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 Expertise

Run by members for members throughout the year, the Speaker Connect program links experts in their field with members of the community.

The HCNSW believes that History shapes the present and the future.  It fosters the practice of history in all its forms.


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Annual History Lecture [online]

Professor Stan Grant – 8 September 2020 – 6.30-7.30pm

History Week this year has attracted over 60 unique registrations from our members, with the majority of them being online. In addition, we have recorded the Annual History Lecture, which will be streamed from our Annual History Lecture page at 6.30pm on 8 September.  No bookings needed!  It is free.

Join us for a fantastic Annual History Lecture, this year delivered by Professor Stan Grant.




Dulcie Deamer in her famous leopard skin dress, circa 1924. (Photo credit:  Swiss Photographic Studios, Image courtesy State Library of NSW.)



Speaker Connect 2020 – History Week update


Did you know that we have provided speaking opportunities to close to 10 Historians in History Week this year?  Visit our Events Calendar to find out where they are and how you can see/hear them.

Speaker Connect is a great opportunity for our Members to undertake a paid speaking engagement, and for Host Member organisations to receive a speaker from the HCNSW at no cost to you.

Visit our Speaker Connect page to find out more about the program and how to apply to be a Speaker or Host (Members only).



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