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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:

  • Research funding for the arts and cultural sectors
  • Arts funding, in particular for cultural institutions
  • Legislative issues
  • History curricula in the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors
  • Digital archives and digitisation of records
  • Copyright and the copyright act
  • Censorship and privacy
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
  • Heritage

We make submissions, write letters and issue 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

Statements & Submissions

Advocacy – Funding Cuts

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

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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