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

Past speakers

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.

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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Dr. Kevin Smith on The Sinking of the Corvette HMAS ARMIDALE on 1st December, 1942

By on December 13, 2016
Dr. Kevin Smith on The Sinking of the Corvette HMAS ARMIDALE on 1st December, 1942

The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents Dr. Kevin Smith on The Sinking of the Corvette HMAS ARMIDALE on 1st December, 1942 HMAS ARMIDALE (Lt Cmdr Richards) was sunk in the Arafura Sea by enemy aircraft on 1st December 1942 while on a mission from Darwin to Betano Bay in Timor. She […]

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David Cooper on The Battle of Antietam in the American Civil War

By on November 21, 2016
David Cooper on The Battle of Antietam in the American Civil War

The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents David Cooper – committee member of the Civil War Chapter of NSW – on the Battle of Antietam in the American Civil War.

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Air Vice Marshal Bob Treloar AO (RAAF retd.) on Helicopters in Vietnam

By on September 25, 2016
Air Vice Marshal Bob Treloar AO (RAAF retd.) on Helicopters in Vietnam

The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents Air Vice Marshal Bob Treloar AO (RAAF retd.) on Helicopters in Vietnam   The presentation will be accompanied by an extensive collection of graphic material dealing with the role of helicopters generally in the Vietnam War and the Australian use of the Bell UH-1 (Huey) […]

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Mr. Brad Manera on The Battle of Fromelles through the eyes of Private Walter Eyles, 54th Battalion AIF

By on September 25, 2016
Mr. Brad Manera on The Battle of Fromelles through the eyes of Private Walter Eyles, 54th Battalion AIF

Mr Brad Manera – Senior Historian and Curator at Anzac Memorial, Sydney – on The Battle of Fromelles through the eyes of Private Walter Eyles, 54th Battalion AIF.

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Mr. Clinton Reilly on The Battle of Rorke’s Drift

By on September 24, 2016
Mr. Clinton Reilly on The Battle of Rorke’s Drift

The Battle of Rorke’s Drift was remarkable in that a British force outnumbered approximately 40:1 was able to survive and beat off the attack, while at the prior Battle of Isandlwana a British force outnumbered 20:1 was wiped out.

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Benjamin Howell on The Battle of the Three Emperors – Austerlitz

By on September 21, 2016
Benjamin Howell on The Battle of the Three Emperors – Austerlitz

The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents Benjamin Howell on The Battle of the Three Emperors – Austerlitz The Battle of Austerlitz was the zenith of Napoleon’s star which was fought December 2, 1805 (the first anniversary of his Coronation as Emperor of the French), and marked the climactic end of the […]

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