About ALHS

The Australian Lebanese Historical Society Inc. aims to promote the study of the history of Lebanese settlement in Australia.

The objectives for which the Society is established are:

  1. To encourage and assist in the development of repositories of archives on the history of Lebanese migration to and settlement in Australia,
  2. To encourage and assist in the maintenance of the records and other documentary evidence of this history,
  3. To promote the study of and scholarship in the history of Lebanese migration to Australia,
  4. To promote the study of and publicise the contributions of the Lebanese community to Australian society,
  5. To subscribe or guarantee money for charitable or benevolent objects, or for any public, general or useful object as from time to time determined by the Board and approved by an Annual General Meeting,
  6. To take any gift or property whether subject to any special trust or not, for any one or more objects of the Society,
  7. To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects and the exercise of the powers of the Society.

To access the ALHS Constitution, please Click Here.

The Board of Directors for 2020 is:

  • Dr Anne Monsour (President)
  • Mounira Saad (Vice-President)
  • Antonia Simpson (Hon. Secretary)
  • Petronella Fakhry (Hon. Treasurer)
  • Theresa Sukkar (Membership Registrar)
  • Nissrine Khadra-Daher (Digital Media Officer)
  • Angela Melick (Public Officer)
  • Regina Henson
  • Thomas George
  • Anne Thacker
  • Gabrielle Saide (also regional ambassador for the Darling Downs)


The Annual General Meeting of the Society is held in the first part of each calendar year.

At the 2017 AGM, the Society launched a new logo, in anticipation of our 20th anniversary in 2020. The new logo was designed by Anne-Marie Wharrie and Danielle Wharrie.

With this rebranding, we encompass not only the preservation of our Lebanese culture but acknowledge the close connection the Lebanese have had to all Australians, most importantly, Indigenous Australians, since arriving in Australia from the 1800’s onwards.

Whilst the logo is a stylised representation, the colour red is common to all cultures and indicates vibrancy, generosity, inclusivity and adaptation.  These attributes define the Lebanese culture and are worthy of celebration by all of us.