AGM 2023

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of the Australian Lebanese Historical Society Inc., 2pm Saturday 20 May 2023.

ALHS Walking Tour – 29 April 2023

74 Hardgrave Street 74 Hardgrave Street, West End, QLD, Australia

‘A Continuous Thread – the Lebanese presence in West End and South Brisbane’ Join the Australian Lebanese Historical Society (ALHS) and historian and author Dr Anne Monsour for a walking tour of West End and South Brisbane highlighting the Lebanese presence, influence, and legacy since the 1880s. This fascinating walk uncovers stories of the ‘Syrian’ […]


Family History Workshop for ALHS Members

Meeting Room, Grange Library 79 Evelyn Street, Grange, Australia

Family History workshop, FREE for ALHS members, Saturday 22 April 2023, 10.30am to 12.30pm at Meeting Room, Grange Library, 79 Evelyn Street, The Grange.

Branches of the Cedar Tree: Lebanese on the NSW Far North Coast

  Book Launch Event Details Saturday 03 September | 11 AM- 1PM McKee’s Hill Hall, Bruxner Highway, McKees Hill For full details, please click here. Order Form for Branches of the Cedar Tree About the Book Branches of the Cedar Tree: Lebanese on the NSW Far North Coast – edited by Anne Thacker and published by the Australian […]

St Michael’s Melkite Cathedral: History, Faith and Fidelity

As the first non-Anglo-Celtic Church in Australia, this presentation will detail the 130 year history of St Michael’s Melkite Catholic Cathedral, starting with our ecclesiastical presence from its early beginnings in the late 19th century up to the present day. As a rich sanctuary of the Byzantine liturgical tradition that welcomed thousands of immigrants from Syria, Lebanon, […]

The 2020 inaugural competition for secondary school students investigating the Australian Lebanese story

Unfortunately, Covid-19 seriously disrupted the inaugural Australian Lebanese Historical Society Competition for Secondary School Students. During 2020, teachers right across Australia have had to do twice the preparation for classes during lockdown, when lessons went online, then back to the classroom, then back again online. Students, particularly Senior students, suffered more than the usual stress of […]


The ALHS held its 2020 AGM on Saturday 16 May 2020 via Zoom platform for video conferencing. Previous Board members, members, and Branch representatives participated in the AGM. Dr Anne Monsour, ALHS President, opened the AGM and presented her 2020 report to the participants. This was followed by the reports of the 2019 activities of the four […]


In 1897, the Worker (Brisbane) claimed ‘Stanley Street has become Syrian town’ where  ‘towel-capped merchants’, an ‘undesirable class of aliens’, establish ‘business stands in one of the leading thoroughfares of the city and under-sell white shopkeepers’ (20 February, p. 2). Dr Anne Monsour in order to dispel this misconception is undertaking the project, A CONTINUOUS […]

Far North Coast meeting of the Australian Lebanese Historical Society

We invite you to a special meeting of the Australian Lebanese Historical Society to commence a branch of the Society on the Far North Coast of NSW. We will also discuss commencing a project to collate the history of local Lebanese families and their activities. Date:               Saturday 23 March 2019 Time:               12.30pm Venue:            Lismore City […]

Australian Lebanese Family History Workshop

The Royal Australian Historical Society, Centre of Applied History (Macquarie University), and the History Council of NSW are partnering with the Australian Lebanese Historical Society to bring together people interested in Australian Lebanese family history. Do you want to research, record and tell your family story/stories? Come and hear Alissar Chidiac, Cecile Yazbek, Nola Bramble, […]


The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Lebanese Historical Society Inc. will be held at 11.30 sharp on 2 March 2019 at the Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Rd, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland. The AGM will be followed by a light lunch and then a guest speaker, Cecile Yazbek. Cecile, the author of four books, grew up […]

ALHS History Week 2018 screening

Join us to celebrate The History Council of NSW’s flagship festival History Week 2018: ‘Life and Death’ The Australian Lebanese Historical Society Inc. proudly presents ‘Where do we go now’ by Nadine Labaki Date: Sunday 9th September 2018 Venue: Blueberry Hill Room, Canterbury League Club, 26 Bridge Rd, Belmore Time: 2pm-5pm Ticket: $25 per person […]