One of the key goals of the History Council of NSW is to provide a forum for identifying and responding to issues of relevance to the practice of history. Issues include:

  • History curricula in the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors
  • arts funding, in particular cultural institutions
  • digital archives and digitisation of records
  • copyright and the copyright act
  • legislative issues
  • censorship and privacy
  • intellectual freedom
  • Indigenous issues
  • heritage.

The History Council of NSW makes submissions, writes letters and issues media releases where appropriate. We welcome public input on all matters relating to the practice and preservation of history. Please contact us.


Loyalty Demonstration, Quirindi, NSW, 22 May 1921, image courtesy State Library of NSW


Advocacy – Funding Cuts

The History Council of New South Wales expresses its concerns regarding recently announced funding cuts to various national cultural institutions.

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Advocacy – State Records NSW

In late 2011, State Records NSW announced the closure of the city reading room effective 30 June 2012. The History Council of NSW called for a reassessment.

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