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January 2017
Free

RAHS History House Open Day: Pot Luck with History and Book Sale

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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History House

Call into History House between 10am and 4pm on Australia Day for a chance to visit our beautiful heritage building. While you are visiting, check out our Book Fair and listen to historians speaking about the events, people and places that contributed to Australia’s history. There will be interesting ten minute talks every half hour between 11.30am and 3.30pm. There is no need to book, just turn up! To learn more about History House click here. Click here to download…

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February 2017
Free

RAHS Day Lecture – Enterprise and Diversity: Greek-Australian Occupational Pursuits, 1810s to Present

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Greek-Australian

From the late nineteenth century until the closing decades of the twentieth century, Greeks played a large part in Australia’s food catering industry. They continued, nevertheless, to enter a wide variety of diverse occupations. These included: agricultural and pastoral activities, mining, sea-related industries, itinerant work, secondary industries, public life, professional fields, and artistic and sporting avenues. Moreover, their contribution in some activities proved significant. This lecture reveals, acknowledges and celebrates their complex and broad involvement in Australia’s mainstream development over the last two hundred years. Historian Leonard Janiszewski and…

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$5

RAHS Excursion: The Rocks Discovery Museum and YHA Big Dig Site

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Rocks Discovery Museum, Kendall Lane
The Rocks, 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 Councillor and historian Bruce Baskerville in exploring this small museum situated in a restored 1850s sandstone warehouse in the historic Rocks area of Sydney. The museum contains a unique collection of images and artefacts excavated during archaeological investigation of the area. Exhibitions in consultation with the Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council show the history of the area and the impact…

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$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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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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