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The Royal Australian Historical Society are hosting a lecture on the facts and fictions of historical photography. It is a truism that pictures never lie, except that they do, or at least only tell half the story. Images are like any other historical artefact or text: they are deliberately created in specific contexts, often from a particular viewpoint.

Join Richard Neville, the Mitchell Librarian and Director Education & Scholarship at the State Library of NSW, to examine various ways to read pictures as evidence.

When: Wednesday 16 November 2016, 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Cost: RAHS Members $12, General $15
Contact: 02 9247 8001

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Image: Goldminers at No. 7 Frontal Claim, Lowe’s Paddock, Gulgong c. 1870s [Lowe Family Papers, RAHS Manuscript Collection]