GLAMSLAM 2019

The Australian Centre for Public History will be hosting GLAMSLAM on Friday 15 March 2019 at UTS. GLAMSLAM is a day for all those working in or with Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums – to come together and talk about the pressing issues facing cultural institutions and to share their work. Combining discussion with provocations, Lightning Talks, showcase booths and opportunities to meet and GLAMJAM these issues along with two keynote presentations, GLAMSLAM 2019 will aim to map out the … Read More

Create NSW Regional Seminar – Women, Place and Your Community

RAHS/BDFHS Regional Seminar

The full program is now available for the Create NSW Regional Seminar – Women, Place and Your Community, which will take place on Saturday 1 December at Bowral. The RAHS Regional Seminar program promotes the study, writing and dissemination of Australian history. It aims to develop historical expertise in the community that will support history and heritage projects. Women, Place and your Community will offer participants practical advice on assessing key record sources, followed by a range of case studies on … Read More

Create NSW – Useful Toolkits for Creating New Income

Create NSW have a set of useful toolkits for creating new income – something very dear to the hearts of those running history and heritage groups. Targeted at small organisations, like our affiliated historical societies, the toolkits give advice on how to raise money through philanthropy, sponsorship, crowdfunding and new products. These free toolkits are all available to download from the Create NSW website. Each individual toolkit contains links to related information and case studies of success from around NSW. … Read More

Congratulations to Bathurst and District Historical Society museum

Congratulations to Bathurst and District Historical Society museum who received $100,000 of funding through the Strong Country Communities Fund. In an interview with the Western Advocate, Samantha Friend, curator for the Historical Society’s museum and member of the RAHS Affiliated Societies Committee, said the space hadn’t changed much since the 1980s and was in need of the upgrade. “It is just going to be so beneficial, new carpet, new paint, window tinting,” she said. Samantha explained how ‘window tinting is … Read More

Rabul & Montevideo Maru Memorial – Website Resource

The Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Memorial website provides information about the fall of Rabaul in early 1942, and the later sinking of the Montevideo Maru ship, which contained over 1,000 Australians. Significantly, Rabaul was the first Australian territory to be invaded in the war, as its occupation preceded the bombing of Darwin. In sharing this important fragment of Australia’s World War II history, this website includes an online education package called Project 150 which provides lesson plans, study notes as … Read More

HHA: Rothwell Lodge, Glebe

Historic Houses Association of Australia presents: Rothwell Lodge, Glebe Similar to the villas of Darlinghurst that once graced the Potts Point escarpment, a few villas from the first half of the 19th century remain in Glebe Point. One such villa is Rothwell Lodge in Ferry Road. Over 90 acres of Glebe Point were developed in the 1830s by George Allen into the Toxteth Estate, with John Verge engaged to design a fine house for him. The remaining land on the … Read More

Create NSW Regional Seminar – Women, Place and Your Community

RAHS/BDFHS Regional Seminar

The Royal Australian Historical Society and the Berrima District & Family History Society Inc presents: Women, Place and Your Community The RAHS Regional Seminar program promotes the study, writing and dissemination of Australian history. It aims to develop historical expertise in the community that will support history and heritage projects. Women, Place and your Community will offer participants practical advice on assessing key record sources, followed by a range of case studies on applying this to research projects. Associate Professor Carol Liston (RAHS … Read More

Cutting through communities: local impacts of the influenza pandemic

Written by RAHS Councillor, Dr Peter Hobbins One of the most exciting elements of workshopping the 1919 influenza pandemic is discovering its diverse community impacts. Our two sessions in Bathurst and Albury over 28–29 October 2018 illustrated the range of connections that attracted local and family historians, as well as healthcare workers and participants who “don’t normally come to history talks”. Many community historians were intrigued by how pneumonic influenza appeared within their own research projects. It was perhaps no … Read More