In the coming days and weeks we will be uploading images from the ‘Osborne Collection’ of images of Sydney in the 1920s and 1930s to our Facebook page and the RAHS Flickr Channel. This wonderful collection was kindly donated to the Royal Australian Historical Society by Lyle and Jennie Osborne in 2011. We are asking if anyone recognises the location of these beautiful images – feel free to leave a comment with the respective image. While the … Read More


We are pleased to announce the release of our Spring Calendar for 2015 – Click here: http://www.rahs.org.au/events/ In addition to our ever-popular free Day Lecture series we hope you will join us for the upcoming RAHS Conference at Bankstown Sports Club in October. Visit our conference website for full details. We also have an excursion to the Sydney Jewish Museum on August 20, a Seminar and Exhibition ‘Victoriana Sydney 1837 – 1901’ at Margaret Whitlam Galleries in November, and plenty … Read More

Latest release on YouTube – Historian Mark Dunn speaking on local and state heritage listings.

Historian Mark Dunn spoke at the Mudgee Regional Seminar on local and heritage state listings. Mark’s talk covers the process of getting a heritage listing, what to think about if nominating an item, and some of the important implications. Mark’s talk is now accessible in the Audio/Visual section of our website, and is one of the resources that was funded by the Office of Environment and Heritage as part of the Beyond the Blue Mountains – Following the Road from … Read More

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