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April 2019

Capturing Memories: Oral History in the Digital Age

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$95 – $105

This popular and informative workshop will equip you with the skills to undertake your own oral history interviews. Workshop leaders will be Pauline Curby, an experienced oral historian and Andrew Host, whose 39 years of experience as a sound engineer can help you get quality recordings that will stand the test of time.

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Annual General Meeting 2019

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

Notice is hereby given that the RAHS Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 16 April 2019 at 6pm, at History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney. Any financial member is entitled to attend and vote. A member may appoint a proxy to attend and vote in his or head stead. The proxy must be a financial member of the Society at the time of voting.

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A web of steel and concrete: Design and construction of the Anzac Bridge

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $12

In conjunction with the Australian Society for History of Engineering and Technology The Anzac Bridge under construction In the 1980s the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority began the process of designing a new bridge to replace the low-level Glebe Island Bridge which had been in use since 1903. This bridge, one of the first to use an electric motor to open and close a swing span, connected the western part of the inner-city with Balmain, Rozelle, and suburbs further west,…

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May 2019

RAHS Day Lecture – “Make haste and go fetch the Coroner!” Death Investigation in Colonial Sydney

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

In this lecture, Dr Catie Gilchrist will talk about her recent book, Murder, Misadventure and Miserable Ends: Tales from a Colonial Coroner's Court, and discuss some of the primary sources she used to uncover life and death in colonial Sydney.

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Milton in Stained Glass

May 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$5 – $10

Join Beverley Sherry (Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney) as she discusses the stained glass representations of John Milton's Paradise Lost.

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Using Criminal Records as Sources of History

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$32 – $35

The focus of this session will be on how the various nineteenth and early-twentieth century criminal records available in NSW, can be used by historians and writers for research into past crimes or ones that only exist in the writer’s imagination.

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National Archaeology Week – Judy Birmingham and the origins of Australian Historical Archaeology

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $15

Judy Birmingham is well known for her roles in the development of historical archaeology and cultural heritage management, yet she arrived at Sydney University in 1961 on the basis of her credentials as a Near Eastern and Mediterranean archaeologist. A review of contemporaneous correspondence throws fascinating light on the circumstances of her appointment and subsequent events that suggest some of the reasons for her change of career focus.

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Thredbo host the 1989 Ski World Cup

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$32 – $35

Wayne Kirkpatrick was the Managing Director of Thredbo Alpine Resort from 1984–89 when the resort hosted the 2nd Ski World Cup to ever be held in the southern hemisphere. Join Wayne for this 30th anniversary talk as he discusses the initiatives taken by key figures in securing FIS consent to hold the event at Thredbo.

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Darlinghurst Gaol: A 19th century Australian prison in the heart of Sydney

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$25 – $35

From 1814 to 1914, Darlinghurst Gaol was Sydney's main prison. Corporal punishment (flogging) was common, as were regular hangings that were held over the years, including the execution of Louisa Collins – the last woman to be hanged in NSW. 

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Smart Cities: Platforms for Liveable Cities

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $12

In this lecture Paul Budde will discuss smart cities and the new digital technologies that are enabling transformations in relation to the circular economy, the digital economy, mobility and liveability, etc.

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June 2019

RAHS Day Lecture – Lookup! Shoptops: the world above the awnings

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

Join professional photographer Russell Workman and discover what you see if you only look up once in awhile. Russell will be discussing his heritage Shoptops: the world about the awnings project in which he has photographed the facades of suburban shops circa. 1870 to 1930 in western Sydney.

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Broughton Hall Walking Tour – Bookings are now closed

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Broughton Hall, Wharf Road
Lilyfield, NSW 2040
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$20 – $25

Join us for a guided walking tour of Broughton Hall in Sydney's inner west. Broughton Hall is the name given to the impressive Victorian Georgian residence that was built in 1842 on a three acre corner of Wharf Road and Church Street, Lilyfield.

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