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

The next RAHS Day Lecture: FitzRoy – Beyond the Rumours

A lecture at History House

Join us at History House on Wednesday 1st July for refreshments and our next free Day Lecture. Tenth Governor of NSW and first Governor-General of Australia, FitzRoy was plagued by rumour. Today he is either not remembered at all, remembered as the Governor who caused his wife’s death or as a shameless womaniser. Are these damning comments justified? Lyn Fergusson was born and educated in Sydney. Enjoyment of research and writing was channelled into completing a Diploma in Journalism before … Read More

RAHS/PHA Workshop: Digital Research in Land Titles

Secure your place for tomorrow’s RAHS/PHA Workshop: DIGITAL RESEARCH IN LAND TITLES The workshop will demonstrate how to use the digital resources of Land and Property Information NSW to research land or people. RAHS/PHA Members $20/Non-Members $25 Date and Time: Thursday May 28 @10.30am – 12.30pm There is also one space left for an introductory visit to the LPI search room for a fee of $6.00 will be available afterwards from 1:30pm – 2:30pm, which will include assistance with any … 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

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Howick St. Bathurst, NSW, undated, [Frank Walker Glass Slide Collection]

Last Friday we distributed the first issue of our resigned RAHS eNewsletter and our subscribers will be receiving another eNews later this week. We would love all our Facebook friends to receive our regular eNews so if you haven’t subscribed yet you can do so on by heading to the RAHS website home page and scroll down to the bottom of the page: http://www.rahs.org.au/ If you have already subscribed but didn’t receive last week’s eNews we welcome you to resubscribe … Read More