REBELLION ON THE TURON, SOFALA NSW – 12th and 13th March 2016

For those interested in Bathurst’s gold history and that of the Turon River and Sofala then make sure you join with the residents of the Turon Gold Fields and the NSW Corp of Marines at Sofala this coming weekend for two days of colonial re-enactments, goldfield and colonial displays, Cobb & Co coach rides, blacksmith demonstrations, and lots more. Saturday starts at 10am and goes to 4pm and on Sunday 10am to 3pm. Note – both days start and finish … Read More

Latest release on YouTube – Historian Mark Dunn speaking on local and state heritage listings.

Historian Mark Dunn spoke at the Mudgee Regional Seminar on local and heritage state listings. Mark’s talk covers the process of getting a heritage listing, what to think about if nominating an item, and some of the important implications. Mark’s talk is now accessible in the Audio/Visual section of our website, and is one of the resources that was funded by the Office of Environment and Heritage as part of the Beyond the Blue Mountains – Following the Road from … Read More

‘Squatting’ on Crown Lands in New South Wales by J. F. Campbell. Edited and annotated by B. T. Dowd, 1968.

Dairy cattle, Cowra farm, NSW c.1910 [RAHS Photograph Collection] In 1968 the Royal Australian Historical Society published J. F. (John Fauna) Campbell’s Squatting on Crown Lands in New South Wales, edited and annotated by Bernard T. Dowd. Drawing on articles written for the Society’s Journal in 1929 and 1931, the publication is informative and easy to read. As Dowd wrote in his Introduction: “The republication by the Society of two of his most important Journal articles will be welcomed and … Read More

RAHS Webinar: Beyond the Blue Mountains: Following the Road from Bathurst

Image: Presbyterian Tennis Club, Gulgong NSW c. 1870s [RAHS Manuscript Collection] Take a tour ‘Beyond the Blue Mountains’ and follow the road from Bathurst with Suzanne Holohan, RAHS General Manager and Graham Sciberras, RAHS Digital Media. Explore photographs, manuscripts and audio/visual content, plus some of the recently uncovered gems that make up this newly launched grant-funded project. Find out what is still to come, our plans for its future and how you can become involved. Click here to register. All … Read More

Our past through images – NSW Inland Settlement

Our past through images – NSW Inland Settlement: Summer Street, Orange, Date Unknown [RAHS Frank Walker glass lantern slide collection] Thank you to the Office of Environment and Heritage for providing grant funding that has enabled the Society to make more of its collection available on our image library database. Part of the grant for the project Beyond the Blue Mountains – the road from Bathurst was used to digitise and index images in the RAHS Library Collections connected to … Read More

Beyond the Blue Mountains: Following the Road from Bathurst

Gatekeeper, Bathurst Gaol 1923 [RAHS/Beyond the Blue Mountains Photograph Collection]

Image: Gatekeeper, Bathurst Gaol 1923 [RAHS/Beyond the Blue Mountains Photograph Collection] Since September 2014, when the RAHS announced that the Office of Environment and Heritage granted funding for a project entitled Beyond the Blue Mountains ‐ Following the Road from Bathurst, the Society has been consumed with all things NSW Inland Settlement. We are very proud to share this project with you. Beyond the Blue Mountains occupies a section of its own on our brand new website – this project is … Read More

Mudgee Regional Seminar

Market Square, Mudgee c.1875 [RAHS Manuscript Collection]

Market Square, Mudgee c.1875 [RAHS Manuscript Collection] In September 2014, the RAHS announced that the Office of Environment and Heritage granted funding for a project entitled Beyond the Blue Mountains ‐ Following the Road from Bathurst. It included financial support for two workshops in the Central West region that will provide people in this area with skills to support their local history and heritage projects. The second of these regional seminars took place in beautiful, historic Mudgee on Friday 17th … Read More