RAHS Excursion: Visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum

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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 … Read More

RAHS/OHNSW – An Introduction to Oral History: Key Principles that Everyone Should Know

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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 … Read More

RAHS Day Lecture – The Summit of Her Ambition: The Spirited Life of Marie Byles

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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. Image: Marie Byles at graduation, University of Sydney, c.1921 [Wikimedia Commons]

RAHS/WEA Lecture: An Introduction to Social Media – Making it Work for Your Projects

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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 … Read More

RAHS Excursion: Tour of Government House

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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 … Read More

RAHS/Wauchope District Regional Seminar

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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 … Read More

RAHS New Members Evening

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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. … Read More

RAHS/OHNSW Workshop – Capturing Memories: Oral History in the Digital Age

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A practical workshop for all interested in recording the experiences of family, friends, local community, history of museum items or any other project incorporating memories of the past. Are you interested in recording the memories of your family, your community or your workplace? Then come along to this very popular and informative workshop to equip you to undertake oral history interviews. Workshop leaders will be Pauline Curby, an experienced oral historian and Andrew Host, whose 35 years experience as a … Read More