City of Sydney Historical Association
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City of Sydney Historical Association (COSHA)

Formed in 2000 with the aim of increasing awareness and appreciation of the history of the City of Sydney,

COSHA aims to make our history more accessible. COSHA regularly organises guided walks, lectures and tours of historic sites and buildings.


SATURDAY 14th October

1:30pm: Annual General Meeting

2.00pm: Guest Speaker - Cathy Dunn

"Law and Order in Sydney 1788 - 1800"

Historian Cathy Dunn will review some of the cases brought before the Court and Magistrate's Bench in Sydney, their outcomes and punishments. Matters include theft, drinking, rape, escape and debts. Colonial sentences consisted of lashes, executions, transportations to Norfolk Island and others. Discover where the records are available for researchers.

Venue: Treasury Rooms, Sydney Town Hall
$3 Members $6 Visitors No bookings required