THE FREEMASONS’ ARMS: Heraldry On The Level

A message from The Australian Heraldry Society Inc: FIRST MEETING FOR 2017 – ‘THE FREEMASONS’ ARMS: Heraldry On The Level’ – to be delivered by Ben Franklin MA DipHeraldry Saturday 11th February 2017 Woolley Room – Level 1, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts 280 Pitt St, Sydney Doors open 10:00am, talk to commence at 10:15am. For centuries, Freemasons have played a significant, if somewhat controversial, role in the development of our society, financing major public buildings and works of charity, … Read More

150 Years on Pyrmont Peninsula: The Catholic Community of Saint Bede 1867–2017

The Parish of St Bede, Pyrmont invites RAHS Members and friends to the launch of the book ‘150 Years on Pyrmont Peninsula: The Catholic Community of Saint Bede 1867 – 2017’ (ATF Press) This parish history by Colin Fowler will be launched by historian Edmund Campion. St Bede’s Church – 43 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont Sunday 5th February at 3pm The launch will mark the commencement of the community’s celebration of the sesquicentenary of Saint Bede’s Pyrmont. Light refreshments will be … Read More


Braidwood and District Historical Society presents: THE CAPTURE OF THE CLARKES – 150TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS IN 2017 Saturday 29th April – Re-enactment of the Capture of the Clarkes Saturday 29th April – Official Dinner Sunday 30th April – Re-enactment of the trial of the Clarkes The 150th anniversary re-enactment will be at 2.30pm at the Braidwood Showground, Saturday 29th April 2017. Admittance to the showground will be available from 12.30pm (not before). This re-creation of the six-hour gun battle will … Read More


A Happy New Year to all our members and friends. We hope you have had (or are still enjoying) a relaxing break. History House reopened for 2017 on Tuesday 3rd January. Don’t forget our first event for the year is the annual ‘History House Open Day: Potluck History and Book Sale’: Call in to History House between 10am and 4pm on Australia Day for a chance to visit our beautiful heritage building, grab a bargain at our Book Fair and … Read More