THE CONVICT LOTTERY by Peter Edwards

An invitation from the City of Sydney Historical Association (COSHA): Peter Edwards is a member of Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) and also one of the earliest members of City of Sydney Historical Association. He was a committee member for several years, only resigning when he needed more time to finish his book. After many years of research Peter Edwards has completed his book, The Convict Lottery. You are invited to attend the launch, which has been arranged by City … Read More

TARELLA OPEN DAY – SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2017

From our friends at Blue Mountains Historical Society: TARELLA OPEN DAY – SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2017 Tarella, the Blue Mountains Historical Society’s historic cottage, and an Exhibition of the art work of its curator, Linsi Braith, will be open for viewing from 10.00am until 4.00pm on Sunday 26 February 2017 at 99 Blaxland Rd, Wentworth Falls. Linsi beautifully paints old advertising signs as a hobby. If you are curious about this slightly different style of art, come and explore. Enjoy … Read More

RAHS/Wauchope District Regional Seminar – 18th March

Join us in Wauchope on Saturday 18th March, in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, for our next regional seminar. RAHS President Carol Liston will provide guidance to assist researchers in accessing and using the historically significant records that Land and Property Information is making available through its SIX Portal. RAHS Senior Vice President Christine Yeats will discuss the range of printed and archival resources available to researchers to assist in discovering how your ancestors may have … Read More

RUSSELL WORKMAN – IMAGES OF SYDNEY: 1960s

City of Sydney Historical Association (COSHA) presents: RUSSELL WORKMAN – IMAGES OF SYDNEY: 1960s SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2017 at 2.30pm Russell Workman is a professional photographer who worked at both the Nicholson Museum and the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sydney for many years, specialising in the photography of artefacts. He has taught TAFE courses but today he concentrates on heritage photography projects. This will be a brand new exhibition of Sydney heritage photography. *Please note the changed … Read More

NEW AND PRE-LOVED AUSTRALIAN HISTORY BOOKS ONLINE

Several dozen titles have been added to the RAHS Shop this week, covering a range of Australian history topics across several decades. www.rahs.org.au/shop Browse these titles and more: ‘The Grand Parade: A History of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales’ ‘Hawkesbury Settlement Revealed: A New Look at Australia’s Third Mainland Settlement, 1793-1802’ ‘Australia’s Heritage Sketchbook’ ‘Parliament of New South Wales 1856 – 1965’ ‘A Source of Inspiration & Delight: The Buildings of the State Library of New South … Read More

RAHS SUMMER 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS RELEASED!

calendar events

Our Calendar of Events for the summer season has just been released. We have excursions to Government House, the Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks Discovery Museum/YHA Big Dig Site planned (numbers are limited so book early to secure your place). Guest speakers at History House will present a range of history topics, including the occupational pursuits of Greek-Australians, New South Wales and the Great War, and the life of Marie Byles – the first female solicitor of NSW, … Read More

HISTORIC IMAGES PROVIDE A WINDOW INTO WWI

In October 1916 Australia was in the third year of its involvement in the First World War. Thousands of Australian troops had fought and died in the Battles of Fromelles and Pozieres, and those who had survived would soon return to the horrors of the Somme. The ‘war to end all wars’ would continue for another two years. While Australian men and women served overseas and returned home – scarred for ever by their experience – society in NSW mobilised … Read More

CAPTURING MEMORIES: ORAL HISTORY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Oral History event, RAHS

A practical workshop for all interested in recording the experiences of family, friends, local community, history of museum items or any other project incorporating memories of the past. Are you interested in recording the memories of your family, your community or your workplace? Then come along to this very popular and informative workshop to equip you to undertake oral history interviews. Workshop leaders will be Janis Wilton, an experienced oral historian and Andrew Host, whose 35 years experience as a … Read More