Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge

Bill Phippen: Building of the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge (COSHA)

Bill Phippen presents recently rediscovered photographs from the completion of the Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge in 1889, for the City of Sydney Historical Association, held at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts

ASCCA 2020 Online Conference – Living Your Best Online Life

In 2020, ASCCA is moving its annual conference online and embracing the theme of ‘Living your best online life’.
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Friends in Conversation - Libby Christie (Friends of the Australian Ballet)

We are excited to introduce Friends in Conversation, a series of talks for 2020, our first being with Libby Christie, Executive Director of The Australian Ballet. 
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Lunar New Year Traditions and Memories (CAHS)

Apart from Chinese, the Lunar New Year is celebrated by many other Asian communities. CAHS hosts a panel of speakers from Vietnam, Korea, and Malaysia to talk about the Lunar New Year traditions and customs celebrated by their families and communities, and their memories.

1279th OGM, Jak Kelly Award Lecture and Christmas Party [Royal Society of NSW]

1279th OGM, Jak Kelly Award Lecture and Christmas Party
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‘Jane and D’Arcy-Folly is not always Folly’ (City of Sydney Historical Association - COSHA)

Did Jane Austen (1775-1817) have an Australian connection? In ‘Jane & D’Arcy’, Australian author Wal Walker makes this groundbreaking claim.
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Seminar 2019: Moving into the Future [AMISA]

AMISA invites you to attend their Moving into the Future Seminar on 26 September.
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The Holtermann Collection (City of Sydney Historical Association - COSHA)

Patrick Dodd from the Mitchell Library reveals the fascinating story behind the Holtermann Collection and show us some of the fascinating images from that time.
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From Chop Suey to Chinoiserie Chic (Chinese Heritage Association of Australia - CHAA)

Dr Kathie Blunt takes us on a memorable tour of discovery of Chinese influence across the Australian cultural landscape from the colonial era to the present.

In Conversation: Chinese Australian Memories and Stories (Chinese Australian Historical Society - CAHS)

Special guest Margaret Yung Kelly, President of the Australia-China Friendship Society NSW Inc, will share some of her stories growing up in Shanghai during the 1930s, and her life in Australia since the 1950s.
Keith Potger for Sydney Folk Festival

Sydney Folk Festival 16-18th Aug [Folk Federation of NSW]

The Sydney Folk Festival is coming to Pitt Street from 16-18 August with headliners like Eric Bogle, loads of well-known local talent and a commitment to supporting the next generation of performers. Buy your tickets now.
Keith Potger for Sydney Folk Festival

Sydney Folk Festival 16-18th Aug [Folk Federation of NSW]

The Sydney Folk Festival is coming to Pitt Street from 16-18 August with headliners like Eric Bogle, loads of well-known local talent and a commitment to supporting the next generation of performers. Buy your tickets now.
Keith Potger for Sydney Folk Festival

Sydney Folk Festival 16-18th Aug [Folk Federation of NSW]

The Sydney Folk Festival is coming to Pitt Street from 16-18 August with headliners like Eric Bogle, loads of well-known local talent and a commitment to supporting the next generation of performers. Buy your tickets now.
Black and white photograph of visitors in front of Taronga Zoo at its opening.

Guy Cooper — Taronga Park Zoo: A History (COSHA)

City of Sydney Historical Association (COSHA) hosts Guy Cooper for a talk about the history of Taronga Park Zoo.
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Her Mother's Daughter — Nadia Wheatley (CITY OF SYDNEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

More than just a memoir, Her Mother’s Daughter is a social history of the challenges many Australian women faced in their careers and marriages during the first half of the 20th century.
By Muscle of Man and Horse (COSHA)

By Muscle of Man and Horse (CITY OF SYDNEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

Bill Phippen, civil engineer, long term admirer of the City Railway and at that time manager of the Australian Railway Historical Society archives will describe the history of Sydney's underground railway.
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David Hunt — Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia (COSHA for Australian Heritage Festival)

Girt is four parts narrative Australian history and one part satire and encourages even readers with no knowledge of Australian history to read and enjoy.

Amateur Strings Workshop (Strings at St Albans )

Event Organiser: Strings at St Albans  A weekend of camaraderie and music in the beautiful Macdonald Valley, just…