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July 2019

RAHS Walking Tour – Gladesville Hospital

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gladesville Hospital, Victoria Rd
Gladesville, NSW 2111 Australia
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$13 – $15

Join us for a guided walking tour of Gladesville Hospital and its surrounds. Built in 1838 as Sydney's first purpose-built asylum, the hospital grounds house a number of elegant nineteenth-century buildings that are heritage-listed.

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August 2019

RAHS Day Lecture – Recreating Sydney in 1959 – The Making of Ladies in Black

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

In this lecture, Sue Milliken will talk about how the look of Sydney in 1959 was created for the film Ladies in Black, through script, design and visual effects. The talk will be illustrated with clips, stills and anecdotes from the film.

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RAHS Guided Tour – Hyde Park Anzac Memorial

August 8 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am
Anzac Memorial Hyde Park, Hyde Park, South
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$5

Join us for a guided tour of the heritage-listed Anzac Memorial in Sydney's Hyde Park South. The Anzac Memorial was created by the people of New South Wales as a place to remember the impact of the Great War (1914 – 1918).

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Paddington: A History – The Terrace House

August 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$25 – $35

In this lecture, Robert Griffin and Robert Brown trace the history of the Paddington terrace house and its architectural contribution to the suburb. This talk will draw on their research from the award-winning book, 'Paddington: A History'.

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Recording and Preserving Precious Memories

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$32 – $35

In this session Pauline Curby will discuss how the memories of family members and others can be recorded and preserved by drawing on both the techniques used by oral historians and modern day technology.

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September 2019

RAHS Day Lecture – Terror, Insanity and Suicide in Colonial Sydney

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

In this lecture, James Dunk will talk about research from his new book, 'Bedlam at Botany Bay', and examine how a series of suicides in colonial Sydney were used to terrorise convicts and colonists in the 1820s and 1830s.

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Orange Regional Seminar

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Orange Regional Gallery, 149 Byng St
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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$20

Join us for this exciting regional seminar in Orange to learn about using Land title records and practical skills for your research of convict records, including insights into using Trove as well as criminal court records from the UK and NSW.

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Oral History NSW Annual Lecture – History Week 2019

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free – $10

Join us in History Week 2019 for the OHNSW Annual Lecture: “Everywhere you look is a loss”: Memories of Bushfire in a Transformed Suburban Landscape. Dr Scott McKinnon will examine the interweaving of memory, space and recovery in the years after the devastating 2003 ACT bushfire.

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The Three Wireless Men

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $12

In this lecture, Jo Harris will discuss the early lives and experiences of Hughes, Marconi and Fisk, three men whose curiosity, knowledge and interest in wireless technology caused a significant world-wide event in 1918 – the first direct wireless message from the United Kingdom to Australia. 

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October 2019

RAHS Day Lecture – The Story of Long Bay

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

Long Bay has housed some of Australia's most notorious criminals. In this lecture, Patrick Kennedy will take us behind the scenes of Australia's hardest prison, telling the stories of inmates, prison officers and nurses.

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