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Australian Lebanese Historical Society Inc.

Documenting the History of the Lebanese in Australia

Founded 2000

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About ALHS


An important motivation in establishing the Australian Lebanese Historical Society Inc. was the recognition by Australians of Lebanese descent that their parents and grandparents’ stories were largely absent from the Australian story and a realization that they needed to act to fill this gap.

Since its beginnings in 2000, the ALHS, which has members throughout Australia, has supported the recording and telling of the Australian/Lebanese story through its publications and exhibitions, developing its collection and organising events that showcase Australian Lebanese history.

Academics, family historians (professional and amateur), writers, and artists whose focus is the Lebanese/Australian experience are encouraged by the ALHS to share their work. 

Publications


Since its inception in 2000, the Australian Lebanese Historical Society Inc. has endeavoured to record and share the Australian Lebanese story through its publications which include several books and articles. Some of these are available for sale and some are available online. The Society also showcases other publications relevant to Australian Lebanese history.

Your Story


Tell us your story about your family and their settlement in Australia.
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Resources


The archives and historical collection of the ALHS is held at the National Library of Australia and is available to researchers.

See the guide to the collection here on the website.

Other resources of the ALHS include newsletters, photos, published books and articles, an oral history collection and links to other relevant historical societies and organisations.  

John Koorey speaking at History Week (NSW), 10 September 2016.

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The ALHS Collection


The archives and historical collection of the ALHS is held at the National Library of Australia and is available to researchers.

The ALHS seeks to increase its collection of photographs documenting Australian Lebanese history, including photographs of shops and businesses, family photographs, and photographs of objects with a connection to Lebanese heritage such as handiwork, cooking implements and furniture. Contributions are gratefully accepted.