Speaking Engagements

Reg Watson

Well known Tasmanian writer, journalist, speaker and historian, Reg Watson is available to service clubs, military organisations, businesses, associations, Leagues or as a luncheon/dinner speaker.

For more than 51 years’ experience in writing he has appeared since 1978, 554 times on television and radio within Tasmania and nation-wide. He has had work published in article form in excess of a thousand, state-wide, nationally and internationally.  He has eighteen books to his name.


  • Thomas Francis Meagher – Irish exile to Van Diemen’s Land
  • The Canadian/American exiles to Van Diemen’s Land
  • Tasmanian participation in the Boer War
  • Independence for Tasmania (secession)
  • Strange Happenings over the skies of Bass Strait and Tasmania.
  • The Australian and Tasmanian flags, their history and symbols.
  • Jack the Ripper and the Tasmanian connection.
  • Lt. John Bowen RN – The first British settlement in Tasmania, 1803
  • Betty King – first white woman to settle in Australia?
  • Historic Tasmanian Parliamentarians.
  • Richard Morgan and his barn – first settler on the eastern shore of Hobart.
  • Convict transportation – was it white slavery?
  • Tasmanian connection to the American Civil War
  • Martin Cash – Gentleman bushranger?
  • Tobruk.
  • Tasmanian First, Innovations and Firsts.
  • The Last man to be hanged in Tasmania.


Commencing from $250.  Travelling expenses are additional if outside Hobart and environs.  If required to stay overnight, accommodation at a respectable hotel/motel or B&B required.

For further information please contact Reg:

Email: reg@regwatson.com.
Mobile: 0409 975 587.