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Welcome to the FAHS website

The Federation was established in 1977, has eight constituent members, one in each state and territory, and is the national peak body representing the interests of about 1,000 historical societies and about 100,000 members throughout Australia. The FAHS:

communicates with governments and public officials to inform them about issues affecting historical societies and museums, and to advocate the interests of historical societies and museums.

provides, via the "Support" drop-down menu at the top of this page, access to a variety of guides and training materials to assist historical societies, including its guides to
        heritage identification and protection (formerly FAHS Heritage Handbook)
        heritage tourism
        cultural landscapes
        writing and publishing local history (2nd edition published 2017 by RHSV).
        disaster planning and recovery
        local history and schools' curriculum

publishes an E-Bulletin, a Newsletter, and a Message from the FAHS President

The Federation of Australian Historical Societies is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants program via the ACT Government.