The Society and its members are active in providing leadership to the broader community on history and heritage matters, as well as on issues regarding access to historical records, funding, and other challenges impacting the practice of local and community history. Click here to learn about our overall approach to advocacy.
Current Campaign – Decision to refuse Heritage Listing for the Sirius Tower
On the 8 August 2016, the Royal Australian Historical Society issued a media release concerning the State Government’s refusal to list the Sirius Tower in The Rocks on the State Heritage Register. The Society was dismayed to learn of the State government’s refusal to list the historic Sirius Tower in The Rocks on the State Heritage Register, in spite of the recommendations of the NSW Heritage Council. Click here to read the full media release.
Current Campaign – Access to Land and Property Information
LPI has announced from 1 July 2016 researchers will no longer be able to purchase documents using their credit cards. Access to Land records is critical to local and community researchers. The RAHS regularly run workshops to help members investigate these records. Click here for more information on these workshops.