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We Value History

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. From the history makers to the history thinkers, help us continue to keep history alive in New South Wales by supporting the ‘Value of History’.

What’s On

The latest announcements, events, opportunities and projects from the History Council of NSW and its members. Become a member and share your history news.

Click the button below to access our Events Calendar.

Credit (left): Three women on deck of a ship at Anniversary Regatta February 1937, Sam Hood Collection part II, courtesy State Library NSW

About Us

The History Council of New South Wales (HCNSW) was established in 1995.  It is a not-for-profit membership association and a registered charity.  It is supported by Create NSW through an annual grant under the Arts & Cultural Development Program, individual members and through partnerships with large cultural organisations.

For more information about Membership, click here.

Join Us

A not-for-profit association run for the benefit of its members, we provide services and programs, which aim to build capacity within the history sector and showcase the importance of history, and we actively seek the input of our members on our General Council, Executive and associated sub-committees.

There are two types of membership that we offer for individuals and organisations.

What we do

The HCNSW believes that History shapes the present and the future. It fosters the practice of history in all its forms. Learn more about our programs and services.


Annual History Awards winners announced!

Check out our Winners page via the link below.

2023 Annual History Lecture recording now available!

Great news – a recording of our 2023 Annual History Lecture, featuring Thomas Mayo, is now available on our Podcast page, accessed via the button below.  You can also find it on Spotify and Apple podcasting services, along with other HCNSW recordings.



Speaker Connect Outreach Program


Our community loves history! These programs offer a great variety and opportunity for learning for our local community.

- Speaker Connect Host Organisation 2020

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