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  • Title
    Royal Australian Historical Society : collection of photographs, prints, drawings, realia, and ephemera, ca. 1803, 1834-1968
  • Creator
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1803, 1834-1968
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    Prints - (printed)

    The Royal Australian Historical Society was founded in 1901. Initially named the Australian Historical Society, its aim was to document Australian history through research, writing, and collecting. Additionally, the Society sought to disseminate knowledge through public lectures, excursions, and publications. The Society's Journal was first published in 1906 and became a leading publication of its kind. Areas of interest included exploration, white settlement, political history, and public figures primarily in relation to New South Wales -- Reference : Much Writing, Many Opinions. The making of the Royal Australian Historical Society 1901 to 2001 / edited by A. James. Sydney, N.S.W.: The Society
  • Scope and Content
    Photographs of Sydney metropolitan district; New South Wales and Canberra; Expeditions and scientific experiments; Individual portraits; Group portraits; material relating to Indigenous Australians; Illustrative material (such as prints, drawings, paintings, and ephemera); Frank Walker collection of photonegatives, albums, and realia
  • System of arrangement
    Arranged by subject and format. This collection comprises 77 record series. You may navigate to a more detailed description of each series from this collection record. ¶By subject series
  • General note

    See also previously catalogued items:
    Adelheid. Watercolour (XV*/Ship/Adel/1)
    S.S. Argyle. Watercolour (V*/Ships/Argy/1)
    A.J. Foster collection of photonegatives (ON 146)
    The founding of Australia, 1788 / A. Talmage (XVI/1788/3)
    Newcastle from the Dyke, 1904 / M. Vaniman (XVIB/Newc/1904/1)
    [Sydney Harbour, 1879] Watercolour / P.E. Reynolds (XVI/1879/3)
    View of Yerba Buena Cove and the business district of San Francisco (P*108)
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