RAHS/WEA: Trove – A “flagship discovery service” for all researchers

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Mention the National Library’s wonderful search engine Trove and images of digitised newspapers come to mind, including that most salacious of papers the Sydney Truth. However, Trove is so much more. It brings together content from libraries, museums, archives, repositories and other research and collecting organisations big and small across Australia under one umbrella. Join Christine Yeats archivist, librarian and professional historian and discover some of the mysteries of Trove as she guides you along its research byways and pathways. … Read More

Copyright Amendment Bill

On 22 March 2017 the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill was introduced to Parliament. The Bill will end perpetual copyright for unpublished materials. As a result millions of historical manuscripts will be freed into the public domain on 1 January 2019. The Australian Libraries and Copyright Committee released a statement on the tabling of the Copyright Amendment Bill ─ Captain Cook’s Diaries Free Thanks to Copyright Bill. The full Press Statement is available by clicking here. According … Read More


HISTORY WEEK 2016: NEIGHBOURS 3rd – 11th September 2016 | ‪#‎HistoryWeek16‬ Now in its 19th year, the History Council NSW’s History Week has become a significant event in the cultural calendar of NSW. This year’s theme, Neighbours, includes stories of individuals, families and communities living near one another and links between suburbs, regions and countries. History Council of NSW members are now invited to register their event for History Week. Register now: http://bit.ly/1Q3Hz3E More about History Week 2016: http://bit.ly/History16


HISTORY WEEK 2016: SPEAKER CONNECT A message from History Council of NSW: The History Council of NSW is offering member organisations in regional and suburban NSW the opportunity to receive speakers during History Week. We will provide event management and publicity support and cover the speakers’ travel costs. The History Council of NSW is also seeking talented historians and postgraduate students to travel to community and local government organisations in regional and suburban NSW to deliver exciting and thought provoking … Read More


The Heritage Grants program is one of the Community, Youth and Senior heritage projects funded by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and provides funding to individuals and community groups for local historical research. The program is designed to facilitate the dissemination of local Australian stories, expression of the diversity of Australian culture as it impacts on communities, and to highlight and localise pivotal Australian historical events and issues. Click here to learn more about the program and to download … Read More


Applications for the Arts NSW Cultural Grants Program opened on 19th April 2016 and will close at 5pm 21st June 2016. If you need support in completing the application please contact the RAHS by calling (02) 9247 8001 or email grants@rahs.org.au. The Society would like to thank Arts NSW for supporting this program that results in wonderful resources from publications to websites that promote the history of the people and places of New South Wales. Click here for an application … Read More


We would like to welcome all our new 2016 members, a number of who gathered at History House on Wednesday evening to enjoy refreshments in the Reception Rooms followed by a library tour. President Carol Liston gave an informal speech on the way in which membership with the RAHS connects our new members to a community with a wide-range of historical interests. Carol also gave an overview of History House. As well as the headquarters of the RAHS and home … Read More


Two new ‘Pictorial History’ editions from Kingsclear Books are now part of the RAHS Library Collection. ‘Camden & District’ by Ian Willis and ‘Willoughby: Artarmon – Castle Cove – Castlecrag – Chatswood – Middle Cove – Naremburn – Northbridge – St Leonards – Willoughby’ by Bob McKillop; both publications incorporate the history and development of each area and surrounding suburbs. The Willoughby edition was published in the area’s 150th year. Coming soon – ‘Pictorial History of Campbelltown’ These books are … Read More