‘Cooks River – An Unnatural History’

City of Sydney Historical Association presents: ‘Cooks River –  An Unnatural History’  The Cooks River has been the subject of extensive pollution since settlement. The latest in a long line of human transformations that has affected the River concerns the inundation of unsightly plastics – but the river has been abused forever, with flotillas of human refuse that travel with the tides. One of the aims of heritage is to raise awareness of the River as a resource for the people of the … Read More


Applications are now open for the 2017 Transport Heritage Grants Program, a NSW Government funded program, administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society supported by Transport Heritage NSW. The grants program aims to help the NSW community rediscover the culture, the events and the people that shaped transport in NSW over the past 160 years, as well as support the restoration and conservation of our valuable heritage assets. It runs on an annual basis to assist eligible organisations and individuals … Read More


Attendees of the 2016 RAHS Conference in Wollongong would have heard Suzette Meade, President of the North Parramatta Resident’s Group (NPRAG), discuss the work NPRAG has carried out to protect and promote Parramatta’s heritage. To view Suzette’s presentation on YouTube, click here. Suzette has set up a template submission portal to enable people to easily make a submission objecting to the Draft DCP and the first DA from Urban Growth NSW, which is to approve the subdivision of Fleet Street … Read More


City of Sydney Historical Association presents ‘THE WRECKS OF HOMEBUSH BAY’ Saturday 13th August 2016 at 2.00PM Most Sydneysiders have no idea we have our very own ship’s graveyard in Homebush Bay. They were all abandoned at the end of their useful lives mostly in the 1970s and now adorn the landscape at what is now Wentworth Point. These wrecks are also a photographer’s dream come true. As well as the old ships there, many items of maritime structures still … Read More

Call for nominations – Heritage Council of NSW

HERITAGE COUNCIL OF NSW Call for nominations for: State Heritage Register Committee Approvals Committee Heritage Committee Technical Conservation Committee Grants Committee Applications are invited for appointment of members to the above Committees. The Committees advise the Heritage Council of NSW on matters relating to the effective management and promotion of NSW’s heritage. Click here for an Information Pack: http://tinyurl.com/gowoast Closing date for nominations is 11:59pm 20th July 2016  

Heritage Aspects of the Powerhouse Museum Precinct

The RAHS has received a number of copies of the booklet ‘Heritage Aspects of the Powerhouse Museum Precinct – Some notes motivated by the planned destruction of these buildings’ compiled by Tom Lockley. Click here to view and download the booklet. Expressions of support, corrections, additional material, suggestions for action, and offers of assistance would be very welcome to the publishers of this booklet. Email: tomlockley@gmail.com or phone 0403 615 134.

Code for Australia and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

‘Code for Australia’ is currently working with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to develop a Heritage listing app, and are reaching out to the community to hear your stories about the heritage sites and locations you know and love. Click here to share your stories – http://goo.gl/forms/qQ02Unz1I1 With this questionnaire, Code for Australia are creating a platform for the community to share their knowledge, passion and experience and to allow people to become involved and have their voices … Read More