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May 2018

RAHS/ASHET Evening Lecture – Saving the World: Australian Innovation in Solar Heat and Power

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 - $12

Join Debbie Rudder as she discusses the important contributions Australian engineers have made to the different types of solar water heaters and developments in photovoltaic technologies.

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June 2018

RAHS Day Lecture – Where Australian Collides With Asia

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Royal Australian Historical Society, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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Free

Ian Burnet will discuss the epic voyages of natural history of Continent Australia and the British naturalists Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. Each of these naturalists made huge contributions to our understanding of the unique flora and fauna of Australia, the effect of geological forces on the diversity of life forms in the natural world and the origin of species.

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Create NSW RAHS/State Archives & Records Seminar – Taking your Research Outside the Square

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
State Archives and Records NSW, 161 O'Connell Street
Kingswood, 2747 Australia
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$35 - $40

Join RAHS President Christine Yeats, Associate Professor and RAHS Senior Vice President Carol Liston AO, RAHS Treasurer Dr Kathrine Reynolds and Exhibitions Curator at NSW State Archives & Records Dr Penny Stannard for this research focused seminar at Kingswood.

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RAHS/HHA Lecture & Tour – Jorn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House: Architecture and the City

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$15 - $35

In our second joint event with Historic Houses Association of Australia, join Dr. Peter Kohane for this talk offering insights into Jorn Utzon’s work. The Sydney Opera House is analysed with reference to the platform, the relationship of the building to the city and the idea of a monument. Following the talk there will be a tour conducted by Steve McAuley, senior guide and history specialist at the Sydney Opera House. We all know this iconic landmark – but do we really?  The tour will take you around the site and places where you may have never been before.

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RAHS Excursion – Guided Tour of the Reserve Bank of Australia Museum

June 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Reserve Bank of Australia Museum, 65 Martin Place
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$5

Join us for a guided tour of the Reserve Bank of Australia Museum. The Museum tells the story of Australia's banknotes against the background of the nation's economic and social development, from colonial settlement through to the current era. Attendees are welcome to join us for morning tea at History House at 9:30am, before walking to the Reserve Bank. Alternatively, attendees can meet outside the Reserve Bank at 10:30am. 

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July 2018

RAHS Day Lecture – Conjuring India: Strange Tales of Magic and Mystery

July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

Join John Zubrzycki as he discusses the connections in the field of magic between Australia and India dating back to 1853.

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RAHS/WEA Workshop – Writing a Life: Key Elements of Historical Biography

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$32 - $35

Whether your interest is a single life or group of people, this session provides an introduction to the biographical process. Coordinated by RAHS Councillor Dr Peter Hobbins, this workshop will examine various approaches and historical sources – offering practical suggestions on researching and writing your own biographical project.

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RAHS Excursion – Guided Tour of the Parliament of NSW

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Parliament of NSW, 6 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$5

Parliament House, Sydney, n.d Join us for a guided tour of Australia's first and oldest Parliament. This tour will include the two Legislative Chambers and some of the historic rooms and areas of the Parliament (subject to availability of those spaces at the time). Learn about the role, history, workings of the Parliament and experience first-hand the beautiful colonial Georgian architecture. The Parliament of NSW has been at the centre of the history of New South Wales and remains part…

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August 2018

RAHS Day Lecture – Returning Home with Glory: Cantonese Villages and Australia before 1949

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

Join historian Dr Michael Williams as he provides us with a history of the Chinese in Australia that goes beyond the stereotypes of gold miners and market gardeners.

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RAHS/HHA Evening Lecture – Surry Hills: From Riches to Rags and Back Again

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$25 - $35

In our third joint event with Historic Houses Association of Australia, join Richard Whitaker as he discusses the diverse development of Surry Hills. From elegant estates and mansions in the 1820s and 30s, to crowded and slum-like conditions in the 1890s.

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September 2018

RAHS Day Lecture – Sandgate Cemetery ‘Unearthed’

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

Sandgate Cemetery was opened in 1881 and continues to service the burial needs of Newcastle to this day. Join Terry St George as he ‘uncovers’ some of the well-known and infamous burials in the Cemetery.

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