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.

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

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History Week: Life and Death

1-9 September 2018  |  #HistoryWeek18

History Week is the annual, state-wide celebration of history organised by the History Council of New South Wales. 

Initiated by the HCNSW in 1997, History Week is a fantastic opportunity for member organisations, large and small, throughout NSW to engage and educate the community about the vitality, diversity and meaning of history and its practice.
More info about History Week can be found here.
An interactive program of events is now live and accessible via the button below.

Speaker Connect

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.

GLAMcity season three ep 4: Making History with Tom Murray

On this week’s episode of GLAMcity, Anna Clark interviews Historian and documentary film maker, Tom Murray on weaving historical narratives in media.

GLAMcity season three ep 3: ​UTS Art: Integrating Creative Practice With University Research

On this episode of GLAMcity, hosts, Tamson and Anna speak to Stella McDonald about UTS Art’s aim to integrate creativity within all aspects of life on campus.

The Impact of Television on Cinema Attendance in the Canada Bay Area

The next City of Canada Bay Heritage Society guest lecture will see Ian Hanson chart the fascinating history of Australian cinema, Sat 1 Sep, 2pm.

Dorrigo commemorates the life of Buddy Williams: plaque and exhibition

The Don Dorrigo and and Guy Fawkes Historical Society will unveil a plaque celebrating the life of Buddy Williams, Australian country music singer.

2018 NSW Premier’s History Awards and Launch of History Week

Join us for a glittering evening as we announce the winners of the 2018 NSW Premier’s History Awards and officially launch History Week 2018.

Peeps at Pioneers: Sat 8 Sept

This History Week, visit four local cemeteries and hear stories of pioneers buried many years ago with The Oaks Historical Society Inc.

Peeps at Pioneers: Wed 5 Sept

Join The Oaks Historical Society this History Week for a tour exploring St Marks Anglican Church Cemetery and the pioneers who shaped the Wollondilly Shire.

A Date with the Departed – Methodist Congregational Cemetery (7 September)

In History Week, Campbelltown City Library will be hosting a cemetery tour at Methodist Congregational Cemetery, Campbelltown. This will cover murder, mayhem and misadventure!

A Date with the Departed – St Johns Roman Catholic Cemetery (5 Sept)

In History Week, Campbelltown City Library will be hosting a cemetery tour at St Johns Roman Catholic Cemetery, Campbelltown. This will cover murder, mayhem and misadventure!

A Date with the Departed – St Peters Anglican Cemetery (3 September)

In History Week, Campbelltown City Library will be hosting a cemetery tour at St Peters Anglican Cemetery, Campbelltown. This will cover murder, mayhem and misadventure!

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