MOVING MEMORIES: ORAL HISTORY IN A GLOBAL WORLD

The Australian Biennial National Oral History Conference, organised by Oral History NSW, will be held from 13 – 16 September 2017 in Sydney. The conference committee want to make this conference a rewarding experience for all so they asked themselves: ‘Why do we attend oral history conferences?’ •    to learn about current work in our field in Australia and overseas •    to present our own work, explore how it makes a contribution, and exchange ideas with others •    to learn … Read More

RELEASE OF RAHS 2016 SPRING CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Spring is just around the corner and the RAHS has a brand new calendar for the season with events through until the end of 2016. A walk through Kings Cross, as well as a trip to Bella Vista and Elizabeth Farms, both with RAHS Councillor and tour guide Judith Dunn, are sure to prove popular. Our excursion to Garden Island is also being repeated – with limited numbers, these tours will sell out quickly. As always our lecture series is … Read More

ANNE ZAHALKA STREET PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

Do you remember the candid street photographers of the 1930s-60s? Perhaps there are some of these photos in your family albums? Maybe even a member of your family worked for one of the companies? These photographers, often working for companies such as Mac’s Photo Service or Leicagraph (amongst many others), would work the streets of cities and towns snapping people as they posed or passed by. Handed a ticket, the people would be able to purchase a print of their … Read More

ANNE ZAHALKA STREET PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

Do you remember the candid street photographers of the 1930s-60s? Perhaps there are some of these photos in your family albums? Maybe even a member of your family worked for one of the companies? These photographers, often working for companies such as Mac’s Photo Service or Leicagraph (amongst many others), would work the streets of cities and towns snapping people as they posed or passed by. Handed a ticket, the people would be able to purchase a print of their … Read More

AN INTRODUCTION TO ORAL HISTORY

The RAHS and Oral History NSW (OHNSW) present ‘An Introduction to Oral History: key principles that everyone should know’ at History House on Thursday 18th August. This talk introduces historians of all kinds to the possibilities and pitfalls of ‘making memories’ or doing oral history interviews with people about their experiences of the past. It asks why they matter as an historical source and how they stand in relation to the traditional written newspapers and archives. Come along and hear Oral … Read More

NAS NIGHTS: The Beat Generation

Thursday 14 July, 6—9pm: Beat Generation For one night only, the National Art School is going retro, paying tribute to the swinging 60s and the revolutionary spirit of the Beat Generation. The campus will transform into a haze of 1960s nostalgia, celebrating the style, spontaneous creativity and non-conformist ideologies which defined this bohemian sub-culture. Ann Thomson & Contemporaries will be open till 9pm at NAS Gallery, accompanied by a Floor Talk by curator Judith Blackall and the renowned artist herself. … Read More

Latin American Life Stories of the Sutherland Shire Oral History Project

During 2015 and 2016 Gymea Community Aid & Information Service carried out an oral history project with people of recent Latin American origin who have made the Sutherland Shire their home. Latin American Life Stories of the Sutherland Shire Oral History Project was supported by the Arts NSW Cultural Grants program, administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society. Ten interviews were conducted, seven women and three men with one interview conducted with a Spanish interpreter. The project explored the experience … Read More

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE

On Sunday 12 June the NSW Governor His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) and his wife Mrs Hurley will host an Open House and Family Picnic at NSW’s historic Government House. The event will be held to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday. “This year marks an important milestone for Her Majesty and I hope the people of NSW will join us in commemorating the extraordinary achievements of our longest serving monarch,” said Governor Hurley. … Read More