LEICHHARDT – A SCIENTIST IN A STRANGE LAND

Leichhardt town hall

A night of historians discussing Ludwig Leichhardt Date and Time: Monday 27 July 2015 @ 6.30pm for 7pm start Leichhardt Town Hall, Cnr Marion and Norton Sts Leichhardt Free Event — All Welcome (Light Refreshments will be served) Bookings: 9367 9266 Speakers: • Dr Tom Darragh, Emeritus Curator, Museum Victoria Thomas A. Darragh is a graduate of the University of Melbourne in invertebrate palaeontology. He has a long standing interest in the history of the natural sciences, particularly geology, in … Read More

A 2014 NSW Heritage Grants Project – Chinese Life Stories of the Sutherland Shire

Lucky When Dropped, Lan Wang 2006 - Chinese Digital Story Image

In 2014 The Gymea Community Aid and Information Service (GCAIS) received a NSW Heritage Grant administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government. Applications for 2015/2016 NSW Heritage Grants are now open. Click here for information. The Gymea Community Aid and Information Service (GCAIS) is well known in the Sutherland Shire for its wide-ranging community service work including work with immigrant communities who live in the Sutherland Shire. GCAIS is also interested in preserving the … Read More

The next RAHS Day Lecture: FitzRoy – Beyond the Rumours

A lecture at History House

Join us at History House on Wednesday 1st July for refreshments and our next free Day Lecture. Tenth Governor of NSW and first Governor-General of Australia, FitzRoy was plagued by rumour. Today he is either not remembered at all, remembered as the Governor who caused his wife’s death or as a shameless womaniser. Are these damning comments justified? Lyn Fergusson was born and educated in Sydney. Enjoyment of research and writing was channelled into completing a Diploma in Journalism before … 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

‘Squatting’ on Crown Lands in New South Wales by J. F. Campbell. Edited and annotated by B. T. Dowd, 1968.

Dairy cattle, Cowra farm, NSW c.1910 [RAHS Photograph Collection] In 1968 the Royal Australian Historical Society published J. F. (John Fauna) Campbell’s Squatting on Crown Lands in New South Wales, edited and annotated by Bernard T. Dowd. Drawing on articles written for the Society’s Journal in 1929 and 1931, the publication is informative and easy to read. As Dowd wrote in his Introduction: “The republication by the Society of two of his most important Journal articles will be welcomed and … Read More

RAHS Webinar: Beyond the Blue Mountains: Following the Road from Bathurst

Image: Presbyterian Tennis Club, Gulgong NSW c. 1870s [RAHS Manuscript Collection] Take a tour ‘Beyond the Blue Mountains’ and follow the road from Bathurst with Suzanne Holohan, RAHS General Manager and Graham Sciberras, RAHS Digital Media. Explore photographs, manuscripts and audio/visual content, plus some of the recently uncovered gems that make up this newly launched grant-funded project. Find out what is still to come, our plans for its future and how you can become involved. Click here to register. All … Read More