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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.

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History Week 2020 Theme Announced!

Message from HCNSW President, Dr Stephen Gapps:

On behalf of the History Council of New South Wales, I am proud to announce our History Week 2020 theme:

History: What is it good for?

In 2019 the combined Australian History Councils launched the Value of History Statement.

The History Week theme for 2020 invites our members to share with their communities why history matters to them. From telling stories about the past to shaping our futures, the practice of history enriches our lives in so many ways.
What do you love about history?
Can history be life-changing?
Let’s shout from the rooftops why we value history!
History Week will be from the 5th to the 13th of September 2020.For more information, visit the History Week 2020 webpage.

Featured Event


Henry Lawson and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson made their marks in Australian culture and literature with their classic bush poetry – painting the face of a young nation – but behind the stories, poems and legends lie two men who despite having many similarities in early life took very different paths in life.

Love to hear more?

Well, the City Of Canada Bay Heritage Society warmly invites you to join them & guest speaker Tim Hunter on Saturday 1st February to explore “A.B. “Banjo” Paterson & Henry Lawson” at the City of Canada Bay Museum.

When | Saturday, 1st February at 1:30 for 2:00 pm sharp

Where | City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street, Concord

Admission | FREE

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