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November 2017

RAHS/ASHET: Corrugated Iron – Australia’s Iconic Building Material

November 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 - $12

This very visual presentation supported by many photographs from Sydney to the outback, shows the extensive use of corrugated iron in Australia. It explores the many reasons why it became such a popular material, embraced by the working class and at first spurned by major builders – until Prince Albert ordered a corrugated iron room at Balmoral Castle. Australians generally proved to be innovative metal workers and used the material in a great variety of ways from housing to the…

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RAHS/PHA: Trove Workshop

November 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$20 - $25

Christine Yeats, RAHS Senior Vice President, archivist, historical researcher and PHA member will present a two-hour workshop on the intricacies of TROVE and how to make your searches efficient and fruitful. There will be a particular focus on advance searching, lists and the most recent addition, Government Gazettes. Refresh your knowledge and polish your skills on this ever growing resource. This is a joint PHA NSW/ACT and RAHS event. BUY TICKETS  

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December 2017

RAHS Day Lecture: Nature and Education in Early Twentieth Century New South Wales

December 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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The reform of education for children aroused interest throughout the world at the turn of the twentieth century. At the same time, scientists, naturalists and others became increasingly concerned about the natural environment. Nature study, a newly conceived school subject, brought these two concerns together. This lecture introduces individuals from New South Wales who devoted themselves to advocacy for the natural world and provided crucial support for nature study. Dr Dorothy Kass is an Honorary Postdoctoral Associate at Macquarie University.…

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2017 RAHS Christmas Party

December 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2017 christmas party

Join us to celebrate the festive season and the Royal Australian Historical Society’s achievements in 2017. This is a wonderful opportunity for members to meet RAHS staff, Councillors and other long-standing members. For catering purposes please RSVP by Friday 1st December. RESERVE TICKETS Image: ‘A Jolly Christmas’ 1909

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