Come and meet Caroline and hear her story

2018 DATES:

7th March - Wyndham City Library, Werribee, Victoria

7th April - Melbourne Regency Picnic, Rippon Lea, Victoria

2nd May - Rippon Lea, Elsternwick, Victoria

JANE AUSTEN REGENCY WEEK in Alton/Chawton in the south of England

21st June 7pm - Jane Austen Heritage Dinner at Chawton House, hosted by Austen Heritage

22nd June 10am to 3pm– Regency Market in Alton High Street

22nd June 7.30pm – Regency Ball at The Assembly Rooms

23rd June 12 noon – Jane Austen Parade for Literacy Fundraiser

23rd June 12.30pm to 3pm – Austen Heritage Regency Picnic at Chawton House

23rd June 4pm – Pride & Possibilities at The Assembly Rooms in Alton

24th June 6.30pm – We then went to Wedgwood’s at Chawton House

20th August - Literature Week, Presbyterian Ladies' College Melbourne, Melbourne

19th October - Gateway Hotel, Wangaratta, Victoria

Tickets are available via the individual organisations or venues, see online for details


With wit and warmth, Caroline shares her extraordinary childhood, growing up in Chawton in the shadows of her fifth great-aunt, Jane Austen, with photographs and artefacts from the private collection of the Austen Knight family. 

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Jane Austen had a goal; to become a published author.  Caroline shares the life and business lessons she has learnt from her fifth great-aunt Jane Austen, which have helped Caroline achieve her own goals and business successes.

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“It was an absolute honour to have Caroline as the speaker at our conference. Caroline is an engaging and passionate speaker - when she spoke about walking in the same places that Jane would have walked, and dining in the same rooms Jane would have sat, it was quite thrilling - you could have heard a pin drop in the room! Caroline has an energetic and engaging style, speaking with warmth, enthusiasm and humour”

Mercia Chapman, President, JA Society Melbourne


"I worked closely with Caroline in prepping for the World Literacy Summit in Oxford, and having sat through this event I can say without hesitation that Caroline delivers her presentations in such a way that is not only charismatic, but delivers this information in an extraordinarily interesting and insightful what. A way that is truly personal and unique. As such I have seen her audiences love her and her story even more!"

David Perrin, CEO - World Literacy Summit


"Caroline's upbeat, down-to-earth style, engaging stories and powerful message will challenge and empower any audience. Using lessons from her Great Aunt - Jane Austen, Caroline gets to the heart of issues which keep people stuck and hold them back from fulfilling their potential and achieving the success they want. The audience was easily able to apply her practical strategies to step into focused and confident action in their work and life" 

Tony Gleeson, CEO - Australian Institute of Management


Caroline's events to date:

2018 dates


8th February - Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria

21st February - The Johnson Collection, Melbourne, Victoria

2nd March - Northbrook Pop-Up Gallery, Stonnington History Centre, Victoria      

14th April - Ballarat Library, Ballarat, Victoria

20th May - The Austen Tearoom, Essendon

27th May - AIGS, Box Hill Golf Club, Box Hill, Victoria

European Tour:

9th June - Amsterdam with the Dutch Janeites

11th June - Alton School, Alton, Hampshire, England

13th June - Alton College, Alton, Hampshire

16th June - Regency Market, Jane Austen Regency Week, Alton, Hampshire

16th June - Alton School Alumni Event, Alton, Hampshire

17th June - Alton Community Centre, Alton, Hampshire

18th June - Chawton House, Chawton, Hampshire

23rd June - Jane Austen Society, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

27th June - Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland

28th June - Ramelton, Donegal, Ireland

29th June - The Teachers Club, Dublin

 22 July - Geelong Library, Geelong, Victoria

28th July - Altona Homestead, Altona, Victoria

6th August - Ladies Probus Club, Melbourne, Victoria

9th August - Lilydale Library, Lilydale, Victoria

12th August - The Austen Tearoom, Essendon, Victoria

24th October - Opening the Be Persuaded Exhibition at Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Victoria

2nd November - Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Victoria

10th November - Jane Austen High Tea, Riverside Church, 26 Glenwood Street, Chelmer, Brisbane

17th November - Northbrook Pop-Up Gallery, 1257 High St, Malvern, Victoria

16th December - Happy Birthday Jane, The Austen Tearoom, Essendon, Victoria

2017 'Jane & Me: My Austen Heritage', Australian Dates:

1st July - RACV Country Club, Healsville, Victoria

20th July - The Austen Tea Room, Essendon, Victoria

22nd July - Voice of the Coast Literary Breakfast, Maroochydore Surf Club, Queensland

23rd July - RACV City Club, Melbourne

19th August - Jane Austen Society of Australia, Sydney

26th August - Jane Austen Society of Melbourne

7th September - Lilydale Library, Victoria

13th September - The Lyceum Club, Melbourne

17th September - The Austen Tea Room, Essendon, Victoria

5th November - Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies, Blackburn, Victoria

13th December - Jane Austen Exhibition, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria