Speaker Connect

During History Week 2016 the History Council of NSW is once again offering the Speaker Connect program, which aims to connect professional and academic historians with suburban and regional organisations.

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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

ABC’s Restoration Australia is looking for projects to film

The ABC’s Restoration Australia, produced by Fremantle Media, is currently looking for historically significant projects to film for their 2016 series.

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Aboriginal trackers in New South Wales

Dr Michael Bennett will highlight a history of Aboriginal trackers during a talk presented by Randwick and District Historical Society.

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Million Dollar Mermaid: Annette Kellerman at the Powerhouse Museum

An exhibition about the Australian celebrity swimmer Annette Kellerman set to open at the Powerhouse Museum in August 2016.

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State Library of NSW: DX Lab

The State Library of NSWs’ DX Lab have been conducting fascinating experiments with the Library’s data and rich collections.

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Support Us

There are two ways to support the work of the History Council of NSW – become a member and/or donate.

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

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