This year’s theme for the Royal Australian Historical Association conference is ‘Finding Lost Places, Lost People’. The website for the upcoming conference in Cowra NSW is now online and bookings are open! Browse the conference program, choose your conference history tours, and start planning a fantastic weekend in Cowra in October.
Uncovering hidden stories helps us better understand the past and can challenge our understanding of how the present came to be. Historical societies have an important role to play in ensuring that their communities’ history does not get lost and that members of the broader community can find out about their work so that they too can learn and contribute to this history. Lost communities can be remembered and found through written archival records, photographs and voice recordings. The digital revolution is increasing accessibility to records and providing more tools to reach a wider geographical and demographical audience.
Explore these topics, learn skills that will support your history projects and enjoy opportunities to network and share histories with RAHS members and friends.
Image: 3,000 turkeys being ushered over the Cowra Bridge in April 1950, courtesy of Cowra & District Historical Society.