‘This Is Where They Travelled: Historical Aboriginal Lives In Sydney’ heading to Wollongong

It is often wrongly assumed that Aboriginal people disappeared from Sydney in the nineteenth century, or lost their cultural links to the area. NSW History Fellow Paul Irish and researchers from the La Perouse Aboriginal community in Sydney have created an exhibition, which maps the lives of a number of Aboriginal people with connections to the coastal part of Sydney, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Their movements tell us much about their continuing cultural and family connections both … Read More

Historic Houses Association of Australia International Tour 2017

HHA UK TOUR 2017 – Houses and Gardens of England by Dr James Broadbent 20 May – 8 June 2017 Join a small group of like-minded people on this three-week, fully escorted, private coach tour visiting wonderful historic houses and gardens from Kent to Cornwall and Oxfordshire to Norfolk, and finishing in the lake district of Cumbria. There will be an emphasis on the period 1780-1930 and the work of architects, designers, gardeners and patrons whose work, from the late … Read More

‘HISTORIANS AND JOURNALISTS JOIN FIGHT AGAINST BAIRD GOVERNMENT’S LAND TITLES SELL-OFF’

Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) journalist Esther Han interviewed RAHS President Associate Professor Carol Liston about her concerns on the government’s land titles registry privatisation plans. In September 2015, the Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet announced reforms to separate the regulatory and operational functions of Land and Property Information NSW (LPI). Since this announcement, Carol has been raising community awareness of the serious changes to land record accessibility due to the closure of the LPI online shop and … Read More

‘Health, Medicine and Society: Challenge and Change’

Melbourne, Tuesday 11 July – Friday 14 July 2017 You are invited to attend the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine’s 15th Biennial Conference: “Health, Medicine and Society: Challenge and Change” to be held over four days in Melbourne in July 2017. The ANZSHM promotes the study of the history of the health sciences in Australia, the Pacific, and more broadly. Melbourne 2017 promises to be the largest and most exciting of these conferences, bringing together … Read More

DERBY LEPROSARIUM ON YOUTUBE

In November 2016 RAHS Guest Speaker Dr Charmaine Robson was kind enough to allow us to record her presentation ‘The Derby Leprosarium and its Aboriginal Inmates’, which we can now share with our members and friends on the RAHS YouTube Channel. In 1936, when Hansen’s disease (leprosy) in the Kimberley region of Western Australia became a cause for concern to state and federal governments, a leprosarium was built near the town of Derby for the detention and treatment of Indigenous … Read More

‘How Devonshire Street Cemetery Sydney is Presented Today as Public History in our Digital Online World’

Historian Cathy Dunn will speak on the technologies that are being used by public historians and the general public to access collections and research materials and discover more information and resources on this old cemetery of Sydney (1819 – 1901). Gone are the days of travelling and spending hours or even days in libraries and archives repositories doing research, plodding through catalogue cards and even struggling with placing microfilm reels on the film readers. What technology and online media platforms … Read More

‘Whole Histories’ Keeping the Stories Alive

Yass and District Historical Society Inc. presents ‘Whole Histories’ Keeping the Stories Alive Join the Yass and District Historical Society Inc. at St Clement’s Retreat and Conference Centre, Galong from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 April 2017. Keynote speaker, Dr Mathew Trinca, Director of the National Museum of Australia will join Dr Carol Liston, President of the Royal Australian Historical Society, together with fourteen speakers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, to give thought provoking presentations sure to fire the imaginations … Read More

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

A Happy New Year to all our members and friends. We hope you have had (or are still enjoying) a relaxing break. History House reopened for 2017 on Tuesday 3rd January. Don’t forget our first event for the year is the annual ‘History House Open Day: Potluck History and Book Sale’: Call in to History House between 10am and 4pm on Australia Day for a chance to visit our beautiful heritage building, grab a bargain at our Book Fair and … Read More