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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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.

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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‘Historic House Anarchist’ comes to Sydney

Franklin Vagnone, renowned historian and ‘Historic House Anarchist’, is coming to Sydney for two days of public programs and professional development.

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Samuel Marsden’s Neighbours – History Week talk

Miss Dr Matthew Allen’s History Week talk about the famous colonial figure, Samuel Marsden? Watch it here courtesy of the University of New England!

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History Week with The Oaks Historical Society Inc.

During History Week 2016, The Oaks Historical Society Inc. held a creative “pioneerscape” exhibition on the pioneer neighbours of their region.

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Courses with the NSW Writers’ Centre

The NSW Writers’ Centre have two writing courses in October 2016 perfect for historians, writers and family researchers of all skill levels.

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James Barnet’s Sydney City Legacy

Join Sydney Living Museums and curator Dr Charles Pickett for a special tour exploring Colonial Architect James Barnet’s legacy in Sydney.

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Open House at Historic Linnwood – 25 September

Friends of Linnwood invite all to an open house at Historic Linnwood, a heritage house in Western Sydney: Sunday 25 September 2016.

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Convict Footprints on Cockatoo Island

Convict Footprints is a unique ‘living history’ theatre production that tours guests through Cockatoo Island’s history using an interactive format!

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2016 PHA NSW & ACT Public History Prize – Call for entries

The Professional Historians Association NSW & ACT is calling for entries from students for the 2016 Public History Prize ($500)!

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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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