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November 2020

RAHS Day Lecture – The Adventures of ‘Waltzing Matilda’: The First Civilian Aircraft to Reach Australia From Britain after the Second World War

November 4, 2020 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Free

In this lecture, David Carment will discuss the flight of the Waltzing Matilda, the first civilian aircraft to reach Australia from Britain after the Second World War.

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RAHS Western Sydney Seminar – Land & Community Life, Part 1

November 10, 2020 @ 10:30 - 12:00
Free

Join the RAHS for the first of two online Create NSW Western Sydney Seminars to learn about the history of land and community life in Western Sydney and gain practical skills for your historical research.

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RAHS Western Sydney Seminar – Land & Community Life, Part 2

November 17, 2020 @ 10:30 - 12:00
Free

Join the RAHS for the second of two online Create NSW Western Sydney Seminars to learn about the history of land and community life in Western Sydney and gain practical skills for your historical research.

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RAHS/WEA Workshop – Getting to Know the Australian Joint Copying Project

November 25, 2020 @ 11:00 - 13:00
$32 – $35

Christine Yeats will explain how to make the best use of this invaluable resource for all areas of historical research, with special focus on family history and biographical research.

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December 2020

RAHS Day Lecture – Home Talent: Australia’s Itinerant Filmmakers

December 2, 2020 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Free

In this lecture, Graham Shirley will talk about filmmakers who travelled the countryside making 'home talent' films starring a town's leading citizens.

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February 2021

RAHS Day Lecture – On Foot in Australia: Walking as a Path to Knowledge

February 3 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Free

In this lecture, Melissa Harper will explore the development of bushwalking as one of Australia's most popular recreational pursuit.

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RAHS Special Event – Hearing Maud: Deafness in the Archives

February 10 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Free

In this lecture, Jessica White will discuss her research on Maud Praed and how her own deafness shaped her research and writing on Maud.

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RAHS/WEA Workshop – The Street Where They Lived: Every Street Has A Story To Tell

February 17 @ 11:00 - 13:00
$32 – $35

Join Christine Yeats, Jenny Sloggett and Angela Phippen as they discuss the available resources and how to go about finding out more about the history of the street where they lived.

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March 2021

RAHS Day Lecture – The Tasman Map: The Biography of a Map

March 3 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Free

In this lecture, Ian Burnet will present a biography of the Tasman Map, the Dutch voyages of discovery and how the Mitchell Library acquired this treasure.

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RAHS Special Event – Indigenous Intermediaries and the Art of Encounter

March 12 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Free

In this lecture, Tiffany Shellam will discuss the experiences of two Indigenous Australians who were intermediaries on maritime expeditions.

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April 2021

Finding Your Ancestors: Researching Aboriginal Family History in NSW (Session 1 – April 2021)

April 6 @ 19:00 - 20:00
Free

Join Paul Irish and Michael Bennett, and special guests from Aboriginal communities, archives and libraries, for our monthly online series as they answer your questions about the best way to research your family.

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RAHS Day Lecture – The Tragic Story of Cassim and Abdallah

April 7 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Free

In this lecture, Mark St Leon will talk about the tragic story of Cassim and Abdallah, two Indian performers accused of murder in colonial New South Wales.

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RAHS Day Lecture – Judith Anderson: From Adelaide to Broadway and Hollywood [POSTPONED]

April 7 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Free

In this lecture, Desley Deacon will talk about her research on Judith Anderson, an Australian-born Leading Lady of the American Stage.

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RAHS/ISAA Lecture – The Real Sacred River: Truth-Telling and the Power of Regional Histories

April 21 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Free

In this lecture, Grace Karskens will present her findings from a current collaborative project, The Real Secret River: Dyarubbin.

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RAHS Special Event – An Introduction to Managing Local Societies in Changing Times

April 28 @ 11:00 - 12:00
The Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS)

The introduction will look at three key areas of concern for local societies: Governance and societies; Arranging and describing your collection; Planning a digitisation project.

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May 2021

Finding Your Ancestors: Researching Aboriginal Family History in NSW (Session 2 – May 2021)

May 4 @ 19:00 - 20:00

Join Paul Irish and Michael Bennett, and special guests from Aboriginal communities, archives and libraries, for our monthly online series as they answer your questions about the best way to research your family.

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RAHS Day Lecture – That Luminous Moment: The ‘wild and enthusiastic’ ways of artist, mystic and republican Adelaide Ironside (1831-1867)

May 5 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Free

In this lecture, Kiera Lindsay will talk about artist and republican Adelaide Ironside, and reveal fresh insights into women's participation in colonial politics and the influence of new spiritualism during this period.

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NAW Evening Lecture – Tales of Sunny Corner: Gold Mining, Silver Smelting and the Birth of Broken Hill

May 19 @ 18:30 - 19:30
Free

In this National Archaeology Week lecture, Iain Stuart will talk about the gold and silver mining history of Sunny Corner and its connection to the birth of Broken Hill.

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June 2021

Finding Your Ancestors: Researching Aboriginal Family History in NSW (Session 3 – June 2021)

June 1 @ 19:00 - 20:00
Free

Join Paul Irish and Michael Bennett, and special guests from Aboriginal communities, archives and libraries, for our monthly online series as they answer your questions about the best way to research your family.

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RAHS Day Lecture – Truganini: Journey through the Apocalypse

June 2 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Free

In this lecture, Cassandra Pybus will talk about the subject of her book - Truganini: Journey through the Apocalypse (NewSouth 2020).

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