We Value History

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. From the history makers to the history thinkers, help us continue to keep history alive in New South Wales by supporting the ‘Value of History’.

About Us

The History Council of New South Wales (HCNSW) was established in 1995.  It is a not-for-profit membership association and a registered charity.  It is supported by Create NSW through an annual grant under the Arts & Cultural Development Program, and through partnerships with large cultural organisations.

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A not-for-profit association run for the benefit of its members, we provide services and programs, which aim to build capacity within the history sector and showcase the importance of history, and we actively seek the input of our members on our General Council, Executive and associated sub-committees. There are two types of membership and we offer both individuals and organisations.

What we do

The HCNSW believes that History shapes the present and the future. It fosters the practice of history in all its forms. Learn more about our programs and services.

What’s On

The latest announcements, events, opportunities and projects from the History Council of NSW and its members. Become a member and share your history news. Credit (left): Three women on deck of a ship at Anniversary Regatta February 1937, Sam Hood Collection part II, courtesy State Library NSW

Annual History Lecture 2021 – Unsettled: In Conversation with Laura McBride & Dr Mariko Smith

Watch online

Tune in via the HCNSW YouTube Channel and watch the online 2021 Annual History Lecture ‘Unsettled – In Conversation with Laura McBride and Dr Mariko Smith’. We invite you to join in and watch this compelling conversation between the Australian Museum’s Unsettled Curators, Laura McBride and Dr Mariko Smith as they take us behind the scenes of this ground-breaking exhibition to reveal more about what motivated this project, how they collaborated with different communities across the country to create and curate this evidence-based truth-telling of Australia’s foundation story.

Speaker Connect Outreach Program

Our community loves history! These programs offer a great variety and opportunity for learning for our local community.
- Speaker Connect Host Organisation 2020

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