Transform – Green Square self-guided walking tour


Discover Sydney’s newest neighbourhood while learning about its fascinating history and stunning architecture from the ground up with the City of Sydney's self-guided walking tour on the Sydney Culture Walks app for History Week 2021.


The Valley of Dispossession

Wollondilly Heritage Centre & Museum 43 Edward Street, The Oaks, NSW

The Valley of Dispossession exhibition outlines the journey of the land known as the Burragorang Valley. Public historian Cathy Dunn will be giving a talk and tour on the history of this Burial ground.

Live Q&A: Pre-1856 Land records


Land research is a complex area. Join the NSW State Archives to mark History Week with a discussion around pre-1856 land records.

A history of the wool industry in Botany


In this illustrated session Leonie Bell, winner of the 2018 Ron Rathbone Local History Prize, will talk about the formation, rise, and downfall of this once important local industry.

The Complicated History of Bad Language and ‘Australianness’


This entertaining talk explores how swearing and attitudes to swearing have developed historically, contributing to the emergence of Australian identities. But it also raises questions about the power of bad language, about offensiveness and taking offence and about the uses of language in shaping gendered, racialised and class-based identities. Bad language both stigmatises and liberates.