The September issue of History Magazine is fast-approaching completion and will be ready in time for the 2019 RAHS Conference (which if you have not booked already, don’t forget bookings close on 9 September).
As well as Tamworth’s history, the Conference program features fascinating topics on the UNESCO Memory of the World project; managing local community and family collections; and early cinema and travelling picture showmen. Professor Martin Gibbs, whose research interests are in the historical and maritime archaeologies of the Australia-Pacific region, will be delivering the Lesley Muir keynote – Finding Convicts and Convict Sites: A Job For Professionals, Community, or Both?
A reminder also that the RAHS will be hosting another of our popular regional seminars in Orange on Saturday September 7. The topic is Digging Deeper Into Our History and will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn practical skills and strategies to conduct your own historical research. Bookings available online.
Our guest editor for this History Magazine, RAHS Councillor Peter Hobbins, has worked with historians to produce some fascinating articles that our readers are sure to enjoy. Peter has also been working tirelessly on An Intimate Pandemic: The Community Impact of Influenza in 1919. Coincidentally, he will also be a speaker at the 2019 Conference. His topic will explore some of the local and family histories that can be told using sources from the National Archives of Australia.
Book notes in this issue review publications supported by the Create NSW Cultural Grants Program (a devolved funding program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government).
And finally, RAHS Librarian Donna Newton returns for another edition of On the Shelf, which showcases some of the unique artefacts and sources the RAHS Library holds in its collection.
We hope you will enjoy this latest edition of History and we look forward to seeing you at the one of our RAHS events happening this September.