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.

Through our Expertise

Run by members for members throughout the year, the Speaker Connect program links experts in their field with members of the community.

We provide services and programs which aim to build capacity within the history sector and showcase the importance of history.


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Value of History Statement

At the Annual History Lecture on 3 September 2019, Dr Stephen Gapps, President of the History Council of NSW, launched the Value of History Statement in New South Wales and called for its endorsement.  This follows the national announcement by the four History Councils of NSW, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria at the annual meeting of the Australian Historical Association held in Toowoomba on July 11.  The statement emphasises the value of studying the past and telling its stories.

For more information about the Value of History Statement, including how to endorse it, click here.
(You do not need to be a member of the HCNSW to endorse the Statement).



Featured Event

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Author Talk – Cathy Perkins on “The Shelf Life of Zora Cross”
7 & 18 November 2019

HCNSW member Cathy Perkins’ new book The Shelf Life of Zora Cross will be published on the 1st November 2019
by Monash University Publishing.

She has written a biography of Australian poet and journalist Zora Cross, who shot to literary fame in 1917 with a collection of erotic poetry.

Cathy Perkins will be in conversation about her book at the State Library of NSW on 7 November and at Gleebooks on 18 November.
(Bookings can be made via the links for each venue).

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