The Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS), Australia’s oldest historical organisation founded in Sydney in 1901, promotes the study of Australian history. The Society organises events, produces publications and provides research advice and support to its membership network of individuals and local historical societies, with a particular focus on New South Wales local and community history.
Contexto geográfico y cultural
Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad
Administración de registros y políticas de recolección
Australian Local History, collection covers all towns in New South Wales.
The C H Bertie and Hugh Wright Memorial Library contains a valuable research collection of more than 60,000 items on Australian history. The collection includes publications, photographs, manuscripts, press clippings, ephemera, maps, journals, newsletters of our affiliated and other societies, a complete set of the Society’s Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, as well as Sands Directories and the NSW Statistical Registers.
Particular resources available on the RAHS website include:
An exploration the ways in which the first European crossings of the Blue Mountains were commemorated in 2013. One of the key characteristics was the importance of the spirit of Reconciliation, with the participation of the Darug and Gundungurra Aboriginal communities in many of the commemorative activities.
Beyond the Blue Mountains: Following the Road from Bathurst examines the history of New South Wales inland settlement and the ways in which this history is remembered.
The Osborne Collection: six albums containing over 320 photographs primarily of the City of Sydney, dating from the early 1920s to the late 1930s. The photographs are now fully digitised, indexed and available online.
Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones
Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. Closed public holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
Condiciones de acceso y requisitos
History House (133 Macquarie Street) is opposite the Royal Botanic Gardens, within easy walking distance from Wynyard, Circular Quay, Martin Place and St. James railway stations. Disability Access: Access to History House is also possible via Phillip Lane. There is a disabled toilet on the basement level and lift access to the auditorium and reception rooms. Please contact the RAHS for more information.