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Newsletter

The FAHS Newsletter is published approximately twice annually and is sent to historical societies within Australia by e-mail. It is primarily focused on the activities of the FAHS and its constituent member societies, but also contains articles from further afield of relevance to Australian historical societies.

The FAHS also publishes an E-Bulletin which is published more frequently and focuses on items and events of more immediate interest.

If your historical society is not already our e-mail distribution list for the E-Bulletin and the Newsletter, and would like to be on it, please let us know by e-mail.

No. 39     December 2013

From the President

Feature article: The future of history and heritage in schools

Good news stories from historical societies
    Great Lakes Historical Society and Museum, Tuncurry (NSW)
    The Mary Valley Heritage Railway (QLD - Gympie’s Mary Valley Rattler back on track
    Marysville Historical Society (VIC) - great reviews on travel website, Tripadvisor

FAHS AGM 2013

News from our constituent organisations
    Canberra and District Historical Society - symposium - 'Hidden Histories and 'Back Stories'
    History South Australia - renaming "City of Adelaide"
    Royal Australian Historical Society - relationship building
    Royal Historical Society of Queensland - Centenary Year
    Royal Historical Society of Victoria - RHSV artworks and manuscripts collections
    Royal Western Australian Historical Society - legwork for a new Museum display
    Tasmanian Historical Research Association - Female Convicts Research Centre

What is hiding in your cupboard? - hidden treasures in Australian historical societies

Nominations for FAHS Merit Awards 2014

A gentle reminder

A final quote - Oscar Wilde

No. 38     August 2013

National online heritage portal for Australia

No. 37     May 2013

From the President

Feature article: Canberra’s Foundation & Naming Ceremony - a personal experience

Good news stories from historical societies
    Queanbeyan (NSW) and District Historical Museum Society - “The Way We Wore” an exhibition of       bridal gowns
    Maryborough (QLD) Historical Society - Society battles back after the floods with first exhibit
    The York (WA) Research and Archival Centre - new home for the York Archives

News from our constituent organisations
    Canberra and District Historical Society - Centenary Canberra Day Oration
    History South Australia - History Festival - May 2013
    Royal Australian Historical Society - bicentenary of Blue Mountains Crossings
    Royal Historical Society of Queensland - centenary year of the Royal Society of Queensland
    Royal Historical Society of Victoria - RHSV Pioneer Register
    Royal Western Australian Historical Society - WA Heritage Awards announced
    Tasmanian Historical Research Association - “The ambitions of Jane Franklin: Victorian lady       adventurer”

Can you help? Looking for teachers and/or pupils - Were you at Telopea Park School before       December 1938?

World History Association Symposium - Fremantle, 3-5 October 2013

Nominations for FAHS Merit Awards 2013

A gentle reminder - about forwarding to your members

A final quote - Winston Churchill

No. 36     December 2012

From the President

Community Heritage Portal - Report from the Coordinator

Obituary:  Dr Marita Bardenhagen

Report from the FAHS AGM - including announcement of Fellowship Awards

Good news stories from historical societies
    Berrima District Historical and Family History Society (NSW)
    2012 Community Heritage Grant Recipients announced

News from our constituent organisations
    Canberra and District Historical Society - "Kookaburras, Parliaments and Much More"
    Historical Society of the Northern Territory - Stuart 150th anniversary celebration
    History South Australia - significant discovery of Aboriginal photographs
    Royal Australian Historical Society - 200 years since European crossings of Blue Mountains
    Royal Historical Society of Queensland - recent events
    Royal Historical Society of Victoria - studying for Advanced Diploma in Local History, Oxford       University
    Royal Western Australian Historical Society - significance assessment of the RWAHS Costume       Collection

Can you help? Looking for teachers and/or pupils - Celebrating Canberra’s bush schools

Nominations for FAHS Merit Awards 2013

A gentle reminder - about forwarding to your members

A final quote - Marcus Garvey

No. 35     May 2012

From the President

Obituary:  Emeritus Professor A.G.L. Shaw OA

Feature Article:  Website development - Royal Historical Society of Queensland

Good news stories from historical societies
    Warracknabeal and District Historical Society’s Wheatland Warehouse (Vic)
    Coalfield Heritage Group, Kurri Kurri, Edgeworth David Museum (NSW) - Roll of Honour

News from our constituent organisations
    Canberra and District Historical Society - Canberra Day Oration - with Stanley Melbourne Bruce
    Historical Society of the Northern Territory - John McDouall Stuart 150th Anniversary
    History South Australia - Bravest of the Brave: South Australians awarded the Victoria Cross
    Royal Australian Historical Society - Dr. Lesley Muir OAM appointed Fellow of the RAHS
    Royal Historical Society of Victoria - two new exhibitions, and 85th birthday celebration for Hugh       Anderson
    Royal Western Australian Historical Society - Angove Street festival, and annual secondhand       booksale

Historical Society Odd Spot - Logos and mottoes

Nominations for FAHS Merit Awards 2012

A gentle reminder - about forwarding to your members

A final quote - from Cicero

No. 34     December 2011

From the President

Feature Article:  Back from the Brink - Saving an historical society - Maitland & District Historical Society (NSW)

Good news stories from historical societies
    Esperance Bay Historical Society (WA) - new maritime section of Museum
    Kew Historical Society (VIC) - how they saved their historic Courthouse

Report from the FAHS AGM - including Presentation of Awards 2010 and 2011

News from our constituent organisations
    Canberra and District Historical Society - CDHS Spring Fair and Open Day
    Historical Society of the Northern Territory - 100 years of Commonwealth administration of the NT
    History South Australia - SA State History Conference and ACPHA Conference, 5-7 August
    Royal Australian Historical Society - RAHS State History Conference, 28-30 October
    Royal Historical Society of Queensland - Daphne Mayo Sculpture Exhibition, 4 Nov - 15 Jan
    Royal Historical Society of Victoria - Victorian Community History Awards, 20 October
    Royal Western Australian Historical Society - RWAHS exhibition at Royal Perth Show, 1-8 October
    Tasmanian Historical Research Association - 2011 Eldershaw Memorial Lecture

Historical Society Odd Spot - Logos and crests

Nominations for FAHS Merit Awards 2012

A gentle reminder - about forwarding to your members

A final quote - from Tolstoy

No. 33     May 2011

From the President

Feature articles: The January floods - two stories
    Royal Historical Society of Queensland
    Charlton Golden Grains Museum, Charlton, Victoria

Disaster planning and recovery

Appeal for assistance: the East Perth Cemeteries Project

Good news stories from historical societies
    Nepean Historical Society, Sorrento, Victoria

News from our constituent organisations
    Canberra and District Historical Society
    Historical Society of the Northern Territory
    History South Australia
    Royal Australian Historical Society
    Royal Historical Society of Queensland
    Royal Historical Society of Victoria
    Royal Western Australian Historical Society
    Tasmanian Historical Research Association

Presentation of Awards 2010

Nominations for Merit Awards 2011

A gentle reminder

No. 32     December 2010

From the President

FAHS Annual General Meeting, Albany, WA, 10 Sep 2010

Annual Report of the President 2009-2010

Featured State – Western Australia
    WA Affiliated Societies State History Conference, Albany, 11-12 Sep 2010<
    Albany Historical Society
    Carnamah Historical Society
    A Galaxy of Past Presidents of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society

Good news stories from historical societies
    ABC Best Regional Museum Award – Richmond River Historical Society
    Cohuna and District Historical Society

Review of Protection of Movable Cultural heritage Act – 1986 – summary of report

Need advocacy support? - Why not ask the Federation?

No. 31     June 2010

From the President

Feature article – The National History Curriculum and local historical societies and museums

Heritage identification and protection – revision of FAHS Heritage Handbook

Obituary – Ronald Thomas Winch (OAM) 1921 - 2010

News from constituent members
    Canberra and District Historical Society
    Historical Society of the Northern Territory
    History Trust of South Australia
    Royal Australian Historical Society
    Royal Historical Society of Queensland
    Royal Historical Society of Victoria
    Royal Western Australian Historical Society
    Tasmanian Historical Research Association

Need advocacy support? - Why not ask the Federation?

A gentle reminder

No. 30     December 2009

From the President
    Serving and promoting local history and heritage
    Two other pieces of good news

2009 Annual General Meeting, Brisbane, 23 - 25 Oct 2009
    Visits to historical sites in Brisbane
        Old Government House
        The Commissariat Store
        State Library of Queensland – John Oxley Library
        Queensland Art Gallery ¦ Gallery of Modern Art
    Report of meeting
        Annual general meeting
        Annual Report of the President – 2008/09
        Quarterly meeting

Feature article – History and Heritage – who should care?

Issues of concern for historical societies
    Insurance cover for historical societies
    Proposed national curriculum
    Closure of National Archives of Australia offices
    Online Australian Historical Societies Support Group
    Disaster planning for historical societies
    Storing collections in high bushfire risk areas
    National Cultural Policy discussion

News from constituent members
    Canberra and District Historical Society
    Historical Society of the Northern Territory
    History Trust of South Australia
    Royal Australian Historical Society
    Royal Historical Society of Queensland
    Royal Historical Society of Victoria
    Royal Western Australian Historical Society
    Tasmanian Historical Research Association

No. 29     May 2009

From the President                                                                           

Recent Federation activities                                                                 

Reports from the states and territories                                               
    Report on bushfire affected historical societies (RHSV)                 
    Photo: Mary Kenealy at the Marysville Historical Society site       
    Appeal for historical materials to historical societies and members
    Canberra and District Historical Society                                          
    Historical Society of the Northern Territory                                    
    Royal Australian Historical Society                                                 
    Royal Western Australian Historical Society                                   
    Tasmanian Historical Research Association                                    
    Royal Historical Society of Queensland                                          

Photos: Annual Meeting, Sydney, 21 September 2008                        

Annual Report of the President – 2007/08
                                          
$60 million for heritage projects on World Heritage Day                 

To ‘the end of the earth’ for a silk newspaper

No. 28     Aug 2008

No. 27     Dec 2007

No. 26     Apr 2007

No. 25     Dec 2006

No. 24     Jul 2006

No. 23     Mar 2006

No. 22     Dec 2005