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Vacy to Gresford – People and Places

Vacy to Gresford – People and Places

Paterson Historical Society to launch new book: Vacy to Gresford – People and Places The Paterson Historical Society's new book, Vacy to Gresford – People and Places, will be launched on Sunday, 17 March 2024, by Mr Dave Layzell MP, Member for Upper Hunter. The book was written by Society member and long-time historian Dr Brian Walsh. It covers the people and places along the Paterson and Allyn Rivers between Vacy and Gresford. The book reveals how a whole new European society emerged along...

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Closure of Griffith Genealogical and Historical Society

Closure of Griffith Genealogical and Historical Society

Written by Christine Gavin (President, Griffith Genealogical and Historical Society) There was an end of an era when the Griffith Genealogical and Historical Society closed its doors at the end of December 2023 after 42 years. Over time, it became more and more difficult to get members to run the Society due to the ages and medical issues of the active members, and our membership was dwindling. The majority of our assets and resources have been donated to the Griffith City Library. Many...

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Beyond the Digital Horizon: Trove, Libraries and Archives

Beyond the Digital Horizon: Trove, Libraries and Archives

2024 Central Coast Regional Seminar Beyond the Digital Horizon: Trove, Libraries and Archives Saturday, 2 March 2024, 10 am to 3.30 pm Gosford City Lions Community Hall, East Gosford The RAHS is pleased to share that we will be returning to Gosford in March to stage another regional seminar with the Central Coast Family History Society. Last year’s seminar was such a success, we just had to go back with a new program. The focus of the 2024 seminar will be ways to research ‘beyond the digital...

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Invitation to anniversary at Camp Cove, 21 January 2024

Invitation to anniversary at Camp Cove, 21 January 2024

The Woollahra History and Heritage Society invite you to the anniversary of the first landing The Woollahra History and Heritage Society (WHHS) invites you to the anniversary of the first landing of Captain Arthur Phillip RN on 21st January 1788 in Sydney Harbour at Camp Cove after rowing from Botany Bay. This event is on Sunday, 21st January 2024 at 6.00 pm, at Governor Phillip’s Memorial Monument*, top end Pacific Street, Laings Point, Camp Cove, Watsons Bay. Join us, bring friends, a rug...

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Write yourself into history: Legal Deposit at the National Library of Australia

Write yourself into history: Legal Deposit at the National Library of Australia

Write yourself into history As a member of the Royal Australian Historical Society, you’ve almost certainly discovered the wealth of the State Library of New South Wales collections as well as those of the National Library of Australia. Perhaps you’ve whiled away many hours making discoveries on Trove. Did you know that a large proportion of these collections were built through legal deposit? Legal deposit is a law which has been in place in Australia in various forms since the 19th century....

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Vision to Members – Bridging the Past and Present: A New Chapter in Historical Scholarship

Vision to Members – Bridging the Past and Present: A New Chapter in Historical Scholarship

Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society Vision to Members – Bridging the Past and Present: A New Chapter in Historical Scholarship   Dear RAHS Colleagues, It is with great enthusiasm that I take on the role of Editor for the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society (JRAHS). As we celebrate our storied history and look to the future, I am excited to announce an evolution in our mission — one that bridges the gap between the traditional and the contemporary, between...

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JRAHS Vol 109 Pt. 2 December 2023 – Media Release

JRAHS Vol 109 Pt. 2 December 2023 – Media Release

Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society Volume 109, Part 2, December 2023 The December 2023 issue of the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society features four research articles that explore law and politics, sport and race relations, agriculture, and diplomacy. The issue also features eight book reviews on the latest Australian history titles. As Dr Samuel White, the new Chief Editor notes, it is in many ways a transition piece: covering colonial and post-colonial...

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2023 Certificates of Achievement and Appreciation

2023 Certificates of Achievement and Appreciation

2023 Certificates of Achievement RAHS Affiliated Societies are critical in promoting local and community history. The RAHS Certificates of Achievement honour the wide-ranging contributions made by their members. Nominated by Australian Computer Museum Society Murray Irwin For his commitment and service since 2003. Murray has served as Membership Officer and Secretary since 2020. Through his generosity and dedication, Murray has raised significant funds by selling, collecting and recycling...

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Unveiling the Untold: Crafting Compelling Local Histories

Unveiling the Untold: Crafting Compelling Local Histories

Western Sydney Regional Seminar Unveiling the Untold: Crafting Compelling Local Histories Saturday, 18 November 2023, 10 am to 3 pm Western Sydney Records Centre, 161 O'Connell St, Kingswood NSW Are you eager to dive into the fascinating world of local history research? Do you want to uncover untold stories and shed light on the past of your community? If so, join us for this seminar on researching and writing compelling local histories. In this joint seminar with the Museums of History NSW at...

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2023 Ian Jack Memorial Lecture: Macquarie and the Towns

2023 Ian Jack Memorial Lecture: Macquarie and the Towns

2023 Ian Jack Memorial Lecture Macquarie and the Towns The Hawkesbury Historical Society warmly invites you to attend the Ian Jack Memorial Lecture on Thursday, 26th October 2023, at 7.30 pm, in St Matthew’s Anglican Parish Hall, Moses Street, Windsor. The special guest speaker is Dr Iain Stuart, BA (Hons), M Env Sci, PhD, President of the Royal Australian Historical Society. Iain Stuart is a professional historian. He is currently the President of the Royal Australian Historical Society. Iain...

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Preserving Treasured Legacies: A Workshop on Gathering Family Memories

Preserving Treasured Legacies: A Workshop on Gathering Family Memories

Preserving Treasured Legacies: A Workshop on Gathering Family Memories This workshop will guide you through discovering, collecting, and preserving the invaluable stories and experiences of your family’s history and heritage. Our speakers will share their knowledge, techniques, and practical tips to help you embark on a fulfilling journey of preserving your family’s legacy. There will be tips on the following: Conducting meaningful interviews with your family members. Methods and mediums for...

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New Members Evening – Scandal From Our Past

New Members Evening – Scandal From Our Past

New Members' Evening: Scandals From Our Past Wednesday, 11 October, 6.00 – 7.30 pm, online via Zoom Join us for a New Members' Evening with a difference. We will present a series of short, light-hearted talks on scandals from our past. Prepare to chuckle as we explore the quirky and amusing side of history. The Curious Case of the Amorous Dentist: A Victorian Style Melodrama Judith Dunn will present an exciting story, full of melodrama and unbelievable twists and turns. The dentist was a...

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