General Council


Our General Council meets three times a year to develop policy and respond to advocacy issues. The Executive Committee meets four times a year.  See below for a full list of HCNSW Meetings for the year.

Members of the History Council of NSW are encouraged to approach the office with items for consideration by the General Council. These items should be issues of concern or for information for the history sector. Agenda items are included at the discretion of the President.

Elections to the History Council of NSW General Council take place biennially. Only members are eligible to nominate and vote in elections. The last election of General Councillors was at the Annual General Meeting on 7 May 2019. 

The History Council of NSW Inc is guided by the Objects and Rules of its Constitution, a copy of which can be accessed here.

Professional profiles of the Executive Committee and General Council members can be accessed via the links below.

Image courtesy Society of Australian Genealogists

Executive Committee (2019 & 2020)

President:  Dr Stephen Gapps, Australian National Maritime Museum

Vice President:  A/Prof Nancy Cushing, University of Newcastle

Treasurer: Richard Neville, State Library of NSW

Secretary:  Dr Kiera Lindsey, University of Technology, Sydney


General Council 

(Note:  the General Council also includes members of the Executive)



2020 Meeting Dates

Annual General Meeting – 19 May 2020

Executive Council Meetings – 

Tuesday 25 February, 5.30 – 7.00pm

Tuesday 16 June, 5.30 – 7.00pm

Tuesday 6 October, 5.30 – 7.00pm

Tuesday 8 December, 5.30 – 7.00pm

General Council Meetings

Wednesday 29 January, 1.00 – 5.00pm

Tuesday 7 April, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Tuesday 3 November, 5:30 – 7.30pm

Awards and Prizes

Our awards and prizes foster excellence in Australian historical writing, showcase and reward best practice, and advance understanding and appreciation of history

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