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June 2016
$32 - $35

RAHS/WEA Lecture – History with a Difference: Researching and Writing Thematic History with a Local Focus

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Australian Lebanese Historical Society Website http://alhs.org.au/

Taking a thematic approach, Paul Convy will discuss the history of Lebanese immigration to Australia and the contributions made by the Lebanese, in common with all immigrants to New South Wales, to our local and national cultural landscape. Using the major themes of Lebanese settlement in NSW from the 1880s: migration; commerce and labour; rural and urban settlement; religion; leisure and social institutions; and civic affairs, Paul will then discuss the project to research and write Lebanese Settlement in New…

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$10 - $12

RAHS/ASHET Lecture: Sydney’s Horse-drawn Buses

June 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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The picture is from the Kerry collection showing two buses in George Street around 1890.

Sydney's horse bus industry has had very little attention from transport historians. Starting in the 1840s and lasting until nearly 1920 horse buses provided public transport in the city's street and suburbs until the electric trams eclipsed them. They were heavily criticised for poor timekeeping, filth and quality and subjected to regulations by the City Council and then the State Government under the Metropolitan Transit Commission. From 1870 things improved with the formation of the Sydney Tramway and Omnibus Company,…

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July 2016
Free

Exhibition and Tour – This is Where They Travelled: Historical Aboriginal Lives in Sydney

July 4 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 5:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Images Clockwise from top left: L-R: Thomas Tamara , Ellen Anderson , Johnny Malone , Emma Timbery . Artwork by Kerri-Ann Youngberry NSW History Fellowship Exhibition and Tour It is often wrongly assumed that Aboriginal people disappeared from Sydney in the nineteenth century, or lost their cultural links to the area. NSW History Fellow Paul Irish and researchers from the La Perouse Aboriginal community…

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Free

RAHS Day Lecture: Writing History – engaging with children

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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erior of Padstow Library 1970 [Bankstown City Library Collection]

Vashti Farrer writes fantasy, humour, articles, verse and plays for children, sometimes history-based. But writing history for adults is entirely different from writing history for children. What will or won’t interest them? How much of the truth can you tell them? Vashti will explain how she engages with children through history. Vashti Farrer has had over 60 short stories published, 26 children’s books and a non-fiction adult book on the only woman ever executed in Queensland. She has been President…

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Free

RAHS Special Event: A Celebration of RAHS Volunteers

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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RAHS Excursion - Regentville May 18, 1929 [RAHS Photograph Collection]

Join us at the home of the RAHS, History House, to celebrate the invaluable contribution made by our team of hardworking and dedicated volunteers. RAHS volunteers bring to the Society a huge range of skills and expertise from indexing, organising and arranging library materials, researching, proofreading and reviewing online content, lecture podcast and online exhibition production and so much more. Anyone interested in becoming an RAHS volunteer is more than welcome to attend. Make new friends and enjoy a mid-winter…

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August 2016
Free

RAHS Day Lecture: Yabba – Cricket’s Legendary Barracker

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Yabba

Yabba (Stephen Harold Gascoigne) grew up in the slums of Glebe to become one of the great characters of Australian cricket. He was a genuine talent, a wit, an actor and a crafter of words, who called out clever comments at appropriate times. He had the asset of a gravelly booming voice. Yabba's story is about how an uneducated working-class man thrust himself forward to become a celebrated barracker and much-loved entertainer. Although he died in 1942, his reputation has…

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$20

RAHS/Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre: Seminar

August 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre,
80 Rickard Rd
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia
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Belmore to Bankstown

The RAHS 2016/2018 regional seminar program is supported by grant funding from Arts NSW. The goal of the program is to develop historical expertise in the community that will help support history and heritage projects. The 2016 RAHS/Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre Regional Seminar program will include: Land Title Records – 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 though…

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$25 - $30

RAHS/OHNSW: An Introduction to Oral History – key principles that everyone should know

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Paula Hamilton

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 they matter as an historical source and how they stand in relation to the traditional written newspapers and archives. Come along and hear Oral History NSW President Professor Paula Hamilton discuss the value of oral history and share examples from her own oral history practice. Paula will discuss its value…

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$20

RAHS/Central Coast Family History Society: Regional Seminar

August 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Gosford City Lions Hall,
rear of 8 Russell Drysdale Street
East Gosford, NSW 2250 Australia
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Market Day Gosford

The RAHS 2016-2018 regional seminar program is supported by grant funding from Arts NSW. The goal of the program is to develop historical expertise in the community that will help support history and heritage projects. The 2016 RAHS/Central Coast Family History Society Regional Seminar program will include: Land Title Records – 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 though…

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September 2016
$5

RAHS/History Council of NSW: The Role of the Botanic Gardens in our understanding of innovative gardens created since the 1980s

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Botanic Garden 1940

Tying in with an exhibition at the State Library of NSW in September, Howard Tanner will examine the continuity and relevance of the Sydney Botanic Gardens over 200 years. Howard Tanner is a Sydney-based architect and author who has written widely on landscape design and history. A former National President of the Australian Institute of Architects his career as an architect, author and educator is influenced by his abiding interest in history and landscape. [button shape="rounded" size="large" float="left" href="/product/rahshistory-council-of-nsw-the-role-of-the-botanic-gardens-in-our-understanding-of-innovative-gardens-created-since-the-1980s/" info="none"…

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Free

RAHS Day Lecture: Kismet – the Australian Gallipoli POWs

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Soldiers Gallipoli

So much has been written about Gallipoli yet the experiences of the 67 Australians captured there by the Turkish army has generally been ignored. The research required to uncover their history took ten years, through historical sources drawn from Australian, British and Turkish archives, resulting in some surprising findings about their experiences. For 14 years Jennifer Lawless was the History Inspector for the NSW Board of Studies. Her research resulted in a doctorate from the University of New England. She…

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$10

RAHS Tour: Lucy Osburn-Nightingale Foundation Museum

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lucy Osburn-Nightingale Foundation Museum,
First Floor, Nightingale Wing, Sydney Hospital Complex, 8 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Lucy Osburn

Join RAHS Librarian Donna Newton for a guided tour coordinated by the Museum Curator of the Lucy Osburn-Nightingale Foundation Museum, walk back in time and experience life at Sydney Hospital from 1860 onwards. Learn about a bygone era in medical and nursing care and see its many fascinating historical artefacts, exhibitions and photographs. This tour includes the historic Kanematsu Collection of Morbid Anatomy showing pathology specimens dating back to the 1890s, Lucy Osburn's original 'Walking Out' costume and nurses' register,…

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