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May 2016
$32 - $35

RAHS/THS/PHS: Cocktail Evening and Talks

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Thredbo Ski Trails, 1965 [Thredbo Historical Society Collection]

An annual Sydney function, attendees will see a short iconic Australian ski film of the first alpine World Cup win by an Australian, in Malcolm Milne in Val’d’Isere in 1969. This will be followed by hearing Guest Speaker Andrew Horsley, one of Australia's leading Cross Country skiers, coach and a past President of the NSW Ski Association, talk about his wide experiences in our own alpine history. The evening will conclude with finger food, socialising and conviviality with the alpine…

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$15 - $20

RAHS Tour: Walking with Passion – Walk Kings Cross (this event is fully booked)

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meet at the Darlinghurst Rd entrance to Kings Cross Station,
Kings Cross, NSW 2010 Australia
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Kings Cross - Osborne c.1937

A 2016 National Trust Heritage Festival Event Due to popular demand, a second 'Walking with Passion – walk Kings Cross' tour will take place at 2pm on Wed 25th May with historian and tour operator, Judith Dunn.  Rediscover bohemian Kings Cross and hear lively stories of the characters who resided there including Dame Nellie Melba, the Gun Doc, merchant Alexander Brodie Spark, author and activist Dame Mary Gilmore, the notorious Bea Miles, Abe Saffron, cartoonist Emil Mercer and Dulcie Deamer…

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$10 - $12

RAHS/ASHET Lecture: Space-Related Research and Innovation in the Australian Defence Scientific Service

May 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Woomera, Missile Park Southern Section

In 1949, the Australian Government established the Australian Defence Scientific Service (ADSS), in order to consolidate and expand the nation’s defence-related research and development efforts in association with the British weapons research to be carried out at the Woomera Rocket Range. This new agency incorporated the Long Range Weapons Establishment, which managed the Woomera Range, and the Defence Research Laboratories: they were later combined to form the Weapons Research Establishment (WRE). Although ‘space activities’ were not even considered when the…

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June 2016
Free

RAHS Day Lecture: Doris Fitton – Independent Woman of Theatre and Theatrical Dame

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Doris Fitton

Dame Doris Fitton (1897-1985), Sydney-based actress and artistic director, enjoyed a theatrical career that spanned half a century. Although recognised in her lifetime, her important contribution to the cultural life of Sydney and beyond, has been gradually marginalised. Who was this remarkable woman and what were her main achievements? Dr Carolyn Lowry OAM was appointed Honorary Secretary of the Friends of the Seaborn, Broughton and Walford Foundation, a charitable organisation to benefit the performing arts in Australia, in 1994, and…

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$50 - $55

RAHS Conservation Workshop 3/3: Single Sheet Binding

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Guild of Craft Bookbinders, Writers Centre, Rozelle,
Balmain Rd and Cecily St
Rozelle, 2039
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Document Folder

In this final workshop in the series, Margaret Scott will teach participants various ways to bind single sheets or rebind a section sewn text block into a hard cover. BUY TICKETS Image: Conservation Workshop 2014

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$35 - $37

RAHS/WEA Workshop: Scanning Your Photographs

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Archibald Fountain c.1935 [RAHS/Osborne Photograph Collection]

Photographer Paul Taylder will return to History House in June 2016 to present ‘Scanning Your Photographs’. Paul will draw on his many years of experience to offer practical advice for anyone interested in scanning their photograph collection. This workshop will cover the basics of image scanning, resolution and tonal range. You will gain sound knowledge to produce scans of high quality, suitable for print reproduction and web use. The session will include demonstrations and a handout covering the topics discussed.…

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$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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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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