Annual History Lecture

How have Australians thought of themselves as ‘neighbours’ in the Asia-Pacific region? Professor Heather Goodall will look at how many Australians have had the courage to cross borders – taking risks to build relationships across old borders and new borders, cultural borders and ethnic borders.

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Community Sporting Histories: Inclusion, Exclusion and Authority

History Council of NSW is proud to be collaborating with the Department of Modern History, Macquarie University on this symposium and film screening for History Week 2016.

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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.
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What’s On

RAHS Day Lecture: Yabba – Cricket’s Legendary Barracker

Join Richard Cashman and the RAHS in exploring an iconic Australian cricket personality: Yabba, a working-class man who become a celebrated barracker.

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Camden: Then and Now

Join the Camden Council Library as they recreate historical scenes in contemporary locations: a photo series that highlights change from past and present.

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Job: Assistant Curator, Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery seek Assistant Curator to provide research and curatorial support for exhibition programs. Applications close 12 August 2016.

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Job: Project Officer, Collections at Sydney Living Museums

Sydney Living Museums are looking for a Project Officer for their Collections and Access team. Applications close 2 August 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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