NSW History Week 2014
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.
Australian Lebanese in the Great War : do we remember them?
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
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: email@example.com - Text or phone 0429 162 983.
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
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.
Exhibition of historic photographs sponsored by State Records
Read a range of full-text history
articles for an overview of the history of Lebanese settlement in
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
section of the Constitution for more details.