The Making of ‘Braidwood District Hospital 1858-2000’

The majority of us were born with a nurse in attendance and will most likely die with a nurse in attendance. In initiating their book, Braidwood District Hospital 1858-2020 History & Photographic Memories, ex-nurses, Ros Maddrell and Elaine Collins wanted to celebrate and honour the nursing fraternity’s long service to Braidwood’s community.

RAHS Summer Book Sale

The RAHS invites our members and friends to our ticketed book sale at History House from Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December. The book sale will run between 10am – 2.45pm, with a limit of ten visitors per each one-hour session. In line with current COVID-19 safety recommendations, ticket holders will need to sign-in and follow social-distancing guidelines.

People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia

A landmark history of Australia’s first successful settler farming area, which was on the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. Award-winning historian Grace Karskens uncovers the everyday lives of ordinary people in the early colony, both Aboriginal and British.

Land and Community Life – RAHS / Create NSW Western Sydney Seminar

Join the RAHS for two special online seminars on the history of land and community life in Western Sydney. Held over two consecutive Tuesday mornings in November, Associate Professor Carol Liston AO, RAHS President Christine Yeats, and RAHS Councillor Judith Dunn will discuss the history of land settlement, the history of the Parramatta cemeteries, and show you practical skills to help you research using online tools such as Trove and HLRV. Tuesday 10 November 2020 | 10.30 am – 12.00 … Read More

‘Bedlam at Botany Bay’ wins 2020 NSW Premier’s History Award

Congratulations to James Dunk who was awarded the NSW Premier’s History Award in the Australian History Prize category for his book Bedlam at Botany Bay. Bedlam at Botany Bay reveals the story of madness in the early years of New South Wales. Taking as its subject the convicts, free settlers and military officers that made up colonial society, and using a variety of sources, Dunk reveals how the stresses and struggles of life in a penal colony at the edge … Read More

Outside Off – My Brother Jack

Written by Maximilian Reid, RAHS volunteer ‘Our Don Bradman’ Australian stories flow with cricket. Perhaps none more so than Donald Bradman, whose bronze statues, street names and ubiquitous average of 99.94 are full throated in their praise.  This edition of Outside Off is not. In keeping with past editions, we seek to illustrate Australian society through cricket afforded by cricket’s unique moral dimensions. One of the most complex moral dimensions of cricket and one mirrored in today’s is faith. Faith … Read More