Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
Royal Australian Historical Society

About the charity

Charity size
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
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NSW fundraising number: 16736
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
Culture and arts
Main activities
  • Other education
  • Research
  • Grant-making activities
  • Other
    • organise events to promote Australian History, organise workshops to build history skills in the community, manage a nationally significant library collection, build online resources to promote Australian history, produce six publications a year on Australian History, manage a state-heritage listed building, provide a venue for history and not-for-profit community groups, administer an insurance scheme for over 370 affiliated organisations, produce an enewsletter that promotes history across the state, engage in fundraising activities for a project to ensure the long-term sustainability of History House (premises of organisation), strategic planning, governance activities,
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The Royal Australian Historical Society’s overall constitutional objective is the advancement of education in the field of Australian history. Its goals can be categorised into six main areas:

Educate - deliver educational programs and publications to members and the community about Australian history that:
– promotes the study, writing and dissemination of Australian history; and
– develops historical expertise in the community that supports history and heritage projects.

Inform - provide opportunities for Society members and the public to learn about the latest developments in community and local history and heritage through conferences, seminars, lectures, publications and digital based initiatives.

Support - provide services that support our affiliated societies in society management, and assist members to deliver projects that promote their local and community history.

Resources - acquire and preserve, for the use of the Society and the public, reference material in any medium considered by the RAHS Council to have a bearing on Australian history, and to maintain the library and History House as core resources that support the RAHS educational and research roles.

Advocacy - provide leadership to the broader community on history and heritage matters, in particular access to historical records and policies that impact the practice of local and community history.

Governance - meet all the legal, financial and statutory obligations of the Society and to uphold governance practices that ensure the longā€term sustainability of the Society at History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
New South Wales
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 2
  • Part time employees: 2
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 3.20
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 50

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?

Income and Expenses

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