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

We provide services and programs which aim to build capacity within the history sector and showcase the importance of history.


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Dr Stephen Gapps (Image: TWH Photography)

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

History Council of NSW Christmas Party 2019

18 December 2019
(6 – 8 pm)

The History Council of NSW would like to invite our members and corporate partners to our Annual Christmas Party.

Festivities will begin at 6pm and will include drinks, nibbles and a chance to meet some of our other wonderful members.

This event is free to all members and corporate partners, although places are limited. RSVP is essential for catering purposes.

Venue:  Don Bank Museum, 6 Napier Street, North Sydney
Cost:     Members and Corporate Partners – free; non-Members – $10
Bookings:  Please secure your place by booking via Eventbrite.  (Numbers are limited by the venue size).


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