RAHS/Thredbo Historical Society – Cocktail Evening and Talk

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Join the Royal Australian Historical Society and Thredbo Historical Society for their annual cocktail evening. Join guest speaker Randy Wieman, Australian and European freestyle skiing champion of the 1970s, who will discuss Australia’s transition from hot-dogging to freestyle skiing, including aerials, moguls and ballet.

RAHS New Members’ Evening

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Join us at History House for an opportunity to meet our new members who we hope will gain a great deal of satisfaction in the information, camaraderie, resources and opportunities that RAHS membership provides.

Parramatta and District Historical Society – Walker Family & Kokoda Legacy Tour

A message from the Parramatta and District Historical Society:  Join us for a drive and walking tour of foreshores, Brays Bay Reserve and Rocky Point, Concord West. This tour incorporates the acclaimed Kokoda Memorial Walkway, the nearby shipbuilding site and an outer inspection of the iconic Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital (Rivendell) along with its unique Dutch Watch Tower Wharf. A detailed history of the area will also be provided. For more information, click here. To book online, click here. Date … Read More

Blue Mountains Historical Society – Tarella Open Day

Blue Mountains Historical Society

A message from the Blue Mountains Historical Society: Begin the New Year with a visit to Tarella, the Blue Mountains Historical Society’s 19th century cottage museum at 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls. Tarella will be open from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm on Sunday 28 January 2018. Come along and explore Tarella’s story. Wander through the cottage and see how our forbearers lived a hundred years ago. Learn about the evolution of a Blue Mountains holiday home from 1900 to … Read More

Free February Day Lecture at History House

RAHS Day Lecture – The Poisoned Chalice: Peter Hall and the Sydney Opera House

RAHS Day Lecture – The Poisoned Chalice: Peter Hall and the Sydney Opera House  In February 1966 Jørn Utzon spectacularly resigned from the Sydney Opera House project, never to return. His successor, Peter Hall, was faced with the near-impossible task of completing the building by steering the project thought the gridlock of problems that had defeated Utzon. Drawing on extensive original research this lecture explores the many dilemmas that Hall faced, the circuit-breaker solutions that facilitated progress – and suggests that … Read More