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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/FOCP* Excursion – Walking Tour of Callan Park

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Callan Park, Wharf Road
Lilyfield, NSW 2040 Australia
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$20 – $25

Join us for a guided walking tour of Callan Park in Sydney's inner west. This site contains 61 hectares of exceptionally beautiful, undulating parkland, nestled on the Sydney Harbour foreshores and preserved by historical accident – but is still in need of a Trust to manage the site, despite the Callan Park Act being put in place late 2002.

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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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