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 Events

Through building knowledge

Through networking & learning from others

We live History

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


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Featured events

A Social History of the Impact of the Great War in NSW

Saturday, 10 November, 2018 (1.00-2.30pm)

Lionel Bowen Library, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra

Commemorating 100 years since the armistice ending World War One, join historian and author Dr Naomi Parry as she explores the social impact of the war to end all wars.

Dr Parry explores the effects of the war on both returned soldiers and the wider population of New South Wales. How was the population of Randwick involved? Her insights and analysis are drawn from her recent book, New South Wales and the
Great War

This is a joint talk held by the Randwick and District Historical Society and Randwick City Library.

Further information available on the Randwick City Library site.

Member advantage (exclusively for members and member organisations)

We connect emerging and established history professionals with community and local government organisations across NSW.

Speaker Connect provides speakers with paid professional speaking opportunities and hosts with high quality speakers and publicity support.

Whether an exciting and thought provoking talk on Australian history, or a professional development workshop, our program is a great chance to develop professional skills and raise the profile of history.

A Sense of Place: Panel Discussion

To celebrate the exhibition, Bohemian Harbour: Artists of Lavender Bay, Sydney Living Museums are hosting an exhibition viewing and a special panel discussion: A Sense of Place.

Memories on Glass, The Macpherson Family Collection at the State Library of New South Wales

The State Library of New South Wales is currently holding a new exhibition of a recent acquisition, Memories on Glass: The Macpherson Family Collection.

Brand new sign relives Murwillumbah Show history

This year the Tweed Regional Museum has collaborated with the Tweed River Agricultural Society on several exciting new projects at the Murwillumbah show.

Artstate Heads to Tamworth in 2019

On Sat 3 Nov, it was announced Tamworth will be the next host city for Artstate 2019, Regional Arts NSW’s celebration of arts across the state.

Australian Heritage Festival 2019 – Connecting People, Places and the Past 18 April – 19 May 2019

Registrations are now open for the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival which will run from Thursday 18 April to Sunday 19 May.

Exhibition: Narooma Remembers 1918-2018

The Narooma Historical Society and Eurobodalla Shire Council are marking 100 years since the end of the Great War with a special exhibition, Narooma Remembers 1918-2018 “Brave Hearts and Smiling Faces”.

State Library of New South Wales Doctoral Discovery Day

The State Library of New South Wales invites first year Doctoral Students to attend their Doctoral Discovery Day on the 23rd of November 2018.

Political interference – awarding Australian Research Council grants

The HCNSW has lodged an objection with the Federal Minister for Education about political interference in the awarding of Australian Research Council Grants.

Changes to Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form

The HCNSW has lodged an objection with the Attorney-General’s Department about the proposed changes to Notice of intended marriage (NOIM) form will also impact on other official marriage forms.

Job Vacancy, Museum Educator – Sydney Jewish Museum

The SJM has 2 part-time positions for highly skilled museum educators to deliver and enhance current Museum education programs, applications close 14 Nov.

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