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February 2017
$10 - $12

RAHS/ASHET Lecture: Case Study 1914 Grand Prix Delage – Resurrecting a Sole Survivor

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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This is the story of the resurrection of the only surviving 1914 Grand Prix Delage car in the world – a vehicle of technical and historical significance – using digital technology and additive manufacturing to re-manufacture the engine block casting. These methods can be applied to other low volume or specialised projects. Philip Guilfoyle, the 1914 GP Delage Project Manager, is an Industrial Designer with 28 years’ experience in engineering and R&D management. He is an independent consultant (Vintage Restoration…

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March 2017
Free

RAHS Day Lecture: Writing ‘New South Wales and the Great War’

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Naomi Parry, co-author of New South Wales and the Great War, will discuss the impact of the First World War on the ordinary citizens of NSW, not just in the theatres of combat but at home in our cities, towns and rural communities, and reveal some of the treasures from the collections of the State Library of New South Wales, State Records NSW, the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park and regional libraries and museums, that guided the writing of the book.…

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$95 - $105

RAHS/OHNSW Workshop – Capturing Memories: Oral History in the Digital Age

March 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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A practical workshop for all interested in recording the experiences of family, friends, local community, history of museum items or any other project incorporating memories of the past. Are you interested in recording the memories of your family, your community or your workplace? Then come along to this very popular and informative workshop to equip you to undertake oral history interviews. Workshop leaders will be Pauline Curby, an experienced oral historian and Andrew Host, whose 35 years experience as a…

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Free

RAHS New Members Evening

March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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The New Members Evening is a lively and enjoyable event that includes a library tour and light refreshments. Join us at History House for an opportunity to meet our new members who we hope will gain a great deal of satisfaction in the information, camaraderie, resources and opportunities that RAHS membership provides. More seasoned members, who would like to help us welcome new members, are also warmly invited to this event. For catering purposes, please RSVP by Friday 10 March.…

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$20

RAHS/Wauchope District Regional Seminar

March 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wauchope Country Club, 24 King Street
Wauchope, NSW 2446 Australia
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The RAHS in conjunction with Wauchope District Historical Society Inc. presents the Wauchope District Regional Seminar. The seminar program will include: Accessing Land Titles Records: How to access them from home and understand what they mean – Associate Professor Carol Liston will provide advice and guidance to assist researchers in accessing and using the historically significant records that Land and Property Information is making available through its SIX Portal – the official source of NSW geospatial information, which also provides…

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$5

RAHS Excursion: Tour of Government House

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Government House, Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Please note: This event is fully booked, however you are welcome to contact us to be added to our waiting list. Join RAHS Librarian Donna Newton on a tour of Government House located alongside Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens, overlooking Sydney Harbour. Constructed in the Gothic Revival style, between 1837 and 1843, the property is the official residence of the Governor of New South Wales. Government House is situated on magnificent grounds and is one of Australia's oldest buildings. Important Note: For…

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$10 - $12

RAHS/ASHET Lecture: Woomera and the Anglo-Australian Joint Project

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Woomera Rocket Range! Once it was a name synonymous with high-tech weaponry, Cold War intrigue and the excitement of spaceflight. To mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Woomera Range, space historian Kerrie Dougherty will present an overview of its origin and operation under the Anglo-Australian Joint Project for guided weapons development, from 1947-1980. She will also discuss some of the security issues surrounding Woomera and how the missile research there drew early space-related projects to Australia in…

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April 2017
$32 - $35

RAHS/WEA Lecture: An Introduction to Social Media – Making it Work for Your Projects

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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In this digital age, social media offers so many options for historical societies and anyone with an interest in connecting with others, and sharing and promoting work. Using the RAHS as a case study, Suzanne Holohan, RAHS General Manager, and Graham Sciberras, RAHS Digital Media, will discuss ways in which using social media can be utilised to maximum benefit. Learn about the RAHS' various social media channels, approaches to advocacy, grant projects and more. Image: Photograph submitted to the RAHS…

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Free

RAHS Day Lecture – The Summit of Her Ambition: The Spirited Life of Marie Byles

April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Marie Byles

Marie Byles was the first female solicitor of NSW, a feminist activist for equal rights in law, and a devoted conservationist who worked to reserve National Parks and helped introduce mindfulness meditation to the West. Guest Speaker, Anne McLeod, has worked in the film industry for thirty years then gained a degree in Adult Education and worked as Training Coordinator. She writes on biographical and environmental subjects. RESERVE TICKETS Image: Marie Byles at…

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$25 - $30

RAHS/OHNSW – An Introduction to Oral History: Key Principles that Everyone Should Know

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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The RAHS and Oral History NSW (OHNSW) present ‘An Introduction to Oral History: Key Principles that Everyone Should Know’ at History House on Friday 21st April. This talk introduces historians of all kinds to the possibilities and pitfalls of ‘making memories’ or doing oral history interviews with people about their experiences of the past. It asks why oral histories matter as an historical source, and explores the various ways in which they can be used. Come along and hear Oral…

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May 2017
$15

RAHS Excursion: Visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray St
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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The Australian National Maritime Museum is Australia’s national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. It was planned and built more than 20 years ago as part of the massive Darling Harbour and Pyrmont redevelopment. The museum was the site’s showpiece and remains the Australian government’s most visible national cultural institution in Sydney. Getting there: If you are coming from the eastern suburbs of Sydney you can catch the 389 bus to the Museum from North Bondi. There is…

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August 2017

RAHS Tour: By Popular Request – A Tour of Norfolk Island

August 18 - August 25
Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island + Google Map

Please note: This tour is fully booked. Norfolk Island has a unique beauty of its own, with its renowned tall majestic pines, sheer cliff faces, coral reefs and beautiful beaches. Almost one third of the island is devoted to National Parks and Reserves. But Norfolk Island is far more than a picturesque island in the South Pacific, it is paradise with a past. Elegant convict-built Georgian buildings are still in daily use and the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area…

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