RAHS Excursion to Camden Park House

Camden Park, conceived by John Macarthur and built by John Verge, is open one weekend a year for public viewing. This excursion by bus includes tours of the house and garden. There will be stalls for food and plant sales giving the lawns a festive air. We will also see a little of Camden itself and hear of the development of the area. This tour will be lead by RAHS Councillor Judith Dunn. Date: Saturday 16th September Cost: $25 Numbers … Read More

Our latest addition to YouTube: ‘Whereas We The Members: The Associations Incorporation Act 2016 and your Constitution’

‘Whereas We The Members: The Associations Incorporation Act 2016 and your Constitution’ with guest speakers RAHS Councillor Dr Bruce Baskerville and RAHS General Manager Suzanne Holohan. The Associations Incorporation Act 2009 in NSW has been amended and the existing Regulation replaced with a new Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016. The changes to the association laws took effect on 1 September 2016 and include a number of amendments. Learn how historical societies can comply with the key changes. Click here to view … Read More


How did popular culture make sense of the social change of the 1970s? Was the popularity of the ocker a reaction to the women’s movement? And how did popular histories on film and television contribute to this cultural contest? The History Council NSW is proud to announce its popular Annual History Lecture will be delivered by Associate Professor Michelle Arrow, Macquarie University, as part of History Week 2017. Find out more: http://bit.ly/AHL2017 When: Tuesday 5 September 2017, 6:00-9:00pm Where: The … Read More

Central Coast Regional Seminar – Saturday 19 August

Regional Seminar

The Royal Australian Historical Society is staging one of its popular seminars with history-based workshops at Gosford City Lions Hall, East Gosford NSW. Enjoy this one-day seminar for just $20, with morning tea and lunch provided. For more information and to book online click here. RAHS President, Associate Professor Carol Liston will draw from the research that she and RAHS Treasurer Kathrine Reynolds are currently undertaking. One of the highlights in ‘Convicts from another angle’ will be a discussion about the … Read More


13 – 16 September – Learn about current work in the oral history field in Australia and overseas – Learn about how oral history is being used in different ways across museums, galleries, libraries, archives, universities, historical consultancies and within families – Catch up with old friends and make new ones There are many ways to get involved: you can submit proposals for a 20 minute paper, a 5 minute lightning talk or participation in a roundtable discussion. Click here … Read More


A message from City of Sydney Historical Association: ‘SYDNEY CEMETERIES – A FIELD GUIDE’ It might seem like a strange thing to do but City of Sydney Historian Dr Lisa Murray compares a visit to a cemetery to visiting a sculpture park or museum and encourages everyone to visit cemeteries like they visit their local park. Lisa will talk about her new book and tell us some of the strange and interesting stories of many of Sydney’s cemeteries and the … Read More


‘Settling the Blue Mountains’ This Seminar will be held in Springwood in the Blue Mountains on Saturday 9th September 2017. from 9:00am until 4:00pm in the Baptist Church Hall, 313 Macquarie Road, Springwood. Application forms may be downloaded by clicking here. The Seminar is priced at $40 per person and includes Morning Tea and Lunch. Applications close on Friday 1st September, 2017.

PayPal Accounts and Incorporated Associations

Is your society an incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act? Does your society also have a PayPal account through which you can make and receive payments? Incorporated associations seeking to open a PayPal account may have run into difficulties because the association is not a company or other corporation under the Corporations laws, and so has not been able to open an account. It seems there may be issue that incorporated associations, as they exist under legislation in the … Read More