Annual History Lecture 2016

History Council of NSW proudly presented its Annual History Lecture, delivered by Professor Heather Goodall at The Mint on Wednesday. Here’s a wrap up!

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Did you participate in History Week 2016? Let us know what you thought of it and enter the chance to win a subscription to Inside History Magazine!


Welcome to the History Council of NSW

Welcome to the History Council of New South Wales

We are the peak body in NSW for historical organisations and those interested and concerned about the past. We give history a voice.

In successfully pursuing our goals in the five key areas of advocacy, awareness, encouraging diversity, rewarding excellence and outreach, we aim to ensure that history in all its forms is a part of life, in policy and in practice, throughout NSW. Find out about us, our General Council or Awards and Prizes.

History Week 2016: Neighbours

Now in it’s 19th year and our flagship event, History Week, engages a range of audiences by showcasing the rich, diverse history being produced by organisations and individuals across the state. Each year, our members collaborate to host events that explore a particular theme in a variety of formats. From talks to exhibitions, tours to online engagement, there is something for everyone. Download the full program (pdf 2.6MB) or find out more.

2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist announced

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for the Arts Mitch Fifield today announced 30 books shortlisted for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
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False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II

The Australian National Maritime Museum and Stephen Robinson reveal WWII Nazi 'pirates' attacked Australian harbours and sunk unsuspecting merchant ships.
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New State Records NSW Exhibition: Windows into Wartime

A new exhibition, Windows into Wartime, is opening at the State Records NSW and touring New South Wales.
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Northern Rivers Historical Societies Zone Conference

Save the date for the 2017 Northern Rivers Historical Societies Zone Conference, held by Richmond River Historical Society: Sat 6 May 2017.
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The Conscription Conflict and the Great War

Monash University Publishing launch The Conscription Conflict and the Great War, a volume edited by Robin Archer, Joy Damousi, Murray Goot and Sean Scalmer.
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The Death of Charles Dickens and the Mystery of Edwin Drood

Join writer Walter Mason at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts for a talk on the death of Charles Dickens and his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
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Rediscovering Bill Constable: Ballet’s Lost Designer

Join Olga Sezneva and the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts to rediscover the forgotten genius of set designer and artist William (Bill) Constable.
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Community Sporting Histories – Macquarie University student essays

Macquarie University students share their thoughts on the Community Sporting Histories symposium held in honour of History Week 2016.
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History Week with The Port of Yamba Historical Society Inc.

Lesley Pickering, from The Port of Yamba Historical Society Inc., recounts their History Week 2016 Speaker Connect talk on Australia's Antarctic empire.
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Why didn’t the Dutch claim Australia?

Join Fairfield City Museum & Gallery for the opening of an exhibition on Dutch navigator Dirk Hartog's exploration and recording of Australia's west coast.
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There are two ways to support the work of the History Council of NSW – become a member and/or donate.

The History Council of NSW offers membership benefits including special ticket offers, promotional support, professional development and networking events, the opportunity to register an event for History Week, and more.

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