RAHS/Female Orphan School: Seminar and Exhibition – Victoriana Sydney 1837-1901

Unsealed roads, windmills, splendid villas, slums and tenements, grand colonial buildings, bustling crowds and clean open spaces. Victorian Sydney was a place of contrasts. It was a time when Sydney grew from a small town to a bustling economic hub, funnelling resources and wealth back to London. The images in this exhibition are artefacts left by people with a fascination with science, technology, knowledge, reform and progress coupled with unfaltering resourcefulness and imagination. In addition to this exhibition, attendees will … Read More

An RAHS History Week Lecture – ‘Answering the call to the Great War – Sydney Doctors’

Dr. Eric Payton Dark (1889-1987) [Blue Mountains City Library] http://bmlocalstudies.blogspot.com.au/2011_08_01_archive.html

Join us this Wednesday 9th September for ‘Answering the call to the Great War – Sydney Doctors’ – an RAHS History Week lecture with guest speaker Dr. Paul Lancaster Date and Time: Wednesday 9th September @ 1pm – 2pm Where: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney Cost: Free Bookings: Click here to book online. Phone: (02) 9247 8001 Email: history@rahs.org.au More than 2,000 graduates, academics and students from the University of Sydney served in the Great War. About one-third of … Read More

‘Play Record Pause: How Technology is Changing the Practice and Purpose of Oral History’

Oral History NSW and State Library NSW invite you to a seminar with Dr. Doug Boyd ‘Play Record Pause: How Technology is Changing the Practice and Purpose of Oral History’ Doug Boyd, Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the University of Kentucky Libraries, will explore innovations in oral history and their impact on both the practice, and purpose, of oral history. Specifically, Doug will discuss the Nunn Center’s use of OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), … Read More

The 2015 RAHS Conference Website is now online and bookings are open

The Royal Australian Historical Society is pleased to announce that the 2015 RAHS Conference website is now online: www.rahs.org.au/2015-royal-australian-historical-society-conference/ The theme is ‘Migration Matters’ and the vibrancy and diversity of Bankstown makes it the perfect location for this year’s conference. Explore the conference website, which contains the full conference program, including tours, booking details, transport and accommodation information and much more. (Please note: To attend a tour you must be an attendee of the conference) Download a conference program and … 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