Join the Royal Australian Historical Society and Thredbo Historical Society for their annual cocktail evening. Join guest speaker Randy Wieman, Australian and European freestyle skiing champion of the 1970s, who will discuss Australia’s transition from hot-dogging to freestyle skiing, including aerials, moguls and ballet.
Bring your family history to life with historical photos that help you see things as your ancestors saw them. Explore websites such as Historypin, Flickr, Trove and Pinterest and learn how you can make them work for you.
This talk introduces historians of all kinds to the possibilities and pitfalls of ‘making memories’ or doing oral history interviews with people about their experiences of the past. It asks why oral histories matter as an historical source, and explores the various ways in which they can be used.
Join Carol Liston, Christine Yeats, Noeline Kyle and Joy Hughes as they explore topics from women’s history and techniques for researching women in history. A detailed program will be posted on the SAG website when available.
This seminar will explore the history of psychiatric care in NSW and provide insights into changing attitudes towards mental illness and its treatment.
Join us at History House for an opportunity to meet our new members who we hope will gain a great deal of satisfaction in the information, camaraderie, resources and opportunities that RAHS membership provides.
Australia and Australians have an extraordinarily proud history of diligent investigation and world-class achievement in the search for value in the humble atom. The attainments of Australia’s distinguished scientists and engineers in nuclear research and development, now spanning more than 65 years, are quite exceptional.
RAHS Day Lecture – The First Foreign Delegation to Sydney (1793): The Spanish Enlightenment voyage of Captains Alejandro Malaspina and Jose Bustamante and the plan to attack Sydney Despite a long preoccupation with French intrigues, the first foreign visitation to Sydney was by the Spanish in 1793. The visit was that of the Spanish Enlightenment voyage of the Royal Spanish Navy ships Descubriete and Atrevida, commanded respectively by Captains Alejandro Malaspina and Jose Bustamante. Arriving at Sydney in March 1793, these expeditioners and their crews … Read More