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April 2019

A web of steel and concrete: Design and construction of the Anzac Bridge

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $12

In conjunction with the Australian Society for History of Engineering and Technology The Anzac Bridge under construction In the 1980s the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority began the process of designing a new bridge to replace the low-level Glebe Island Bridge which had been in use since 1903. This bridge, one of the first to use an electric motor to open and close a swing span, connected the western part of the inner-city with Balmain, Rozelle, and suburbs further west,…

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May 2019

RAHS Day Lecture – “Make haste and go fetch the Coroner!” Death Investigation in Colonial Sydney

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

In this lecture, Dr Catie Gilchrist will talk about her recent book, Murder, Misadventure and Miserable Ends: Tales from a Colonial Coroner's Court, and discuss some of the primary sources she used to uncover life and death in colonial Sydney.

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Milton in Stained Glass

May 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$5 – $10

Join Beverley Sherry (Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney) as she discusses the stained glass representations of John Milton's Lost in Paradise.

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Using Criminal Records as Sources of History

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$32 – $35

The focus of this session will be on how the various nineteenth and early-twentieth century criminal records available in NSW, can be used by historians and writers for research into past crimes or ones that only exist in the writer’s imagination.

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National Archaeology Week – Judy Birmingham and the origins of Australian Historical Archaeology

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $15

Judy Birmingham is well known for her roles in the development of historical archaeology and cultural heritage management, yet she arrived at Sydney University in 1961 on the basis of her credentials as a Near Eastern and Mediterranean archaeologist. A review of contemporaneous correspondence throws fascinating light on the circumstances of her appointment and subsequent events that suggest some of the reasons for her change of career focus.

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Darlinghurst Gaol: A 19th century Australian prison in the heart of Sydney

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$25 – $35

From 1814 to 1914, Darlinghurst Gaol was Sydney's main prison. Corporal punishment (flogging) was common, as were regular hangings that were held over the years, including the execution of Louisa Collins – the last woman to be hanged in NSW. 

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Smart Cities: Platforms for Liveable Cities

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $12

In this lecture Paul Budde will discuss smart cities and the new digital technologies that are enabling transformations in relation to the circular economy, the digital economy, mobility and liveability, etc.

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June 2019

RAHS Day Lecture – The Making of Martin Sparrow: History in the Fiction

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

Historian and novelist, Peter Cochrane will discuss the life and times of Martin Sparrow, how he came to write the book and history's part in the exercise.

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Broughton Hall Walking Tour

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Broughton Hall, Wharf Road
Lilyfield, NSW 2040
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$20 – $25

Join us for a guided walking tour of Broughton Hall in Sydney's inner west. Broughton Hall is the name given to the impressive Victorian Georgian residence that was built in 1842 on a three acre corner of Wharf Road and Church Street, Lilyfield.

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The Apollo Moon Landings: From Challenge to Achievement

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $12

Space historian Kerrie Dougherty will look at how NASA took the Apollo program from concept to reality in less than a decade, solving engineering, technical and scientific issues to win the greatest prize of the space race against the USSR – a successful landing on the moon with the Apollo 11 mission.

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July 2019

RAHS Day Lecture – Australia’s Maritime Frontier

July 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

In this lecture, Dr Craig Wilcox will examine different frontier maritime clashes that occurred from 1802 to 1918 in Australia.

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