Author Archives: Judith

The Old School at Fairview Primary.

The Old School Goes to Fairview Primary.. Live History visited Fairview Primary School this morning to help two Grade Two Classes and one Grade Three Class to experience a thirty minute lesson from the year 1860! Students and Teachers dressed up to help them feel the part and, as soon as the school bell rang […]

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Live History – Ready for a New Season.

We have enjoyed a sunny break in Queensland for much of August.  Back in, not so sunny Tasmania, Live History Productions is back in harness showcasing our history in drama again. We currently offer Her Story 12 mid-day at the Cascades Female Factory with numbers steadily growing. No Mercy at the Tench on Mondays, Thursdays […]

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Life After Louisa!

I suppose we shouldn’t have been surprised but we suffered quite a bit of grief after Louisa closed last month! The loss of our creation, our baby that had become our life for the last ten years…………………. Time is the great healer, so they say and it is true that the sadness is  passing and […]

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Louisa’s Last Walk

It was a perfect Autumn day for the last Louisa’s Walk on Monday 18th May.  A crowd of 27 turned up for this incredible event. In the ten years it has been running, over fifty thousand people have shared Louisa’s story.  They have laughed and cried with her and walked down to the Cascades Female […]

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Louisa’s Walk Comes to a Halt.

To all the supporters of our much loved Louisa’s Walk. Louisa finishes her Walk on May 18th exactly a decade after she began her journey. We would like to thank you all, sincerely for your support, encouragement and appreciation over these years. However, do not despair! Louisa’s Walk has been “the first child” of Live […]

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A Busy Week for Live History Productions!

Our four Live History Productions; Louisa’s Walk, Her Story, No Mercy and Take Tea With Harriet are keeping us running. Last Tuesday saw the Research group Founders and Survivors book out No Mercy and yesterday Take Tea With Harriet was booked to overflowing but Harriet squeezed everyone around her tea-table! Harriet could not possibly manage […]

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Another Birthday Triple Treat!

The Johnson family had three birthdays over the past few days and they decided to come and celebrate by coming to Take Tea with Harriet at beautiful Runnymede today. They enjoyed experiencing history come alive as Harriet took them back to the year 1915. My grand-daughter,Holly Smee was the maid for the occasion.    

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An Unusual Birthday Treat?

My grand daughter Sophina asked for a special birthday treat for her 10th celebration this year – could she bring some of her friends to Louisa’s Walk to show them what her grandmother does? Well of course you can Darling! Here we all are: son, Sam Smee, daughter-in-law Bianca, grand -daughters, Sophina and Lucinda and […]

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Take Tea with Harriet Booked Out Today!

All places around Harriet’s table were filled today so I needed some help.  Well, what are grand- daughters for?  I enlisted 16 year old Holly to be my parlour maid and she did a wonderful job.  Some of my guests also dressed up which added to the atmosphere and made our afternoon tea a lot […]

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Mother and Son!

No, we haven’t started a spoof on the classic TV program but yesterday was a first when my son Abel Smee and I performed Louisa’s Walk together. We try to match actors in pairs of similar age but with one away and one sick yesterday it was a case of filling in wherever we could. […]

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