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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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Image: Botanic Garden, Sydney 1940 [RAHS Photograph Collection]

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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$20

RAHS Tour: Historical Tour of Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sydney Hospital,
8 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Sydney Hospital

Join RAHS Librarian Donna Newton for a tour of the Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. Co-ordinated by the Friends of Sydney Hospital volunteers, this tour’s highlights include the impressive Hospital Boardroom, the Grand entrance, the beautiful Chapel of St Luke the Physician and the Robert Brough Memorial (Courtyard) Fountain. Learn about the buildings as the continuation of earlier medical establishments dating from its tent beginnings in 1788, Macquarie’s Rum Hospital to the present buildings, and the architects and the politics…

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$10 - $12

RAHS/ASHET – Caldwell-Vale: the men and their engineering

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Caldwell-Vale

Ingenious or even pioneering engineering does not necessarily lead to fortune or lasting fame for Australia’s engineers. Why not? Felix Caldwell can be credited with inventing the first 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steering motor vehicles, as well as being the first to install internal combustion motors into railway locomotives, in Australia. Henry Vale manufactured the first steam locomotive to be built in Australia. This talk examines the ingenious and pioneering mechanical engineering output of these two men and their various…

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October 2016
$35 - $40

RAHS Seminar: In the wake of Dirk Hartog – the contribution of Dutch exploration to Australia’s history

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Dirk Hartog Plate

Join Keynote Speaker Dr Edward Duyker OAM, FAHA, and a program of guest speakers for an all day seminar in October, which will focus on the contribution of Dutch exploration to Australia's history. The day’s program will include the following guest speakers: Paul Brunton OAM, FAHA – The Tasman Map and its significance; Linda Emery – Dutch involvement in Australia during WWII; Dr Karen Entwistle – History and Operations of the VOC in Indonesia (the former Netherlands East Indies); Professor…

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Free

RAHS Day Lecture – Sailing with Cook: James Burney’s Writes of Passage

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Sailing with Cook

James Burney sailed on Captain Cook’s second voyage of exploration between 1772 and 1773. Burney took on extraordinary responsibilities on his first great sea voyage, one of the most significant voyages in the history of the South Pacific. He decided to keep a private journal for his family’s amusement and so began a distinguished career encompassing navigation and writing. Suzanne Rickard is a writer, editor and historian, and has written on the National Library of Australia’s collections and contributed to…

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$32 - $35

RAHS/WEA Lecture: Writing Engaging Family and Local History

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Nulla Nulla

Dr Noeline Kyle will draw on her extensive knowledge and expertise in family and local history research and writing to provide practical and straightforward advice. An invaluable session for family historians, genealogical organisations, local and community historians. Dr Kyle has published and spoken widely in the fields of women’s history, education and family history. Click here to book online with WEA. Image: Parish of Nulla Nulla - Image from Dr Noeline Kyle's website - http://www.writingfamilyhistory.com.au

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2016 RAHS Conference

October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 3:00 pm
Centro CBD,
28 Stewart St
Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 Australia
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RAHS Conference Image

The theme of the 2016 RAHS Conference is Times Are A-Changing – History and Innovation. The conference will be held at Centro CBD, Wollongong on 22-23 October 2016. The digital revolution is impacting how we research and produce history. There is also an increasing appetite for local and community history that connects people to their identity and place. History plays a critical role in advocacy campaigns to ensure that these places remain part of our cultural landscape in this era…

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$10 - $12

RAHS/ASHET: Newcastle’s First Water Supply – The ‘Walka’ Scheme

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House,
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Walka Scheme

Newcastle’s first water supply, the Walka Scheme, was initiated in 1876 with the appointment of a Commission to investigate the needs of the area, was kicked along by the appointment of the eminent English Civil Engineer William Clark in 1877, and constructed by the NSW Department of Public Works. The construction of the scheme led directly to the formation of the Hunter District Water Board to allow management of the scheme when completed. The scheme appears to have included the…

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$20

RAHS/Coffs Harbour District Regional Seminar

October 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cavanbah Centre,
191 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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Procession at the corner of Grafton Street and High Street, Coffs Harbour c.1925
[Coffs Harbour Collection, courtesy of Coffs Harbour Regional Museum]

The RAHS in conjunction with Coffs Harbour District Family History Society Inc. presents the Coffs Harbour District Regional Seminar. 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 seminar program will include: Accessing Land Titles Records: How to access them from home and understand what they mean - Associate Professor Carol Liston will…

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November 2016

RAHS Excursion: Full Day Tour Comparing Two Macarthur Properties – Bella Vista Farm and Elizabeth Farm

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Elizabeth Farm

Join RAHS Councillor and tour guide Judith Dunn on a tour of two Macarthur Properties in October. Participants will be collected from the shuttle bus stop in Darcy St. Parramatta (right outside Parramatta Station) at 10am and travel to Bella Vista Farm, bought by John Macarthur in 1801. Enjoy complementary morning tea before a tour of the house, kitchen and five slab buildings on this 20-hectare property. The Friends of Bella Vista are an affiliate of RAHS and will be…

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