Deborah Beck will discuss the extraordinary life of Rayner Hoff (1894-1937) − his influence on Australian art and culture, his family life, and his substantial contribution as a teacher at the National Art School in Darlinghurst.
Join Carol Liston, Christine Yeats, Noeline Kyle and Joy Hughes as they explore topics from women’s history and techniques for researching women in history. A detailed program will be posted on the SAG website when available.
Pompey Elliott was Australia’s most famous fighting general in WWI. No Australian general was more revered by those he led, or more renowned outside his own command. With Ross McMullin’s new book, Pompey has also become the creator of the most riveting Australian personal narrative of WWI.
Without the green bans of the 1970s and after, the face of Sydney and many other Australian cities would be very different today. This illustrated talk will cover radical unionist Jack Mundey’s leading role in the fight against the ‘slash-and-burn’ philosophy of the green ban era − with a review of his ongoing legacy and inspirational leadership over half a century of dedicated activism.
Appointed Superintendent of the Sydney Infirmary and Dispensary, Lucy Osburn, along with five other nursing sisters, arrived in Sydney on 5 March 1868. This special lecture on Osburn’s life will mark the 150th anniversary of her arrival in Sydney.
Australia and Australians have an extraordinarily proud history of diligent investigation and world-class achievement in the search for value in the humble atom. The attainments of Australia’s distinguished scientists and engineers in nuclear research and development, now spanning more than 65 years, are quite exceptional.
RAHS Day Lecture – The First Foreign Delegation to Sydney (1793): The Spanish Enlightenment voyage of Captains Alejandro Malaspina and Jose Bustamante and the plan to attack Sydney Despite a long preoccupation with French intrigues, the first foreign visitation to Sydney was by the Spanish in 1793. The visit was that of the Spanish Enlightenment voyage of the Royal Spanish Navy ships Descubriete and Atrevida, commanded respectively by Captains Alejandro Malaspina and Jose Bustamante. Arriving at Sydney in March 1793, these expeditioners and their crews … Read More
After Jørn Utzon resigned from the Sydney Opera House project in February 1966, his successor, Peter Hall was faced with the near-impossible task of completing the building. Drawing on extensive original research this lecture explores the many dilemmas that Hall faced and how he and his team deserve greater recognition.
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