We are pleased to announce the release of our Spring Calendar for 2015 – Click here: http://www.rahs.org.au/events/ In addition to our ever-popular free Day Lecture series we hope you will join us for the upcoming RAHS Conference at Bankstown Sports Club in October. Visit our conference website for full details. We also have an excursion to the Sydney Jewish Museum on August 20, a Seminar and Exhibition ‘Victoriana Sydney 1837 – 1901’ at Margaret Whitlam Galleries in November, and plenty … Read More


History House Conservation Workshop

RAHS Conservator Margaret Scott’s Conservation Workshop Series have proven so popular that they are being held again in 2015 at the Guild of Craft Bookbinders, Writer’s Centre in Rozelle. The first workshop will take place on Friday 17th July. Attendees will learn how to make a document folder/phasebox used to contain single sheets, a series of leaflets, magazines, articles waiting repair etc, and a quick slipcase for small books. This workshop is limited to 8 attendees. Click a link below … Read More


Leichhardt town hall

A night of historians discussing Ludwig Leichhardt Date and Time: Monday 27 July 2015 @ 6.30pm for 7pm start Leichhardt Town Hall, Cnr Marion and Norton Sts Leichhardt Free Event — All Welcome (Light Refreshments will be served) Bookings: 9367 9266 Speakers: • Dr Tom Darragh, Emeritus Curator, Museum Victoria Thomas A. Darragh is a graduate of the University of Melbourne in invertebrate palaeontology. He has a long standing interest in the history of the natural sciences, particularly geology, in … Read More

The next RAHS Day Lecture: FitzRoy – Beyond the Rumours

A lecture at History House

Join us at History House on Wednesday 1st July for refreshments and our next free Day Lecture. Tenth Governor of NSW and first Governor-General of Australia, FitzRoy was plagued by rumour. Today he is either not remembered at all, remembered as the Governor who caused his wife’s death or as a shameless womaniser. Are these damning comments justified? Lyn Fergusson was born and educated in Sydney. Enjoyment of research and writing was channelled into completing a Diploma in Journalism before … 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