Capturing Memories: Oral History in the Digital Age A practical workshop for all interested in recording the experiences of family, friends, local community, history of museum items or any other project incorporating memories of the past. Are you interested in recording the memories of your family, your community or your workplace? Then come along to this very popular and informative workshop to equip you to undertake oral history interviews. Workshop leaders will be Pauline Curby, an experienced oral historian and … Read More


RAHS Conservator Margaret Scott’s popular Conservation Workshop Series is being held again in 2016 at the Guild of Craft Bookbinders, Writer’s Centre in Rozelle. The first workshop will take place on Friday 8th April. Attendees will learn how to make a document folder/phasebox used to contain single sheets, a series of leaflets, magazines, articles waiting repair etc., and a quick slipcase for small books. Each workshop is limited to 8 attendees. Click a link below for information on each workshop and booking details: … Read More


We would like to welcome all our new 2016 members, a number of who gathered at History House on Wednesday evening to enjoy refreshments in the Reception Rooms followed by a library tour. President Carol Liston gave an informal speech on the way in which membership with the RAHS connects our new members to a community with a wide-range of historical interests. Carol also gave an overview of History House. As well as the headquarters of the RAHS and home … Read More


When Sarah Rood and Katherine Sheedy started their consultancy Way Back When, they had a feeling that they would have to learn a thing or two about small business. Little did they know just how steep the learning curve would be!   During this workshop Sarah will share some of the critical aspects of small business that need to considered when running a history consultancy. Issues like business planning and logistics, building your brand, project and resource management, approach to … Read More

Sydney’s History: An Amazing Past – An RAHS/WEA Lecture

Join historians from the City of Sydney’s History Team as they guide you through some of the historical products and resources on offer, including the Sydney Culture Walks app, the House History Guide and the Sydney Barani and Sydney Oral Histories websites. Date and Time: Wednesday 20th April @ 11am – 1pm Cost: RAHS/WEA Members $32/Non-Members $35 (tea, coffee and biscuits served) Venue: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney Bookings through WEA – Call (02) 9264 2781. Click here for … Read More

RAHS/OHNSW Workshop – Capturing Memories: Oral History in the Digital Age

This day will be useful for people who are new to oral history as well as those with some experience, as we will discuss how to plan, record and share interviews. The workshop will cover guidelines for best practice recording of oral history interviews such as preparing for interviews, interview techniques, what equipment to use for recording and transcription, what to do with your interview once you have recorded it and how to share your interviews. To book for RAHS/OHNSW … Read More

Oral History NSW with the State Library of NSW presents Dr Anna Green

Memories in the family? Intergenerational oral history practice and challenges. Anna Green has recorded interviews across three generations, with at least one family member in each generation. She will talk about how she found the families, the stories they told, and why she thinks this aspect of remembering is important. A member of the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Anna teaches in the history programme at Victoria University of Wellington. Date: Thursday 15 October 2015 @ 5.30pm – … Read More