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October 2018

RAHS Day Lecture – Pigs Behaving Badly: Animal Agency in the Hunter Valley, 1840–60

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

Join Nancy Cushing as she discusses how pigs were permitted a level of autonomy which drew public censure, governmental regulation and direct punishment by examining instances in the Hunter Valley between 1840–60.

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RAHS Excursion: Yaralla Estate

October 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dame Eadith Walker Hospital Concord West, NSW 2138 Australia + Google Map
$15 – $20

The historically significant Yaralla Estate is one of the last of the large nineteenth century estates remaining in metropolitan Sydney. The Royal Australian Historical Society has secured 12 Yaralla Estate Open Day tickets for a guided tour of the grounds and some of the outbuildings at 11:30am.

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November 2018

RAHS Excursion: Walking Tour of Curlew Camp

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sirius Cove Reserve, Sirius Cove Road
Mosman, NSW 2088
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$10 – $15

Join RAHS Fellow David Carment for a walking tour of Curlew Camp, located in Mosman on Little Sirius Cove's eastern shore. Established in the late 19th century, some of Australia's best known artists – including Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton – spent quite long periods of time living in tents at the site and painting the nearby scenery.

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RAHS Day Lecture – River Dreams

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

Join Ian Tyrell as he discusses his book 'River Dreams: The People and Landscape of the Cooks River'. Ian will reveal the complex history eveals the complex history of the Cooks River in south-eastern Sydney – a river renowned as Australia's most altered and polluted.

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RAHS/WEA Workshop – ‘What does it say?’ The Art of Deciphering Handwritten Documents from the late 18th Century

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$32 – $35

In this joint workshop with WEA Sydney, Gail Davis from State Archives & Records NSW will help researchers learn how to read and interpret handwritten documents, beginning with examples from the late 18th century and continuing into the 20th century.

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RAHS/ASHET Evening Lecture – The Vital Link: NASA Space Tracking Facilities in Australia

November 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $12

In this talk, space historian Kerrie Dougherty will present the story of the NASA tracking stations in Australia and their roles in supporting the Apollo Moon missions from 1968–72. In particular, she will discuss how NASA's Honeysuckle Creek Station, near Canberra – in conjunction with the Parkes radio telescope – brought the world the live television coverage of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. 

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December 2018

Create NSW Regional Seminar – Women, Place and Your Community

December 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Henrietta Rose Room, Bowral Central Library, 18 Bendooley Street
Bowral, NSW 2576 Australia
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$20

The RAHS Regional Seminar program promotes the study, writing and dissemination of Australian history. It aims to develop historical expertise in the community that will support history and heritage projects. Women, Place and your Community will offer participants practical advice on assessing key record sources, followed by a range of case studies on applying this to research projects.

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RAHS Day Lecture – Why weren’t we told about the Sydney Wars?

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

Join Stephen Gapps as he discusses his 2018 book 'The Sydney Wars' (NewSouth Books) that tells the history of military engagements between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians from 1788-1817.

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2018 Christmas Party

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

Join us as we celebrate the festive season and look forward to 2019 . Our Christmas Party is a wonderful opportunity for members to meet RAHS staff, Councillors and other individuals interested in Australian history.

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