Parramatta and District Historical Society – Walker Family & Kokoda Legacy Tour

A message from the Parramatta and District Historical Society:  Join us for a drive and walking tour of foreshores, Brays Bay Reserve and Rocky Point, Concord West. This tour incorporates the acclaimed Kokoda Memorial Walkway, the nearby shipbuilding site and an outer inspection of the iconic Thomas Walker Convalescent Hospital (Rivendell) along with its unique Dutch Watch Tower Wharf. A detailed history of the area will also be provided. For more information, click here. To book online, click here. Date … Read More

Parramatta and District Historical Society Inc Monthly General Meeting

Parramatta and District Historical Society

A message from the Parramatta and District Historical Society Inc:  Parramatta and District Historical Society Inc invite members and visitors interested in Australian history to their February General Meeting at Coach House, Hambledon Cottage. The General Meeting will also feature guest speaker John Brock who will be discussing Colonel William Light. Col. William Light (1786-1836) was Eurasian, Artist, Naval and Army Officer and Surveyor General of South Australia. He is famous for his selection of the Adelaide city site and … Read More

‘Caring for Local and Community Archives’ Seminar

Maitland & District Historical Society in conjunction with the RAHS

Maitland & District Historical Society in conjunction with the Royal Australian Historical Society present Caring for Local and Community Archives. Join RAHS Vice President, Christine Yeats as she discusses storage, collection policies, arranging and describing collections, preservation and access policies. For those involved in community history or family history – this seminar is not to be missed. Programme 10:30am – Welcome and introduction 11:00am – Caring for local and community archives presented by Christine Yeats 12:30pm – Lunch 1:15pm – Making the best use … Read More

Blue Mountains Historical Society – Meeting and Public Talk

Blue Mountains Historical Society

A message from the Blue Mountains Historical Society: On Saturday 3 February 2018, the first Blue Mountains Historical Society (BMHS) monthly meeting and public lecture for 2018 will feature a presentation entitled Voice of the Mountains – A History of Radio Station 2KA by noted Blue Mountains Historian and Researcher, John Lanser. The Voice of the Mountains, Station 2KA, first went on the air on September 7th, 1935 with studios and transmitter at Medlow Bath. Early in 1937 the studios … Read More

‘Cooks River – An Unnatural History’

City of Sydney Historical Association presents: ‘Cooks River –  An Unnatural History’  The Cooks River has been the subject of extensive pollution since settlement. The latest in a long line of human transformations that has affected the River concerns the inundation of unsightly plastics – but the river has been abused forever, with flotillas of human refuse that travel with the tides. One of the aims of heritage is to raise awareness of the River as a resource for the people of the … Read More

Yass & District Historical Society Inc Conference – ‘Whole Histories: keeping the stories alive’

Yass District Historical Society Inc invites you to join them for their 2018 Conference, Whole Histories: keeping the stories alive at St Clement’s Retreat and Conference Centre, Galong from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 March. The Conference will continue the theme of their April 2017 Conference, specifically examining Australian history in all its facets and its presentation to modern audiences through museums, seminars, technology, publications and the interaction between historians and family historians. Whole Histories features three keynote speakers: Dr … Read More

A new addition to the RAHS Flickr Page – Woodley – 1936 Album

Our latest addition to the RAHS Flickr page is a fascinating album of photographs donated to The Royal Australian Historical Society by Ray Woodley of Palmerston North, New Zealand in 2015. The album records a 1936 trip to Australia made by Ray’s uncle, Dave who lived in Wellington, New Zealand. Click here: Like a Facebook page today, the photos in this album show us the curated version of Dave’s trip as it was presented to friends and family. But … Read More


We are very pleased to be able to share our latest podcast uploaded to the RAHS YouTube Channel – Writing ‘New South Wales And The Great War’ with historian Dr Naomi Parry – Originally an RAHS Day Lecture, Naomi kindly took time to return to History House for this recording soon after. In this often moving presentation, Naomi discusses the impact of the First World War on the ordinary citizens of NSW, not just in the theatres of combat … Read More