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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. Click here to book through WEA.…

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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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$18

RAHS Tour – ‘Transformations: The Art of the Scott Sisters’ at Australian Museum

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Australian Museum, 1 William Street
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
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Transformations

Join RAHS Librarian Donna Newton on a guided tour by the exhibition curator of Transformations: The Art of the Scott Sisters at the Australian Museum. From the 1850s the Scott Sisters, Helena and Harriet Scott, collected, studied and drew the butterflies and botany of New South Wales in precise detail. This exhibition showcases the extraordinary work of the Scott sisters. Cost includes entry to the Australian Museum and the guided tour of the exhibition. [button shape="rounded" size="large" float="left" href="/product/rahstour-art-scott-sisters/ ‎"…

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May 2017
Free

RAHS Day Lecture: Direct Hit – The Bombing Of Darwin Post Office

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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On the floor of the Northern Territory Parliament is a small plaque that reads: “ON 19 FEBRUARY 1942 AN ENEMY BOMB FELL HERE AND KILLED TEN PEOPLE.” It commemorates a major event in Australian history when 188 Japanese fighters and bombers launched a deadly air raid on Darwin. Among the targets was the Darwin Post Office, which suffered a direct hit. Taking cover in a slit trench in the backyard of the Postmaster’s residence were nine members of the Postmaster-General’s…

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$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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$10

RAHS/National Archaeology Week Tour: Central Park, Broadway – Evolution from fresh water creek and brewery to high-end urban village

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Clare Hotel, 1 Kensington Street
Chippendale, NSW 2008 Australia
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Central Park is a 2 billion dollar urban development situated on the site of the former Carlton and United Brewery, which represents the last of the major city breweries to survive in New South Wales. The site’s rich historical period, spanning over 200 years, includes expansion from a fresh water creek running through shrubs and sand dunes via the city’s first Military Gardens to an important industrial and residential site. The layout and some of the components of the site, including…

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June 2017
Free

RAHS Day Lecture – A Complicated Love Affair: An Illustrated History of our Relationship with the NSW Coast

June 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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It is sometimes assumed that we have always loved our coast, so central is modern beach culture to the Australian 'national identity'. While Aboriginal people have long had an intimate relationship with their coastal countries, the love affair for white Australians took some time to develop. This talk uses artwork, maps and photographs to trace the evolution of attitudes to the NSW coastline. Dr Ian Hoskins’ Sydney Harbour: A History won the 2010 Queensland Premier’s Literary Prize for History. Coast:…

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$30 - $45

RAHS/Society of Australian Genealogists Tour: Millers Point

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Walk in the steps of the convict stonemasons, millers, sea captains and merchants of Millers Point. See the history and hear the stories of Sydney’s colourful past. The tour begins with a one hour presentation at Richmond Villa and the walk will take 60 - 90 minutes. The tour will leave from 120 Kent Street, Sydney. Numbers are limited so secure your place early! This is an event in partnership with The Society of Australian Genealogists. [button shape="rounded" size="large" float="left"…

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$10

RAHS Workshop: “Whereas we the members…” Reviewing your Organisation’s Constitution and Regulations

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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The Associations Incorporation Act 2009 in NSW (the Act) has been amended and the existing Regulation replaced with a new Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016. The changes to the association laws took effect on 1 September 2016 and include a number of amendments. This session will provide guidance on how affiliated societies can comply with the key changes. BUY TICKETS Image: The Seal of the Royal Australian Historical Society

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$22 - $35

RAHS/Society of Australian Genealogists Lecture: People of Millers Point, 1880 – 1930

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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This event is being held in partnership with the Society of Australian Genealogists. Gail Davis will explore the lives of those who made their homes in Millers Point in the fifty year period between 1880 and 1930. It will explore a range of sources from the NSW State archives. Gail Davis has had a long and distinguished career at State Records NSW. Gail is in charge of the research and copying services and she has undertaken numerous research projects involving…

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July 2017
Free

RAHS Day Lecture: Recovering the Reputation of Signor Augusto Lorenzini

July 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Signor Augusto Lorenzini worked as an artist decorator in Sydney in the 1880s and 1890s. When the Historic Houses Trust (now Sydney Living Museums) acquired the Lorenzini archive in 1998, the achievements of this interior decorator working in Sydney in the 1880s and 1890s was recovered. Megan Martin will recount the story of this extraordinary Italian revivalist and his world where “cupids ruled”, adorning the walls and ceilings of his most opulent commission, the "dazzling" ballroom of 'Chatsworth' in Potts…

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