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.

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.

The Menin Gate Lions film screening

The City of Canada Bay Heritage Society invite you to a free screening of the film The Menin Gate Lions on Saturday 3 November, 2pm.

History Week 2018 wrap up – Buddy Williams Festival, Dorrigo

Wrap up- To celebrate History Week 2018, the Don Dorrigo and Guy Fawkes Historical Society staged an entire weekend based on local hero, Buddy Williams.

New Programs Coordinator at HCNSW

The History Council of NSW is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Programs Coordinator, Lucy King and thank Amy Way for her dedicated service.

Capturing Memories: Oral History in the Digital Age

Join Oral History NSW for a practical workshop for those interested in recording oral histories and memories of the past on Sat 17 Nov. 

Australian War Brides from World War Two

The next Military History Society of NSW Inc.’s lecture will provide an insight into the history of Australian women who married American GI’s during WWII.

Peter Hack: The Art Deco Department Stores of Shanghai

Join Peter Hack for an exploration of Nanjing Road’s iconic Art Deco department stores and their Chinese-Australian origins, Thu 11 Oct. 

The Knowledgeable Object Symposium and Training Workshop

The Macquarie University AHM and MAC will be hosting The Knowledgeable Object Symposium and a Training Workshop on Tue 27 and Wed 28 Nov. 

History Week 2018 wrap up – What Lies Beneath: The Old Sydney Burial Ground

Wrap up- To celebrate History Week 2018, historian Dr Lisa Murray led a fascinating talk and tour titled What Lies Beneath: The Old Sydney Burial Ground.

Chris Frame: The Evolution of the Passenger Ship

The SMSA will host Chris Frame who will examine the evolution of the passenger ship and explore the changing shape of these ships, Wed 10 Oct, 2-3pm.

Great Australians You’ve Never Heard Of — Lecture 4

The Royal Society of NSW and SMSA are proud to present the final lecture of the Great Australians You’ve Never Heard Of series on Mon 12 Nov, 6.30-7.30pm

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