Oral History NSW: New Grant Opportunity

Oral History event, RAHS

Oral History NSW is delighted to invite applications for a new grant, designed to support the use and practice of oral history in regional areas. The Oral History NSW Regional Engagement Grant offers $1500 biannually, to help successful applicants bring a project to fruition through additional training, meeting project costs or mentoring assistance. Eligibility This grant is aimed at librarians, archivists, museum curators, artists, film-makers, independent oral historians or community groups based in regional areas in NSW who wish to … Read More

Passion: Francis Greenway’s Windsor and Liverpool Tour

Hawkesbury Historical Society

Hawkesbury Historical Society present: Passion – Francis Greenway’s Windsor and Liverpool  This tour will be led by historians and authors Jan Barkley-Jack and Ian Jack Although Francis Greenway came to NSW as a convicted forger and died in obscurity, he brought distinction to Australian colonial architecture. Windsor and Liverpool are the two of Macquarie’s country towns which retain rare public works designed by Greenway. This tour includes: The site of the large wharf in Thompson Square redesigned by Greenway after … Read More

Upcoming RAHS Day Lecture – Rayner Hoff: A Sculptor’s Life Revealed

RAHS Day Lecture – Rayner Hoff: A sculptor’s life revealed

Join us next Wednesday for our free monthly day lecture at History House. Deborah Beck will discuss the extraordinary life of Rayner Hoff (1894-1937) including: his influence on Australian art and culture, his family life, and his substantial contribution as a teacher at the National Art School in Darlinghurst. Best known for his sculptures on the Anzac War Memorial in Hyde Park, Hoff became a prominent star of the art world in Sydney before his tragic death at the age of … Read More

Job Opportunity: Executive Officer History Council of NSW

The History Council of NSW (HCNSW) is seeking a new Executive Officer. The position is for three days a week until the end of 2018, with a possibility of extension subject to funding, and is responsible for managing the HCNSW. Duties include executive support to the General Council and Executive Committee, financial planning and management, liaising with funding bodies, staff management, communications management, public relations, and working with multiple stakeholders. Applications for the position close at 5pm, Monday 30 April … Read More

RAHS/HHA Evening Lecture – Art Deco Sydney: A Persistent Presence

RAHS/HHA Evening Lecture

In our first joint event with Historic Houses Association of Australia join Claudia Chan Shaw for this talk on Sydney Art Deco. From an incinerator designed by Walter Burley Griffin to the local cinema, pub and milk bar, Art Deco design was not limited to the elegant office buildings of bustling downtown Sydney of the 1930s. Sydney’s smart set were early adopters embracing the style at every level. Join Claudia Chan Shaw for an exploration of Art Deco Sydney, a visual culture defined not only … Read More

RAHS/OHNSW Seminar – An Introduction to Oral History


Tickets are still available to our joint seminar with Oral History NSW: ‘An Introduction to Oral History’. This talk introduces historians of all kinds to the possibilities and pitfalls of ‘making memories’ or doing oral history interviews with people about their experiences of the past. It asks why oral histories matter as an historical source, and explores the various ways in which they can be used. Hear Oral History NSW Vice President Dr Scott McKinnon, discuss the value of oral … Read More

RAHS 2018 Cultural and Heritage Grants Now Open

The following grant programs, administered by the RAHS on behalf of the NSW Government, are now open:  Create NSW Cultural Grants Program – this program assists historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects in NSW.  The Heritage Grants Program – this program funded by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, provides funding to individuals and community groups for local historical research projects.  The RAHS would like to thank Create NSW and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage for … Read More

Botany Bay Family History Society Heritage Fair

To coincide with the 2018 Australian Heritage Festival, Botany Bay Family History Society are hosting a Heritage Fair on Saturday, 28 April. Whether you are just starting to research your family history, or have hit a brick wall, experts will be available all day to assist you. There will be interesting and informative free talks throughout the day, as well as sales tables, local art and craft exhibitions and sales. Programme  10:45am – Jean Campbell, Beginning Your Family History 12:00pm – Melissa … Read More