HISTORY WEEK 2016: SPEAKER CONNECT A message from History Council of NSW: The History Council of NSW is offering member organisations in regional and suburban NSW the opportunity to receive speakers during History Week. We will provide event management and publicity support and cover the speakers’ travel costs. The History Council of NSW is also seeking talented historians and postgraduate students to travel to community and local government organisations in regional and suburban NSW to deliver exciting and thought provoking … Read More

2016 RAHS Winter Calendar of Events released today

The Royal Australian Historical Society is very pleased to announce the release of the RAHS 2016 Winter Calendar of Events. Click here to view the events and make online bookings on the RAHS website. Click here to download a copy of the 2016 RAHS Winter Calendar of Events. We have a program of day and evening lectures to suit many interests, including joint events with Oral History NSW and History Council of NSW plus tours to the Lucy Osborn-Nightingale Foundation … Read More

Exhibition and Tour – This is Where They Travelled: Historical Aboriginal Lives in Sydney

NSW History Fellowship Exhibition and Tour It is often wrongly assumed that Aboriginal people disappeared from Sydney in the nineteenth century, or lost their cultural links to the area. NSW History Fellow Paul Irish and researchers from the La Perouse Aboriginal community in Sydney have created an exhibition, which maps the lives of a number of Aboriginal people with connections to the coastal part of Sydney, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Their movements tell us much about their … Read More


Join the Historic Houses Association of Australia now, or refer a friend, and receive The Time Traveller’s Trail of Macquarie Street absolutely free! The Time Traveller’s Trail is a collection of 12 valuable photographic prints of rarely seen views of Sydney taken in the 1860s – yours to keep and frame. Together with your prints is a map marking the places from where the photographs were taken so that you can walk the Time Traveller’s Trail and compare the changes … Read More

2016 RAHS Autumn Calendar of Events

We are thrilled to release the RAHS Autumn Calendar of Events for 2016, which is jam-packed with excursions, day and evening lectures, and practical workshops – something for everyone. A second session for our tour of Kings Cross has been added (May 25 @ 2pm) http://tinyurl.com/jgq3s54 and our Grand Tour to Goulburn is open for bookings – places are limited: http://tinyurl.com/gtfewdu Download a copy of the 2016 Autumn Calendar by visiting our website: http://www.rahs.org.au/events-overview/  


Join volunteer guides for interesting walks through world class heritage areas or private group tours (minimum 20 people). The Friends of Rookwood is a not for profit organisation made up of volunteers who are passionate about one of Sydney’s oldest cemeteries. The aim of the organisation is to increase awareness of the social, historical and cultural values of the cemetery as well as raising funds for restoration projects within the cemetery. Click here for information on guided tours of Rookwood … Read More


Bookings are starting to come in for the RAHS’ Grand Tour to Goulburn by coach in March 2016, with RAHS Councillor and tour operator Judith Dunn. Secure your place for this fantastic event by calling History House on (02) 9247 8001 or email history@rahs.org.au. Don’t miss out – numbers are limited! Visit Avon Dam in Bargo, Bong Bong – the first township established in the Southern Highlands, Sutton Forest, Old Moorawoolen (now Marulan), Towrang Convict Stockade and Old Goulburn Brewery … Read More

Tour Sydney’s Kings Cross with the RAHS

Walking with Passion – walk Kings Cross with historian and tour operator, Judith Dunn.  Rediscover bohemian Kings Cross and hear lively stories of the characters who resided there including Dame Nellie Melba, the Gun Doc, merchant Alexander Brodie Spark, author and activist Dame Mary Gilmore, the notorious Bea Miles, Abe Saffron, cartoonist Emil Mercer and Dulcie Deamer who stopped doing the splits at parties after a heart attack at the age of 73!  View a variety of architecture from art … Read More