The C.H.Bertie & Hugh Wright Memorial Library contains a valuable research collection of more than 60,000 items on Australian history. The collection includes publications, photographs, manuscripts, press clippings, ephemera, maps, journals, newsletters of our affiliated and other societies, a complete set of the Society’s Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, as well as Sands Directories and the NSW Statistical Registers. New RAHS Library Accessions are listed in our eNewsletter, published every three weeks. Click here to subscribe to the RAHS eNewsletter. Computers are available for accessing the library’s databases, Internet and database.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm (except Public Holidays and between Christmas and New Year).


Royal Australian Historical Society, First Floor, History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

Research Enquiries

RAHS Librarian, Donna Newton

Phone: (02) 9247 8001


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