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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The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art

2nd November 2018 to 28th February 2019

Sydney Jewish Museum, 148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst

In The Fate of Things: Memory Objects and Art, two Australian-born artists remember their families’ Holocaust experiences through inherited objects, remnants and relics. For this exhibition, Anne Zahalka and Sylvia Griffin have undertaken a process of self-discovery by imbuing tangible symbols of their family histories with personal interpretations of their second-hand traumatic memories. Through video, photography, assemblage, sculpture and textiles, the artists memorialise lost family members never met, particularly female predecessors, to trace who they are today and how their characters have been formed over time.

This exhibition is presented by Sydney Jewish Museum

Further information available on the Sydney Jewish Museum Website

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.

ABC Radio National’s Rear Vision has a New Audio Collection

The ABC Radio National’s Rear Vision has a new audio collection. Rear Vision attempts to present contemporary events and people in their historical context, adding depth to daily news and current affairs coverage.

Children’s School Holiday Program Announced at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

The Fairfield City Museum and Gallery has announced an exciting school holiday program for kids in January. 

History Lab Season 2 Episode 3: Skeletons of Empire

Season 2 of History Lab continues with episode 3, Skeletons of Empire. 

Rare Print of Corsali’s ‘Southern Cross’ acquired by the State Library of NSW

The State Library of New South Wales has aquired the earliest printed illustration and description of the Southern Cross by 16th century Italian adventurer Andrea Corsali.

NSW Heritage Grants Funding Round Open Now

Applications are now open for the  2019-21 NSW Heritage Grants program from Office of Environment and Heritage and the Heritage Council of NSW

Story Telling Workshops in Sydney and Canberra

The NSW Branch of Museums and Galleries Australia are sponsoring some fantastic workshops on Storytelling in January and February 2019. These workshops will be lead by UK specialist Ben Haggarty, and are currently available at a special early bird price!

New Exhibition: Electric Domestic: Modern Lives, Suburban Dreams

State Archives and Records NSW recently opened a new exhibition, Electric Domestic: Modern Lives, Suburban Dreams.

Destination Sydney: Re-Imagined

The Manly Art Gallery and Museum are opening a new exhibition on Friday 7th December 2018, Destination Sydney: Re-Imagined.

Norfolk Island Museum Exhibitions and Tours

Did you know that Norfolk Island Museum actually has four venues, all with their own unique exhibitions?

Enterprise and Diversity: Greek-Australian Occupational Pursuits Beyond the Greek cafe, 1810s to Present

The City of Sydney Historical Association is hosting their final talk for 2018 looking at Greek-Australian occuptational pursuits beyond the Greek cafe from the 1810s to Present.

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