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The Royal Australian Historical Society and the Berrima District & Family History Society Inc presents: Women, Place & Your Community on Saturday 1 December.

Associate Professor Carol Liston (RAHS Senior Vice-President) will highlight the range of records now available online that can help researchers investigate land settlement in the Southern Highlands. The presentation by Billie Arnull (Library Information Services Officer, Wingecarribee Shire Council) will examine the resources available in the local studies collection at Bowral Municipal Library. Carol Liston will discuss the joint project she is undertaking with Dr Kathrine Reynolds on female convicts transported to NSW between 1801 and 1836. Christine Yeats (RAHS President) will delve into the largely forgotten history of silk growing in the late-nineteenth century and consider its links to the Southern Highlands.

The RAHS Regional Seminar program promotes the study, writing and dissemination of Australian history. It aims to develop historical expertise in the community that will support history and heritage projects. Women, Place & Your Community will offer participants practical advice on assessing key record sources, followed by a range of case studies on applying this to research projects.

When: Saturday 1 December, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Where: Henrietta Rose Room, Bowral Municipal Library, 18 Bendooley Street, Bowral
Cost: $20. Lunch and afternoon tea will be served.
Contact: or (02) 9247 8001