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! 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: 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

RAHS Conservation Workshop 2/3: Making a Solander Box

History House Conservation Workshop

RAHS Conservator Margaret Scott’s Conservation Workshop Series is being held again in 2015 at the Guild of Craft Bookbinders, Writer’s Centre in Rozelle. In the second workshop in this series, RAHS Conservator Margaret Scott will guide attendees in the process of making a Solander Box used for storing manuscripts, maps, documents, and valuable books etc. –  an essential item for archive storage. This workshop is limited to 8 attendees. Click here to book and pay online or call History House on (02) … Read More

The 2015 RAHS Conference Website is now online and bookings are open

The Royal Australian Historical Society is pleased to announce that the 2015 RAHS Conference website is now online: The theme is ‘Migration Matters’ and the vibrancy and diversity of Bankstown makes it the perfect location for this year’s conference. Explore the conference website, which contains the full conference program, including tours, booking details, transport and accommodation information and much more. (Please note: To attend a tour you must be an attendee of the conference) Download a conference program and … Read More