Welcome to Tol Harndor

Tol Harndor ("Southland Island") is the official Australasian Smial (founded 1st May, 1996) of the Tolkien Society, which is incorporated in the United Kingdom.

The primary purpose of Tol Harndor is to discuss, discover and delight in the works and life of the late Professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1896-1973), through the media of personal contact, postal mail, electronic mail, the internet and any other suitable medium. The spirit of communication will be one of friendly, liberal, easy going and obligation free conversation. If you wish to join the discussion email list, contact the webmaster to be subscribed.

Secondary objectives include:

  1. To promote the reading and enjoyment within Australia of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien through accessible means mutually agreed upon by the majority of members and, where necessary, the Tolkien Society. Media for promotion include literature at points of book sales, announcements, interviews etc on radio and television, and the internet.
  2. To enlighten and encourage others to join Tol Harndor.
  3. To assemble a journal (Tilkal) annually consisting of articles by members of Tol Harndor for members of Tol Harndor.
Membership of Tol Harndor is open to all interested people, whether or not a member of The Tolkien Society. To join either contact Michael (below) or visit the online discussion forum (click here).

Membership is free of obligations and free of charges although certain articles produced as an adjunct to membership (eg. badges, certificates, memorabilia) will be charged for at cost.

For information on Tol Harndor or the Tolkien Society please contact Michael Kennedy,
for enquiries about the website, please contact the webmaster, David Powell.