2017 rahs conference

No. 12 Prisoner of War Camp, Cowra, NSW, 1 July 1944 [Australian War Memorial]

‘Finding Lost Places, Lost People’

The website for the upcoming RAHS Conference in Cowra NSW is now online and bookings are open! Browse the conference program, choose your conference history tours, and start planning a fantastic weekend in Cowra in October.


The theme of the 2017 RAHS Conference is ‘Finding Lost Places, Lost People’. Uncovering hidden stories helps us better understand the past and can challenge our understanding of how the present came to be. Historical societies have an important role to play in ensuring that their communities’ history does not get lost and that members of the broader community can find out about their work so that they too can learn and contribute to this history. Lost communities can be remembered and found through written archival records, photographs and voice recordings. The digital revolution is increasing accessibility to records and providing more tools to reach a wider geographical and demographical audience.

The RAHS invites you to join us at our 2017 conference in Cowra to explore these topics, learn skills that will support your history projects and enjoy opportunities to network and share histories with RAHS members and friends.

Click here to download the media release.

Conference highlights include:

– Pre-Conference Drinks at Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre
– The Lesley Muir Address presented by Professor Peter Read
– Presentations by local and specialist historians
– Presentation of 2017 Create NSW Cultural Grant Awards and Heritage Grant Awards
– Awarding of RAHS Certificates of Achievement and Certificates of Appreciation
– Sales tables for the sale of local histories and member publications
– Opportunities to network with members of historical societies throughout NSW
– Saturday afternoon conference tours and conference dinner on Saturday night

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