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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Speaker Connect: new and improved!

The History Council of NSW is expanding its popular Speaker Connect program to take place throughout the year! Applications now open.

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Welcome to the History Council of NSW

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 more about us, our programs or membership.

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 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.
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Featured event

Sydney Writers’ Festival: Documenting Hardship
Thursday 25 May 2017, 3-4pm | FREE

Join us at the Sydney Writers’ Festival as winners of the 2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards – Ann McGrath, Stuart Macintyre and Tanya Evans – reveal to Caroline Butler-Bowdon how they have explored sensitive historical subjects.

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New museum for Western Sydney

The NSW Government and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences have announced plans to build a new museum in Parramatta.

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2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards: Shortlists announced

The State Library of NSW has announced works shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards across 11 prize categories. View the list here.

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Sydney Cemetery Adventures

Learn about Sydney’s cemeteries from City Historian, Dr Lisa Murray, at a special event hosted by Sutherland Library and presented by the History Council.

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Interpreting Memories: An Advanced Oral History Workshop

Oral History NSW and the State Library of NSW present an advanced workshop with oral historian Alistair Thomson on the interpretation and use of memories.

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Yaralla Estate Open Day

Join the City of Canada Bay Heritage Society for an open day at the grand Yaralla Estate, also known as the Dame Eadith Walker Convalescent Hospital.

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World War Two: The Canada Bay Connection

The City of Canada Bay Heritage Society invite you to hear local studies librarian David Sansome as he explores World War Two and the Canada Bay Connection.

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Access to Funding 2017 workshop

On 2 May, Museums and Galleries NSW will be hosting a workshop on access to funding and writing grant applications in Bathurst.

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Exhibition: Going the Distance at The Spit

From 27 April to 21 May, Mosman Library Service will be hosting an exhibition featuring items related to The Spit Amateur Swimming Club!

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Warren Fahey: Tales of Old Rookwood

Sydney Mechanic’s School of Arts and historian Warren Fahey celebrate the 150th anniversary of Rookwood Cemetery and its famous inhabitants: Tues 18 April.

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Charles Bean: Life and Work

Gordon Library launches the Australian Heritage Festival exhibition on the life and work of CEW Bean: war correspondent, historian and founder of the AWM.

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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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