Free March Day Lecture at History House

RAHS Day Lecture – The First Foreign Delegation to Sydney (1793): The Spanish Enlightenment voyage of Captains Alejandro Malaspina and Jose Bustamante and the plan to attack Sydney Despite a long preoccupation with French intrigues, the first foreign visitation to Sydney was by the Spanish in 1793. The visit was that of the Spanish Enlightenment voyage of the Royal Spanish Navy ships Descubriete and Atrevida, commanded respectively by Captains Alejandro Malaspina and Jose Bustamante. Arriving at Sydney in March 1793, these expeditioners and their crews … Read More

Parramatta and District Historical Society – Walker Family & Kokoda Legacy Tour

A message from the Parramatta and District Historical Society:  Join us for a drive and walking tour of foreshores, Brays Bay Reserve and Rocky Point, Concord West. This tour incorporates the acclaimed Kokoda Memorial Walkway, the nearby shipbuilding site and an outer inspection of the iconic Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital (Rivendell) along with its unique Dutch Watch Tower Wharf. A detailed history of the area will also be provided. For more information, click here. To book online, click here. Date … Read More

Family History Seminar

Shoalhaven Family History Society Inc.

Join RAHS Vice President Christine Yeats, Treasurer Dr Katherine Reynolds and Ralph Sanderson from the National Library of Australia for Shoalhaven Family History Society’s seminar on family history. Programme 10:00am – Dr Katherine Renyolds, female convicts 11:00am – Morning tea 11:30am – Christine Yeats, Trove and simple search 12:30pm – Lunch 1:30pm – Ralph Sanderson, DNA & Family History Date and time: Saturday 24 February, 10:00am – 3:00pm Venue: C.W.A. rooms, 39 Berry Street, Nowra 2541 NSW Cost: $25.00 Click here to view full … Read More

Sign the Petition – Call to save stairs in Watt Park, Lavender Bay

Petition to save Watt Park Stairs

North Sydney Council intend to replace the concrete and sandstone stairs leading from Waiwera Street to Watt Park and replace it with a suspended steel staircase, footpath and retaining walls. Residents and members of the public alike are calling on North Sydney Council to halt the planned work and restore the stairs, rather than replace them. Concern has been raised due to the lack of community consultation and the negative effect the new steel staircase would have on Watt Park. … Read More

Parramatta and District Historical Society Inc Monthly General Meeting

Parramatta and District Historical Society

A message from the Parramatta and District Historical Society Inc:  Parramatta and District Historical Society Inc invite members and visitors interested in Australian history to their February General Meeting at Coach House, Hambledon Cottage. The General Meeting will also feature guest speaker John Brock who will be discussing Colonel William Light. Col. William Light (1786-1836) was Eurasian, Artist, Naval and Army Officer and Surveyor General of South Australia. He is famous for his selection of the Adelaide city site and … Read More

‘Caring for Local and Community Archives’ Seminar

Maitland & District Historical Society in conjunction with the RAHS

Maitland & District Historical Society in conjunction with the Royal Australian Historical Society present Caring for Local and Community Archives. Join RAHS Vice President, Christine Yeats as she discusses storage, collection policies, arranging and describing collections, preservation and access policies. For those involved in community history or family history – this seminar is not to be missed. Programme 10:30am – Welcome and introduction 11:00am – Caring for local and community archives presented by Christine Yeats 12:30pm – Lunch 1:15pm – Making the best use … Read More

Blue Mountains Historical Society – Meeting and Public Talk

Blue Mountains Historical Society

A message from the Blue Mountains Historical Society: On Saturday 3 February 2018, the first Blue Mountains Historical Society (BMHS) monthly meeting and public lecture for 2018 will feature a presentation entitled Voice of the Mountains – A History of Radio Station 2KA by noted Blue Mountains Historian and Researcher, John Lanser. The Voice of the Mountains, Station 2KA, first went on the air on September 7th, 1935 with studios and transmitter at Medlow Bath. Early in 1937 the studios … Read More

‘Cooks River – An Unnatural History’

City of Sydney Historical Association presents: ‘Cooks River –  An Unnatural History’  The Cooks River has been the subject of extensive pollution since settlement. The latest in a long line of human transformations that has affected the River concerns the inundation of unsightly plastics – but the river has been abused forever, with flotillas of human refuse that travel with the tides. One of the aims of heritage is to raise awareness of the River as a resource for the people of the … Read More