Map of Bankstown

Map of Bankstown – Taken from ‘Wilson’s Authentic Directory: Sydney and Suburbs’ 11th ed. 1913 [RAHS Collection]

Bankstown Sports Club        24th – 25th October 2015

‘Migration Matters’

Download the 2015 booking form and current conference program.

The 2015 RAHS Conference will be held at Bankstown Sports Club on Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th October 2015. Come and explore the importance of migration history, learn skills that will support your history projects and enjoy opportunities to network and share histories with RAHS members and friends. The vibrant culture of Bankstown makes it the perfect location to consider Migration Matters.

Click here to download the 2015 Conference Program and Booking Form

Bankstown is one of the most ethnically diverse communities in Australia with over 60 different languages spoken. The ASC will be making the most of local knowledge by working with Bankstown City Council, Bankstown Historical Society and Bankstown Family History Group. If you would like to learn more about Bankstown we encourage you to view the Bankstown City Council website.

Pre-Conference Drinks - Friday 23rd October in the Gillawarna Room, Bankstown Sports Club @ 5:30pm

Conference delegates can also attend a pre-conference event at the Bankstown Sports Club in the Gillawarna Room. As well as pre-conference drinks, there will be opportunities to network with people who are committed to promoting local and community history and who enjoy sharing their successes and challenges with others.

More Information

If you have any queries about the conference then please contact us. There will be regular updates on the conference and other RAHS news in our regular eNewsletter and blog. To subscribe visit the RAHS Homepage.

Lesley MuirIn June 2012, the RAHS Council agreed that the keynote address to all RAHS Conferences would be named after Lesley Muir, and that the address would be considered for publication. This was an acknowledgement of the contribution that Lesley made to both the RAHS and local history in Australia.

Lesley was an active member of the Affiliated Societies network from the early 1980s, serving on its Affiliated Societies Committee from 1985-2012. She also served as an RAHS Councillor from 2002-2012. Lesley had many research interests. From the 1980s she worked with Canterbury and District Historical Society to research, write and publish booklets on aspects of the district’s history. Her largest community project involved researching and editing Canterbury’s Boys: World War 1 and Sydney’s Suburban Fringe. In 1994 she was awarded of Doctor of Philosophy in Historical Geography for her thesis Shady Acres: Politicians, Developers and the Design of Sydney’s Public Transport System 1873-1895. Lesley worked tirelessly to promote local history. Many RAHS and Affiliated Societies members enjoyed her tours, workshops, talks and articles. Shortly before her death, she was made a Fellow of the RAHS, the Society’s highest accolade. Those who knew her speak fondly of her energy, enthusiasm and modesty. The Lesley Muir address continues her legacy by focusing on historical geography and the importance of place in history.

Read more about Lesley’s contribution.

Begin your exploration of the 2015 RAHS Conference Program, Themes and Speakers by clicking on the images below.

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Pre-Conference Drinks - 5:30pm Friday 23rd October

Gillawarna Room, Bankstown Sports Club

Conference delegates can attend a pre-conference event at the Bankstown Sports Club in the Gillawarna Room. As well as pre-conference drinks, there will be opportunities to network with people who are committed to promoting local and community history and who enjoy sharing their successes and challenges with others. In addition, delegates can select to attend one of two organised tours on the Saturday afternoon. (Please note: To attend a tour you must be an attendee of the conference). Information on a self-guided walking tour of Bankstown is also available below.

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The 2015 RAHS Conference will be held at Bankstown Sports Club - 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200

Phone: (02) 9722 9888
Submit an online enquiry to Bankstown Sports Club.
Website: www.bankstownsports.com

Transport

For conference attendees arriving by car, Bankstown Sports Club has parking available. If you are travelling to the conference by train, there is clearly visible signage at Bankstown Station indicating how get from the train station to Bankstown Sports Club.

The Bankstown City Council website provides useful public transport information for getting to and from the area. Other useful website include Sydney Trains, Sydney Buses and Transport for NSW.

Accommodation

Conference attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation. There is access to a range of accommodation options in the Bankstown area. Please note this is intended as a guide only and prices and availability are subject to change. Accommodation information is also available on the Bankstown City Council website.

Explore the many things to do in and around the Bankstown area by clicking on an image below.

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There are many ways to enjoy yourself in and around the conference location, Bankstown. Explore the Things to See and Do section above and discover a range of sights, experiences and activities to suit all tastes.

Members of the Royal Australian Historical can look forward to an overview of the conference in the December 2015 edition of History.

Click on an image below to access various publications which highlight the Bankstown area.

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Bankstown City Library and Knowledge Centre has kindly allowed the RAHS to reproduce images from its wonderful photograph collection to view. Below are a selection of historical photographs of the Canterbury/Bankstown area.

Download the 2015 booking form and current conference program.
More Information
If you have any queries about the conference then please contact us.
There will be regular updates on the conference and other RAHS news in our regular eNewsletter and blog.
To subscribe visit the RAHS homepage.

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