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April 2018

RAHS/SAG* Seminar – Women in History

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$50 – $65

Join Carol Liston, Christine Yeats, Noeline Kyle and Joy Hughes as they explore topics from women’s history and techniques for researching women in history. A detailed program will be posted on the SAG website when available.

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May 2018

RAHS Day Lecture – Rayner Hoff: A sculptor’s life revealed

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Royal Australian Historical Society, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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Free

Deborah Beck will discuss the extraordinary life of Rayner Hoff (1894-1937) − his influence on Australian art and culture, his family life, and his substantial contribution as a teacher at the National Art School in Darlinghurst.

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RAHS/OHNSW* Seminar – An Introduction to Oral History

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Royal Australian Historical Society, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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$25 – $30

This talk introduces historians of all kinds to the possibilities and pitfalls of 'making memories' or doing oral history interviews with people about their experiences of the past. It asks why oral histories matter as an historical source, and explores the various ways in which they can be used.

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*POSTPONED* RAHS/UNESCO AMOW Committee Seminar – Documentary Heritage and the Australian Memory of the World Register

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$40 – $45

The Royal Australian Historical Society in conjunction with the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World (AMOW) Committee present: 'Documentary Heritage and the Australian Memory of the World Register'. This seminar will include a keynote address by the Mitchell Librarian, Richard Neville, as well as talks by Dr Roslyn Russell and Nyree Morrison.

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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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