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First Nations Histories


Lisa Paton, Project Officer, First Nations Histories (2022)

Lisa Paton worked with the History Council team as our Project Officer, First Nations Histories in 2022.


Lisa Paton

Project Officer, First Nations Histories (2022)

”I have a passion for history, in particular, First Nations History. The Project Officer, First Nations Histories role will allow me to utilise my skills, passion and network development abilities to enthusiastically develop a program of activities that consolidates the work of the History Council of New South Wales and to enable a First Nations Voice in the perspectives of the operations of the HCNSW.”  (Nov, 2021)


Image to right: Lisa Paton with HCNSW Councillor Leah Lui-Chivizhe.

First Nations Histories Events

In 2022, Lisa Paton devised the following events, one if which was recorded and published on our YouTube channel:

  1. First Nations Careers in History (recorded & published)
  2. Connecting Cultures:  Tracing Ancestors (delivered face-to-face by State Library of NSW First Nations team, not recorded)

Other First Nations major events run by the HCNSW in recent times have been:

  • Annual History Lecture 2020, featuring Stan Grant (recorded & published)
  • Annual History Lecture 2021, featuring Laura McBride & Mariko Smith (recorded & published)
  • Annual History Lecture 2022, featuring Bruce Pascoe (recorded & published)

Check out our other other First Nations Histories events, produced and recorded via Zoom, which can be found on our YouTube site.

Subscribe to our newsletter & social media channels to stay in touch with upcoming events, or check out our Events Calendar on a regular basis.

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This role was funded by the City of Sydney through a Cultural Sector Innovation Grant, as well as through a grant from the NSW Government via Create NSW.


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