The Military History Society of NSW is for those interested in military history from ancient and modern times from NSW, Australia and the globe.

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Monthly lectures are available free to members and guests. Featuring renowned speakers from Australian defence and security organisations, universities, other historical societies and “think tanks”, these insightful topics provide great depth into conflicts and period of history of historical military importance.

Craig Collie on Code Breakers: Inside the shadow world of signals intelligence in Australia’s two Bletchley Parks

By on October 21, 2017
Craig Collie on Code Breakers: Inside the shadow world of signals intelligence in Australia’s two Bletchley Parks

The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents Code Breakers: Inside the shadow world of signals intelligence in Australia’s two Bletchley Parks The Brigadier E. J. H. (John) Howard CBE Commemorative Lecture for 2017 Craig Collie is the author of the highly acclaimed The Path of Infinite Sorrow: The Japanese on the Kokoda Track […]

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Interrupting a hybrid war: new perspectives on Australia’s military involvement in East Timor in 1999

By on September 13, 2017
Interrupting a hybrid war: new perspectives on Australia’s military involvement in East Timor in 1999

The Military History Society of NSW presents Associate Professor Bob Breen on: Interrupting a hybrid war: new perspectives on Australia’s military involvement in East Timor in 1999.

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Mr Robert Muscat on: Did America win the War of Independence or did Britain lose the American colonies?

By on August 15, 2017
Mr Robert Muscat on: Did America win the War of Independence or did Britain lose the American colonies?

The Military History Society of NSW presents Mr Robert Muscat on: Did America win the War of Independence or did Britain lose the American colonies?

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Forensic anthropology and archaeology in the identification of battlefield remains

By on July 11, 2017
Forensic anthropology and archaeology in the identification of battlefield remains

The Military History Society of NSW presents Dr Denise Donlon curator of the Shellshear Museum of Physical Anthropology on forensic anthropology and archaeology in the identification of battlefield remains.

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Retired Lieutenant Colonel Peter Sweeney RFD on Rabaul – World War I and II

By on June 16, 2017
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Peter Sweeney RFD on Rabaul – World War I and II

The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents Retired Lieutenant Colonel Peter Sweeney RFD on Rabaul – World War I and II   The speaker at our next meeting on 3 June will be retired Lieutenant Colonel Peter Sweeney RFD with a presentation titled “Rabaul WWI & WWII”. Prior to the start of […]

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Noel Phelan on the Japanese Mini-Submarine Attack on Sydney Harbour

By on May 15, 2017
Noel Phelan on the Japanese Mini-Submarine Attack on Sydney Harbour

The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents Noel Phelan from the Australian National Maritime Museum on The Japanese Mini-Submarine Attack on Sydney Harbour On 29 May 1942 five large Japanese I class submarines rendezvoused some 35 nautical miles northeast of the entrance to Sydney Harbour. Before daylight the next morning an E14Y […]

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Mike Carlton on the cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan

By on April 11, 2017
Mike Carlton on the cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan

The Military History Society of NSW presents Mike Carlton on The cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan. In 1924 the grand old battle cruiser HMAS Australia I, once the pride of the nation, was sunk off Sydney Heads. She had saved Australia from a German attack in the Pacific in World War I, but after the war she was a victim in the race to disarm.

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Robert Muscat on The Great Siege of Malta 1565 – “the clash of sword and scimitar”

By on March 20, 2017
Robert Muscat on The Great Siege of Malta 1565 – “the clash of sword and scimitar”

The Military History Society of NSW presents Robert Muscat on The Great Siege of Malta 1565 – “the clash of sword and scimitar”. The speaker is Robert Muscat, recent Council member of the Society and secondary school principal with over thirty years in the education field.

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Lieutenant Colonel David Deasey RFD on Australian involvement in the Guerrilla War Phase of the Boer War

By on February 19, 2017
Lieutenant Colonel David Deasey RFD on Australian involvement in the Guerrilla War Phase of the Boer War

The Military History Society of NSW presents Lieutenant Colonel David Deasey RFD (Retd) on Australian involvement in the Guerrilla War Phase of the Boer War.

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Mr Clinton Reilly on The Longbow and the Gunpowder Revolution

By on January 20, 2017
Mr Clinton Reilly on The Longbow and the Gunpowder Revolution

The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents Mr Clinton Reilly on The Longbow and the Gunpowder Revolution. A Study in Military Innovation: with reference to the battles of Agincourt, Patay, Cerignola and Bicocca. We have all heard of the legendary power of the English Longbow and how, in the opinion of some […]

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