DERBY LEPROSARIUM ON YOUTUBE

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

NEW AND PRE-LOVED AUSTRALIAN HISTORY BOOKS ONLINE

Several dozen titles have been added to the RAHS Shop this week, covering a range of Australian history topics across several decades. www.rahs.org.au/shop Browse these titles and more: ‘The Grand Parade: A History of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales’ ‘Hawkesbury Settlement Revealed: A New Look at Australia’s Third Mainland Settlement, 1793-1802’ ‘Australia’s Heritage Sketchbook’ ‘Parliament of New South Wales 1856 – 1965’ ‘A Source of Inspiration & Delight: The Buildings of the State Library of New South … Read More

RAHS SUMMER 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS RELEASED!

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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

HERSTORY – An exhibition of the lives of the Parramatta Female Factory Women

This exhibition in the Lucas Gallery of Hambledon Cottage tells the story of the Factory Women of Parramatta – their courage in the face of hardship and loss as well as their enduring spirit and legacy for not only their thousands of descendants but for all Australians. HERSTORY is an opportunity for descendants, family and history buffs to discover more about the legacy of the Founding Mothers of this nation. The significant site of the Female Factory with its layers … Read More

DR REX STUBBS OAM COMMEMORATIVE HISTORY SYMPOSIUM

SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2016 In September this year, Hawkesbury City Council’s Cultural Services Branch will be staging the inaugural ‘Dr Rex Stubbs OAM Commemorative History Symposium’. Dr Stubbs was a former Hawkesbury mayor and was well known for his support of the arts and for his love of local history and heritage. The symposium will be held on Saturday 3 September 2016 in the Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre, which is during History Week – with its theme of ‘Neighbours’. Members of … Read More

GARDENS OF STONE: IN FOCUS

Photographic Exhibition, Workshops and Talks This event is a cooperation of the Gardens of Stone Alliance and its supporters. The New Law Building, University of Sydney, Camperdown Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 September 2016 In 2015, groups of professional and non-professional photographers crossed the Blue Mountains on various expeditions into the rugged landscapes of the Gardens of Stone. An area of internationally and nationally significant natural assets, from stunning rock formations to endangered swamps, the Gardens of Stone region is … Read More

A TRUE FERRY TALE – THE M.V. CURRANULLA

We invite you to listen to the latest release on our YouTube channel ‘A True Ferry Tale – the M.V. Curranulla‘. The Cronulla Bundeena Ferries – Serving the Community since 1939 Oral History Project created a record of the Cronulla Bundeena Ferry Service. The oral histories are housed at Sutherland Shire Libraries. As well, the podcast based on the full oral histories called ‘A True Ferry Tale’ was made to make the project accessible to a wider audience. The podcast … Read More

2016 RAHS CONFERENCE WEBSITE IS NOW ONLINE

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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