Bligh’s Bounty logbooks recognised by UNESCO

The logbooks of William Bligh, which document the most notorious mutiny in history, were officially inscribed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World register on Friday 26 February 2021.

Jessie Street (1889-1970)

Jessie Street representing Australia at the United Nations, circa 1945.

Written by Elizabeth Heffernan, RAHS Intern To celebrate Women’s History Month in 2021, the Royal Australian Historical Society will continue our work from previous years to highlight Australian women that have contributed to our history in various and meaningful ways. You can browse the women featured on our webpage, Women’s History Month. Feminist, activist, and diplomat Lady Jessie Street was an instrumental figure in Australian and world politics during the twentieth century. Today the Jessie Street Trust provides funding for … Read More


The Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS)

Posted on 24 February 2021 The 2021 RAHS Council Elections has commenced. Voting papers were sent to all financial members this week. Five nominations were received for four positions. Details on the nominees are outlined below: FACTUAL STATEMENTS ON CANDIDATES: Nominee: Lynne Allen Nominated by: Christine Yeats, Kathrine Reynolds RAHS Councillor since 2013 and Chair of Affiliated Societies Committee since 2014. Served on RAHS Executive Committee since mid-2014, becoming Vice President 2019. Nominee: Craig McPherson Nominated by: Peter Hobbins, Christine … Read More

RAHS Facebook account blocked

Dear Members and Friends, The Royal Australian Historical Society Facebook account is currently being blocked alongside other Australian media organisations, including ABC News. A message has been sent to Facebook asking to explain why this decision has been made, considering the RAHS is a small not-for-profit organisation whose primary goal is the promotion of Australian history. While this issue is being managed, our members and friends can continue to stay up to date with our latest news and events through … Read More

Members Only Area Now Online

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