RAHS WINTER 2017 CALENDAR RELEASED

Regional Seminar

Explore the many events that make up our Winter calendar – download the PDF version here http://bit.ly/2rio2th or from the RAHS website http://www.rahs.org.au/events-overview/ We have something for everyone this Winter – learn how to access and use Land Title Records, tour Victoria Barracks, Millers Point or the Art Gallery of NSW, attend a seminar at State Archives and Records NSW on building research skills, and be part of our regional seminars in Moree and the Central Coast, funded by Arts … Read More

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM EXCURSION

If you have always wanted to explore the fascinating Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney now is the perfect time! The RAHS will visit the museum next Thursday 18th May. The ANMM is Australia’s national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology.Booking is easy online at the link below or call (02) 9247 8001. Date and Time: Thursday 18th May @ 11am – 12.15pm Cost: $15 Meet at the Australian National Maritime Museum – 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, … Read More

STRICKLAND HOUSE DAY – Sunday 30th April

STRICKLAND HOUSE – 52 VAUCLUSE ROAD, VAUCLUSE A message from Woollahra History & Heritage Society Inc. On Sunday, 30th April, The Woollahra History and Heritage Society will give three talks on the history of Strickland House followed by walks around the grounds highlighting some of their interesting features. These will start at 11.00 am, 1.00 pm and 2.30 pm.  They will last an hour.  No charge to attend but donations will be gratefully accepted. Government Property NSW is carrying out … Read More

‘Tarella’ Open Day – Blue Mountains Historical Society

Begin the New Year with a visit to ‘Tarella’, the Blue Mountains Historical Society’s 19th century cottage and museum at 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls. ‘Tarella’ will be open from 10.00am until 4.00pm on Sunday 29 January 2017. Come along and explore Tarella’s story. Wander through the cottage and see how our forebears lived a hundred years ago. Learn about the evolution of a Blue Mountains holiday home from 1900 to 2015. The very popular garden stall will also be … 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

HISTORICAL TOURS OF THE FRENCHS FOREST CEMETERY

Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery is recommencing walking tours of the cemetery for community groups. The tour is offered without cost at the moment and is conducted by experienced volunteer historians with post graduate degrees in history. The tour can be programmed to your group needs and interests. For example the theme of the presentation can be based on Australian, Military, or local history, religious practices, symbolism, inscriptions or flora and fauna. A general tour of up to two hours, would … 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

A RAMBLE AROUND ROOKWOOD

The Prospect Heritage Trust Inc. invite you to A RAMBLE AROUND ROOKWOOD NECROPOLIS. Sunday 21st August 2016 Bookings: Bob Scott 9622 6749 Cost: $15 per person (includes morning tea) Lunch at own expense – Carnarvon Golf Club The tour will be guided by Kerima-Gae Topp. Sites on the tour include the former Goodlet & Smith Ltd. Brickworks, the old Lidcombe Hospital, Rookwood Cemetery, the largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere. Click here for more information.