Welcome to the History Council of NSW

History Week 2017: Pop!

The History Council of NSW is delighted to announce the theme for History Week 2017 is popular culture!

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History Council of NSW secures 2017 funding

The History Council of NSW is delighted to announce it has been successful in its application for 2017 funding from the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

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History Week 2016 report

The History Council of NSW’s History Week 2016 report is now available. Thanks to all who participated!

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Welcome to the History Council of New South Wales

Our vision is to ensure that history, in all its diverse forms, is an important part of the cultural life of the people and communities of New South Wales.

We aim to achieve this by pursuing our goals in the five key areas: advocacy, awareness, diversity, excellence and outreach. Find out about us, our General Council, Awards and Prizes or Speaker Connect program.

History Week 2017: Pop!

Now in it’s 20th 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 New South Wales.

History Week 2017 invites members to celebrate popular culture across the decades, investigate its construction and analyse its impact on communities and individuals. Find out more.


Sydney Cemeteries field-guide now available

City of Sydney Historian, Dr Lisa Murray, has recently released a fantastic field-guide to Sydney's cemeteries, published by NewSouth Books.
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A Home Away From Home: Exploring Fairfield City’s Multicultural Clubs

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery host an exhibition on the formation and evolution of multicultural clubs and their place in Australian social history.
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Painful memories: interviewing survivors of trauma

Oral History NSW explores the practice of interviewing survivors of trauma to aid understanding of the history of disasters, wars and epidemics.
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Creative live/work space: City of Sydney

The City of Sydney have opened applications for the William Street Creative Live/Work Spaces within the City’s Creative Spaces Program.
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A History of Tattoos in Australia: Liverpool City Library

Join the Liverpool City Library for a unique talk on the history of tattoos in Australia by leading artist Rhys Gordon of the Little Tokyo tattoo studio.
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City of Parramatta Council: Request for Quotation

The City of Parramatta Council are seeking individuals or groups to investigate, confirm and document elements of Parramatta's history: apps. close 24Nov16.
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History Week 2017: Pop!

The History Council of NSW is excited to announce the theme for History Week 2017 is 'popular culture'. History Week 2017: Pop! 2-10 September 2017.
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Deathly Neighbours at Ashfield Library

During History Week 2016, Ashfield Library hosted City Historian Dr Lisa Murray for a unique talk as part of our Speaker Connect series: listen now!
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Museum of Sydney: Demolished Sydney

This summer the Museum of Sydney will host Demolished Sydney, an exhibition exploring the buildings that once shaped the city’s skyline: Nov 2016-April 2017.
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Job: Historian/Heritage Consultant – GML Heritage

GML Heritage are advertising for a Historian/Heritage Consultant to join their Sydney team full-time. Applications close Wednesday 16 November 2016.
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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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