In November 2016 RAHS Guest Speaker Dr Charmaine Robson was kind enough to allow us to record her presentation ‘The Derby Leprosarium and its Aboriginal Inmates’, which we can now share with our members and friends on the RAHS YouTube Channel. In 1936, when Hansen’s disease (leprosy) in the Kimberley region of Western Australia became a cause for concern to state and federal governments, a leprosarium was built near the town of Derby for the detention and treatment of Indigenous … Read More
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
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
The RAHS is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2016 RAHS Conference website. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Times are A-Changing – History and Innovation’, which will be held at Centro CBD, in Wollongong NSW on 22nd – 23rd October. Click here to explore the 2016 RAHS Conference website where bookings can now be made online. The digital revolution is impacting how we research and produce history. There is also an increasing appetite for local and community … Read More
The Prospect Heritage Trust Inc. invite you to A RAMBLE AROUND ROOKWOOD NECROPOLIS. Sunday 21st August 2016 Bookings: Bob Scott 9622 6749 Cost: $15 per person (includes morning tea) Lunch at own expense – Carnarvon Golf Club The tour will be guided by Kerima-Gae Topp. Sites on the tour include the former Goodlet & Smith Ltd. Brickworks, the old Lidcombe Hospital, Rookwood Cemetery, the largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere. Click here for more information.
City of Sydney Historical Association presents ‘THE WRECKS OF HOMEBUSH BAY’ Saturday 13th August 2016 at 2.00PM Most Sydneysiders have no idea we have our very own ship’s graveyard in Homebush Bay. They were all abandoned at the end of their useful lives mostly in the 1970s and now adorn the landscape at what is now Wentworth Point. These wrecks are also a photographer’s dream come true. As well as the old ships there, many items of maritime structures still … Read More
Royal Institute for the Deaf and Blind Children invites you to a presentation by the Australian National Maritime Museum on the famous maritime explorers Bass and Flinders. Date: Friday 29th July 2016 @ 10 for 10.30am start Venue: Turramurra Bowling Club Cost: $25 Find out about the backgrounds of these two famous maritime explorers, their fates, their voyages of exploration around the coasts of New South Wales, Tasmania and Terra Australis in small open boats and the heritage they left … Read More
Join us next Wednesday 29th June at History House for ‘HISTORY WITH A DIFFERENCE: RESEARCHING AND WRITING THEMATIC HISTORY WITH A LOCAL FOCUS’ Taking a thematic approach, Paul Convy will discuss the history of Lebanese immigration to Australia and the contributions made by the Lebanese, in common with all immigrants to New South Wales, to our local and national cultural landscape. Using the major themes of Lebanese settlement in NSW from the 1880s: migration; commerce and labour; rural and urban … Read More