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NSW History Week 2014
Australian Lebanese in the Great War : do we remember them?

Gregory Melick We are privileged to have Aziz (Greg) Melick present our 2014 History Week Address. Supported by research from the archives of the ALHS and the Australian War Memorial, he will discuss the lead-up to the Great War and Gallipoli and remind us that the Australian Lebanese community were involved in the Australian armed forces and on the home front.

Aziz (Greg) Melick AO, RFD, SC is Senior Counsel based in Hobart who has also been a member of the Army Reserve since 1966. He has a keen interest in military history and is currently a Major General and the Head of Defence's Centenary of ANZAC Planning team.

Where: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
When: Saturday 6th September 2014, 1.30pm for 2pm. The address will be followed by light refreshments. Close at 4pm.
RSVP: All welcome - email: events@alhs.org.au - Text or phone 0429 162 983.

Sgt Walter Abotomey, Australian Lebanese ANZAC - AWM
Sgt. Walter Abotomey, Australian Lebanese ANZAC - AWM


Annual General Meeting for 2014 in Sydney - Saturday 8th November 2014

The 2014 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 8th November 2014 at History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney 1pm to 4pm. More details will be posted closer to the event.

The 2013 Annual General Meeting was held on 2nd November 2013 in Brisbane. Formal proceedings were followed by lunch of Lebanese food prepared by Queensland members. Then David Joseph presented an historical performance: Threads of Identity - which proved to be an exciting way of presenting history, using biographical sketches of his grandfathers, he put Australian history and the history of Lebanese settlement in Australia into a new light.

You can watch a version of David's presentation on YouTube


NEW BOOK Here to Stay: Lebanese in Toowoomba and South West Queensland

Purchase a copy of the Society's latest publication Here to Stay: Lebanese in Toowoomba and South West Queensland (edited by Anne Monsour), Coogee, NSW: ALHS, 2012, ISBN 9780958191241, paperback, 201 pages, index, illustrated.

Great Value at just $20 plus postage of $5.00. Copies of Here to Stay will be available for sale at all Society events, or you can order a copy by post or online.
See our Publications Order Page

Hanna Family business van from Toowoomba

This exciting new work explores the history of the Lebanese community who settled in and around the Queensland city of Toowoomba. Many Lebanese immigrants had settled in the area from the late 19th century and interviews with their 2nd and 3rd generation descenants show their deep attachment to the place their parents and grandparents chose to settle. The "Lebanese" are a significant presence in the area to which they have made a major contribution.


NEW ...... Index to Newsletters No. 1-35 (2000 - 2010)


Affiliations: The Society is affiliated with the Royal Australian Historical Society, Royal Historical Society of Qld., History Council of NSW, Oral History Association of Australia (NSW & Qld Branches) & the Society of Australian Genealogists.

Membership: is open to those of Lebanese descent, their families or anyone interested in the history of Lebanese settlement in Australia. Entrance Fee - $30, Annual subscription - $30 ($60 for first year). A Membership Application can be printed out here.

Newsletter: The Society posts a quarterly Newsletter to members. News, history and items of interest to members can be posted or emailed and will be considered for publication.

Feedback: The Society is always in interested in the views of those with an interest in the history of the Lebanese in Australia. Is there an aspect of the history that should be highlighted? Is there a contribution you would like to make? We'd love to hear from you.

Online Exhibition of historic photographs sponsored by State Records NSW.

Read a range of full-text history articles for an overview of the history of Lebanese settlement in Australia.

The Society aims to encourage scholarship in the history of Lebanese settlement in Australia by research, publications and regular events and meetings for members. See the Objectives section of the Constitution for more details.

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