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Royal Australian Historical Society

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The Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS), Australia’s oldest historical organisation founded in Sydney in 1901, exists to encourage the study of and interest in Australian history. Based at History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney, the Society boasts a membership network of individuals and local historical societies, libraries and corporate partners. As a not-for-profit organisation, its activities and facilities are largely funded by contributions from its members and benefactors.

February 2021

RAHS Day Lecture – On Foot in Australia: Walking as a Path to Knowledge

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

In this lecture, Melissa Harper will explore the development of bushwalking as one of Australia's most popular recreational pursuit.

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RAHS Special Event – Hearing Maud: Deafness in the Archives

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

In this lecture, Jessica White will discuss her research on Maud Praed and how her own deafness shaped her research and writing on Maud.

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March 2021

RAHS Day Lecture – The Tasman Map: The Biography of a Map

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

In this lecture, Ian Burnet will present a biography of the Tasman Map, the Dutch voyages of discovery and how the Mitchell Library acquired this treasure.

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April 2021

RAHS Day Lecture – Judith Anderson: From Adelaide to Broadway and Hollywood

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

In this lecture, Desley Deacon will talk about her research on Judith Anderson, an Australian-born Leading Lady of the American Stage.

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