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November 2018

RAHS Day Lecture – River Dreams

November 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

Join Ian Tyrell as he discusses his book 'River Dreams: The People and Landscape of the Cooks River'. Ian will reveal the complex history eveals the complex history of the Cooks River in south-eastern Sydney – a river renowned as Australia's most altered and polluted.

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RAHS/WEA Workshop – ‘What does it say?’ The Art of Deciphering Handwritten Documents from the late 18th Century

November 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$32 – $35

In this joint workshop with WEA Sydney, Gail Davis from State Archives & Records NSW will help researchers learn how to read and interpret handwritten documents, beginning with examples from the late 18th century and continuing into the 20th century.

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RAHS/ANZSHM Seminar – Military Medicine: Then & Now

November 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $15

The RAHS in conjunction with the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine (ANZSHM) present: Military Medicine: Then & Now. This seminar will explore aspects of military medicine and provide insights into how technological developments have transformed medicine on and off the field.

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RAHS/ASHET Evening Lecture – The Vital Link: NASA Space Tracking Facilities in Australia

November 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $12

In this talk, space historian Kerrie Dougherty will present the story of the NASA tracking stations in Australia and their roles in supporting the Apollo Moon missions from 1968–72. In particular, she will discuss how NASA's Honeysuckle Creek Station, near Canberra – in conjunction with the Parkes radio telescope – brought the world the live television coverage of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. 

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December 2018

Create NSW Regional Seminar – Women, Place & Your Community

December 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Henrietta Rose Room, Bowral Central Library, 18 Bendooley Street
Bowral, NSW 2576 Australia
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$20

The RAHS Regional Seminar program promotes the study, writing and dissemination of Australian history. It aims to develop historical expertise in the community that will support history and heritage projects. Women, Place and your Community will offer participants practical advice on assessing key record sources, followed by a range of case studies on applying this to research projects.

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RAHS Day Lecture – Why weren’t we told about the Sydney Wars?

December 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

Join Stephen Gapps as he discusses his 2018 book 'The Sydney Wars' (NewSouth Books) that tells the history of military engagements between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians from 1788-1817.

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2018 Christmas Party

December 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

Join us as we celebrate the festive season and look forward to 2019 . Our Christmas Party is a wonderful opportunity for members to meet RAHS staff, Councillors and other individuals interested in Australian history.

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January 2019

Australia Day 2019: Pot Luck with History & Book Sale

January 26 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

Call into History House on Australia Day for a chance to visit our beautiful heritage building. While you are here, browse our book sale and listen to historians speaking about the events, people and places that have contributed to Australia's history. There will be twenty-minute talks every half-hour between 11:30am and 3pm. There is no need to book, just turn up!

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February 2019

*CANCELLED* RAHS Day Lecture – Robert Bostock: Australia’s Slave Trader Convict

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

Join Emma Christopher as she discusses her new book Freedom in White and Black: A Lost Story of the Illegal Slave Trade and its Global Legacy (2018). In this lecture, Emma will focus on Robert Bostock and John McQueen – the two men shipped to Australia as convicts for their crime of slave trading.

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Australian Lebanese Family History Workshop

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $15

The Royal Australian Historical Society, the Centre for Applied History (Macquarie University), and the History Council of NSW are partnering with the Australian Lebanese Historical Society to bring together people interested in Australian Lebanese family history.

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RAHS/WEA Digitisation Workshop – Small Collections

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$32 – $35

Join Paul Convy as he provides advice and guidance on planning and undertaking a digitisation project.

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Flu Frenzy: Taming the 1919 Influenza Pandemic

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $15

How did Sydney cope in 1919 when influenza infected a third of the city's residents? How did the community rise to the challenge? What were their stories of suffering, sacrifice, solidarity and scandal?

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