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Welcome to the FAHS website
The Federation was established in 1977, has eight constituent members, one in each state and territory, and is the national peak body representing the interests of about 1,000 historical societies and approaching 100,000 members throughout Australia. The FAHS:
communicates with governments and public officials to inform them about issues affecting historical societies and museums, and to advocate the interests of historical societies and museums.
provides, via the "Support" drop-down menu at the top of this page, access to a variety of guides and training materials to assist historical societies, including its guides to
heritage identification and protection (formerly FAHS Heritage Handbook)
how to publish historical materials (Publishing History).
disaster planning and recovery
FAHS operations and publications are funded by a grant from the Commonwealth Department of the Environment via the ACT Government.