TRANSPORT HERITAGE GRANTS PROGRAM – APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications are now open for the 2016 Transport Heritage Grants Program, a NSW Government funded program, administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS), and supported by Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW). The grants program aims to help the NSW community rediscover the culture, the events and the people that shaped transport in NSW over the past 160 years, as well as support the restoration and conservation of our valuable heritage assets. It runs on an annual basis to assist eligible … Read More

THE WORST WOMAN IN SYDNEY: THE LIFE AND CRIMES OF KATE LEIGH

On the 7 July, author and historian Leigh Straw will presenting a talk on her new true-crime biography The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh at the Jam Gallery, Bondi Junction. The legend of Kate Leigh, Sydney’s famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer, has loomed large in TV’s Underbelly and every other account of Sydney’s criminal history from the 1920s to the 1960s. But she has never had a biography of her … Read More

‘GARDENS OF HISTORY AND IMAGINATION: GROWING NEW SOUTH WALES’

The Independent Scholars Association (NSW) will launch ‘Gardens of History and Imagination: Growing New South Wales’ edited by Gretchen Poiner and Sybil Jack, Sydney University Press (ISBN 9781743324561), on 23 June in the Gallery Room of the Mitchell Library. Click here to purchase the book for $60.00 from SUP e-Store. Comprising ten essays, each examines the role of gardens and gardening in the settlement of New South Wales and in growing a colony and a state. Whether on the ground … Read More

BOOK LAUNCH: ABORIGINAL CHILDREN, HISTORY AND HEALTH: BEYOND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS – edited by John Boulton

BOOK LAUNCH: ABORIGINAL CHILDREN, HISTORY AND HEALTH: BEYOND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS – edited by John Boulton Friday 1 July 2016 Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 6:30 for 7pm “Invaluably informed by John Boulton’s close working knowledge of Aboriginal communities, the book considers growth faltering as an emblem of crisis of Aboriginal parenting, why this is a moral problem for the Australian nation, and why the conventional framework of social determinants of health is inadequate.” Click here for more information on … Read More

Caretakers of our Past: The first 50 years of Sutherland Shire Historical Society, 1966-2016

Sutherland Shire Historical Society (SSHC) and Oral History Association of Australia member, Elizabeth Craig, has provided the RAHS with information on her new publication Caretakers of our Past: the first 50 years of Sutherland Shire Historical Society, 1966-2016, which tells the story of how the SSHC came into being, its achievements and challenges the Society has faced. The following link provides more information on Elizabeth’s book and how to purchase this 166 page, full-colour illustrated publication, which will officially launched … Read More