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May 2019

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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The Apollo Moon Landings: From Challenge to Achievement

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$10 – $12

Space historian Kerrie Dougherty will look at how NASA took the Apollo program from concept to reality in less than a decade, solving engineering, technical and scientific issues to win the greatest prize of the space race against the USSR – a successful landing on the moon with the Apollo 11 mission.

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July 2019

RAHS Day Lecture – Australia’s Maritime Frontier

July 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History House, 133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Free

In this lecture, Dr Craig Wilcox will examine different frontier maritime clashes that occurred from 1802 to 1918 in Australia.

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Shellharbour Regional Seminar – Bookings are now closed

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Shellharbour Civic Centre, 76 Cygnett Avenue
Shellharbour, NSW 2529 Australia
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$10

Join us for this exciting regional seminar in Shellharbour to learn about convict history in your local community and practical skills for your research of convict records, including insights into using Trove as well as criminal court records from the UK and NSW.

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RAHS Walking Tour – Gladesville Hospital – One Ticket Left

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gladesville Hospital, Victoria Rd
Gladesville, NSW 2111 Australia
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$13 – $15

Join us for a guided walking tour of Gladesville Hospital and its surrounds. Built in 1838 as Sydney's first purpose-built asylum, the hospital grounds house a number of elegant nineteenth-century buildings that are heritage-listed.

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August 2019

RAHS Day Lecture – Recreating Sydney in 1959 – The Making of Ladies in Black

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

In this lecture, Sue Milliken will talk about how the look of Sydney in 1959 was created for the film Ladies in Black, through script, design and visual effects. The talk will be illustrated with clips, stills and anecdotes from the film.

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RAHS Guided Tour – Hyde Park Anzac Memorial

August 8 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am
Anzac Memorial Hyde Park, Hyde Park, South
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$5

Join us for a guided tour of the heritage-listed Anzac Memorial in Sydney's Hyde Park South. The Anzac Memorial was created by the people of New South Wales as a place to remember the impact of the Great War (1914 – 1918).

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