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May 2018

RAHS/WEA* Workshop – Online Photographs from the Past

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Royal Australian Historical Society, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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$32 – $35

Bring your family history to life with historical photos that help you see things as your ancestors saw them. Explore websites such as Historypin, Flickr, Trove and Pinterest and learn how you can make them work for you.

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RAHS/Thredbo Historical Society – Cocktail Evening and Talk

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Australian Historical Society, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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$32 – $35

Join the Royal Australian Historical Society and Thredbo Historical Society for their annual cocktail evening. Join guest speaker Randy Wieman, Australian and European freestyle skiing champion of the 1970s, who will discuss Australia’s transition from hot-dogging to freestyle skiing, including aerials, moguls and ballet.

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RAHS/HHA Evening Lecture – Art Deco Sydney: A Persistent Presence

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$25 – $35

In our first joint event with Historic Houses Association of Australia join Claudia Chan Shaw for this talk on Sydney Art Deco. This lecture will explore Art Deco Sydney, a visual culture defined not only through architecture, but also through graphic and interior design, the decorative arts and photography.

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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 NAIDOC Week Exhibition & Walking Tours – This is Where they Travelled

July 9 @ 10:00 am - July 11 @ 4:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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To celebrate NAIDOC Week, the RAHS presents – This is Where they Travelled: Historical Aboriginal Lives in Sydney Exhibition (Free) and Walking Tour($5-$10) It is often wrongly assumed that Aboriginal people disappeared from Sydney in the nineteenth century, or lost their cultural links to the area. Researchers from the La Perouse Aboriginal community in Sydney have created an exhibition together with historian Paul Irish, which maps the lives of a number of Aboriginal people with connections to the coastal part…

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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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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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