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

RAHS Day Lecture: ‘Shakin’ the world over – the Greek-Australian Milk Bar’

The RAHS’ next free Day Lecture will take place on Wednesday 5th August @ 1pm – 2pm: ‘Shakin’ the world over – the Greek-Australian Milk Bar’ This lecture provides an insight into the international cross-cultural origins of the milk bar. In Sydney, late in 1932, Joachim Tavlaridis, known as Mick Adams, opened Australia’s first modern ‘American-style’ milk bar, the Black & White 4d. Milk Bar. Indeed, Adams’ milk bar was the world’s first. Historian Leonard Janiszewski and documentary photographer Effy … Read More


As the RAHS Conference at Bankstown Sports Club on 24th and 25th October approaches, we would like to present images from the Bankstown City Library Collection, who have kindly given us access to their collection to use in our forthcoming conference website and RAHS social media channels. The collection is a wonderful resource and contains many fascinating and important historical images of this richly diverse area of Sydney. The Bankstown Library images you see here will be presented along with … 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

RAHS/PHA Workshop: Digital Research in Land Titles

Secure your place for tomorrow’s RAHS/PHA Workshop: DIGITAL RESEARCH IN LAND TITLES The workshop will demonstrate how to use the digital resources of Land and Property Information NSW to research land or people. RAHS/PHA Members $20/Non-Members $25 Date and Time: Thursday May 28 @10.30am – 12.30pm There is also one space left for an introductory visit to the LPI search room for a fee of $6.00 will be available afterwards from 1:30pm – 2:30pm, which will include assistance with any … 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