2016 RAHS Autumn Calendar of Events

We are thrilled to release the RAHS Autumn Calendar of Events for 2016, which is jam-packed with excursions, day and evening lectures, and practical workshops – something for everyone. A second session for our tour of Kings Cross has been added (May 25 @ 2pm) http://tinyurl.com/jgq3s54 and our Grand Tour to Goulburn is open for bookings – places are limited: http://tinyurl.com/gtfewdu Download a copy of the 2016 Autumn Calendar by visiting our website: http://www.rahs.org.au/events-overview/  


In 2015, the Arts NSW Cultural Grants program funded $40,500 worth of projects that contributed to our understanding of NSW history, its people and places. Thanks
 to a generous increase in funding from Arts NSW, there will be $51,200 available in 2016 to support these projects. Some important points to note for 2016 are: Applications will open 19 April 2016 and close 21 June 2016 Societies that are interested in funding projects that preserve, digitise or increase the accessibility of … Read More


We have a range of new events that will make up our soon-to-be-released Autumn 2016 Calendar already on our Events Calendar – bookings are open! http://www.rahs.org.au/events/ The Autumn Calendar will be sent to our members with the March edition of ‘History’ magazine very soon. It will also be downloadable as a PDF from our website. More information will follow in next week’s eNewsletter. Subscribe to our eNews on our homepage: www.rahs.org.au Plus, thanks to the hard work of our volunteer … Read More


As we are now well into 2016, we would like to remind our Affiliated Societies of some important dates coming up in the next few months. Affiliated Societies will be receiving correspondence from the RAHS in early March with details on how to renew an insurance policy. Affiliated Societies that did not take out insurance last year but would like to do so in 2016, will also be contacted. Please ensure that your Society’s membership and postage details are up … Read More

‘Breathing new life into displays from historical collections’ – an RAHS/WEA lecture

Historical  societies  and  other  groups  across  the  state  have  rich  collections  of  documents and  objects. Exhibitions  are  a  popular  way  of  showcasing these  important  collections. Join  RAHS  Councillor  Lynne  Allen  as  she  discusses strategies  for  planning  your  exhibition  using  items  from  your collections  to  explore  the  stories  and  information  about  the  people  and  history  of  a  region,  locality  or  organisation  over  time.  Lynne  will  make particular  reference  to  techniques  such  as  ‘story  boards’  and information  panels. Date and Time: Tuesday … Read More

Download the RAHS Events Calendar from today

The RAHS Calendar of Events is now downloadable from our website in PDF format. Click on the ‘Our Events’ section on the RAHS website: We have also provided a link to this section on our homepage; just look for the image on the left and click here. As each is released we will update the RAHS Events Calendar in these two places online, as well as make announcements on the RAHS Blog, eNewsletter (Click here and scroll down to subscribe) … 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