LEICHHARDT – A SCIENTIST IN A STRANGE LAND

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

A 2014 NSW Heritage Grants Project – Chinese Life Stories of the Sutherland Shire

Lucky When Dropped, Lan Wang 2006 - Chinese Digital Story Image

In 2014 The Gymea Community Aid and Information Service (GCAIS) received a NSW Heritage Grant administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government. Applications for 2015/2016 NSW Heritage Grants are now open. Click here for information. The Gymea Community Aid and Information Service (GCAIS) is well known in the Sutherland Shire for its wide-ranging community service work including work with immigrant communities who live in the Sutherland Shire. GCAIS is also interested in preserving the … Read More

RAHS EXCURSION: Sydney Jewish Museum

Join RAHS librarian Donna Newton on a visit to the Sydney Jewish Museum. The Museum provides visitors with eight exhibition areas, life-size sculptures and dioramas. Visitors view original documents and newspapers and interact with multimedia displays. The permanent exhibitions show many aspects of Jewish life, culture and history in Australia and overseas. Click here for booking information.

Join Us For A Champagne Supper At History House In July

History House

The Society is hosting a Champagne Supper from 4.30pm to 7.00pm at History House on Friday 10th of July. The event will raise funds for the refurbishment of History House. Tickets are $50.00, which includes a $35.00 tax deductible building fund donation. Come and see the building plans, learn what is happening and support the RAHS in its aim to promote Australian history. The champagne supper will be a wonderful evening where you can enjoy delightful company in the History … 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

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