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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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Hambledon Cottage: Celebrating 200 Years

Hambledon Cottage: Celebrating 200 Years

A History Milestone Is Being Celebrated! Hambledon Cottage will be celebrating its Bicentenary on 13th April. This is a significant milestone for this remarkable Parramatta landmark, once owned by pioneers John Macarthur and Elizabeth Macarthur, founders of the fine wool industry in Australia. Parramatta and District Historical Society, custodians of this extraordinary colonial heritage site, will present a week of community activities, including a Bicentennial Day celebration, house tours, a...

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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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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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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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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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Vale: Australian Society for the History of Engineers and Technology (2003–2023)

Vale: Australian Society for the History of Engineers and Technology (2003–2023)

Written by Mari Metzke (ASHET Secretary) The Australian Society for the History of Engineering and Technology (ASHET) first met as a group on 10 April 2003. Our chosen venue was the Auditorium at History House, as many of the founding members were associated with the RAHS. At that time, I worked at the RAHS dealing with all the needs of about 350 Affiliated Societies scattered around NSW. Initially, I had been approached by retired engineer Ian Arthur, who was at that time an active member of...

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