.

Upcoming Events

The Royal Overseas League Hobart Branch cordially invite you to a special lunch in memory of Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth the Second.
Guest speaker will be Reg Watson who will be talking on the service rendered by Her Majesty the Queen.

When: Friday October the 7th at 12 Noon.
Where: Lenah Valley RSL
Cost: A La Carte menu – Pay on the day.

For booking information contact:

From Reg’s Desk

The Queen in Tasmania
With the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, it is well to remember her connection toTasmania. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II during her 1963 Tasmanian tour at the steps of the Town Hall. Sitting, Mayor …
Was the past better than today?
People born post 1990 may think society has always been like it is, but having been born in the late 40s, I can compare what is to what was.  Over those seventy and more years, things …
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 …

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.