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The 2024 June Roughley Memorial Lecture

The 2024 June Roughley Memorial Lecture

Professor Grace Karskens to present the 2024 June Roughley Memorial Lecture Join the Dural and District Historical Society for the 2024 June Roughley Memorial Lecture in August. Professor Grace Karskens’ highly acclaimed book, People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia, is a history of both the Aboriginal people and the settlers on Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury/Nepean River, from deep time to the nineteenth century. Grace will also speak about her collaborative work with the Dharug and...

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JRAHS Vol 110 Pt. 1 June 2024 – Editorial

JRAHS Vol 110 Pt. 1 June 2024 – Editorial

Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society Vol 110 Pt 1 June 2024 Editorial Coming to the helm as Editor of the Journal, I am pleased that my first issue is one that responds to feedback from the Royal Australian Historical Society community. I am proud that it reflects that at its core, the Journal is a publication from members, for members, by members, and with members. As such, it has sought to give a spotlight to member submissions (within this issue) and member ideas (such as the...

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History House Seminar: How to Conduct Guided Historical Tours

History House Seminar: How to Conduct Guided Historical Tours

Join Judith Dunn for a seminar at History House on conducting guided historical tours This workshop will cover Commentary, Timing, Dealing with Difficult Customers, Leading Tour Groups, and Tour Group Management. Members and volunteers of historical societies that operate a museum/house museum or conduct walking or bus tours are encouraged to participate. The workshop is suitable for anyone who has never guided before and as a refresher course. Event Date & Time: Wednesday, 12 June 2024 @...

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2024 Cultural Grants Media Release

2024 Cultural Grants Media Release

The 2024 Cultural Grants Program is now open! We are pleased to share that the 2024 Cultural Grants Program is now open! The Cultural Grants Program is a Create NSW devolved funding program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government. This Cultural Grants program assists historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects. Last year, eighteen projects were recommended for funding to the value of $60,668. Fifty per...

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Bricks, Bottles and Bones: Historical Archaeology at the Parramatta Metro Site

Bricks, Bottles and Bones: Historical Archaeology at the Parramatta Metro Site

Join Abi Cryerhall for an evening lecture about historical archaeology at the Parramatta Metro Site Archaeological excavations at the new Parramatta metro station site commenced in 2022 and is being undertaken in stages through to the end of 2025. Comprising almost an entire city block in the heart of the CBD, the excavations so far have revealed evidence of environmental change, significant Aboriginal archaeology including contact-period artefacts, two convict huts, multiple phases of...

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Sydney’s Condemnation and Demolition Books

Sydney’s Condemnation and Demolition Books

Sydney's Condemnation and Demolition Books: A talk by Laila Ellmoos, City Historian In this talk for the City of Sydney Historical Association, City Historian Laila Ellmoos will talk about the history of the City of Sydney's Condemnation and Demolition Books, a key photographic collection held in the City Archives comprising almost 5,000 photographs and associated glass plate negatives. The City Building Surveyor’s department used photographs to document the city’s profound transformation in...

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Lydham Hall Historic House and Museum Reopens

Lydham Hall Historic House and Museum Reopens

St. George Historical Society's Historic House and Museum reopens to the public One of the oldest homes in the St George area has reopened to the public. The NSW State Heritage-listed Lydham Hall is a sandstone villa built in the Victorian era. The home contains a unique collection of heritage items. After a stroll through the museum, relax on the verandah with freshly baked scones and a pot of Twinings tea in vintage cups and saucers while the kids play old-fashioned games on the lawn. The...

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Bicentenary of the Supreme Court of NSW

Bicentenary of the Supreme Court of NSW

Celebrate the bicentenary of the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 17 May 2024 On 17 May 2024, the Supreme Court of NSW will celebrate the bicentenary of its founding under the Third Charter of Justice, providing us with the opportunity to reflect on its profound impact on Australian society. In a recent interview with ABC RN's Law Report, NSW Chief Justice Andrew Bell emphasised the Supreme Court’s pivotal role in democracy. He also discussed notable cases, including the Myall Creek...

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PDHS Australian Heritage Festival Program

PDHS Australian Heritage Festival Program

Parramatta and District Historical Society Australian Heritage Festival Program The Parramatta and District Historical Society are staging talks and tours as part of the National Trust's Australian Heritage Festival and in celebration of the Hambledon Cottage bicentenary. Parramatta – The Inland Port Walk Hear stories of Parramatta's connections with Sydney through industry, travel and leisure. Explore the old Queens Wharf and the location of the Commissariat Store, Barracks and grain store....

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Australian Quaker Narrative Embroidery Project

Australian Quaker Narrative Embroidery Project

Australian Quaker Narrative Embroidery Project The Australian Quaker Narrative Embroidery Project is a collection of embroidered panels designed to tell the story of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia, through stitch. The panels depict the history of Quakers in Australia from Sydney Parkinson on the ship Endeavour in 1770 to the present. The panels have been designed and stitched by different groups and individuals from Quaker Meetings around Australia, with some...

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Centenary Forum for the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association 1924–2024

Centenary Forum for the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association 1924–2024

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA) To mark the centenary of the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA), an incredible line-up of activists, historians and experts will present the Centenary Forum for the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association 1924–2024 at the State Library of New South Wales. Event details: 100 years of organised Aboriginal activism Friday, 12 April 2024, 10.00 am to 2.30 pm Speakers include: Pauline...

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Community Heritage Grants 2024

Community Heritage Grants 2024

What are the Community Heritage Grants? The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program supports community-based organisations to identify and care for Australian cultural heritage collections which are publicly accessible, locally held and nationally significant. The CHG program commenced in 1994, and we are delighted to be marking our 30th anniversary this year. How we can help The CHG supports small, local groups with limited funding and staffing resources, who would benefit from access to...

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