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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 – CANCELLED

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 practical skills and strategies for your historical research, including insights into using Trove, criminal court records, as well as accessing and using land title records.

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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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Mapping the Massacres

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$25 – $35

Professor Lyndall Ryan AM FAHA is best known as a historian of the Australian colonial frontier. As a new way of making Australia’s frontier history visible she has developed a digital map of massacre sites across the Australian frontier to 1960 underpinned by a rigorous methodology to investigate and verify the evidence. In her talk, Lyndall will draw on examples of frontier massacres in New South Wales to show how the criteria operates for their inclusion on the map.

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Royal Australian Navy’s Garden Island Heritage Tour – Bookings Closed

October 17 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
Garden Island Sydney, NSW Australia + Google Map
$25 – $30

Join us for an exciting heritage tour of Garden Island. The tour will include areas rarely open to the public, including the Kuttabul Memorial, the Chapel, Indigenous history, the earliest marks made by Europeans in Australia, heritage buildings and the top of the Captain Cook Dock.

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Capturing Memories: Oral History in the Digital Age

October 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$95 – $105

Join Oral History NSW and the Royal Australian Historical Society for a practical workshop for all interested in recording the experiences of family, friends, local communities, history of museum items or any other project incorporating memories of the past.

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