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Welcome to the History Council of NSW

Our vision is to ensure that history, in all its diverse forms, is an important part of the cultural life of the people and communities of New South Wales.

Through building knowledge

We live History

We provide services and programs which aim to build capacity within the history sector and showcase the importance of history.


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History Week

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Featured event


Researching Family History

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 10.00am – 1.00pm

Conference Room, Level 2, Stanton Library,
234 Miller Street,
North Sydney, NSW 2060

Join us at the Stanton Library for a free event which looks at the practice and meaning of family history, with Associate Professor Tanya Evans (Macquarie University) and North Sydney Council historian Dr Ian Hoskins. Find out more about the event here.


Call for Questions – Patrick Nunn “History and Memory: Oral Histories and the Science of the Dreaming”

HCNSW's Project Officer for First Nations Histories, Katrina Dubé, has organised a lecture by Prof. Patrick Nunn on the topic of "History and Memory: Oral Histories and the Science of the Dreaming." We are seeking questions from our community for Prof. Nunn to answer....

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2024

Members of the History Council of NSW are invited to join us for the 2024 Annual General Meeting.

Job vacancy: Project Officer, First Nations Histories (now closed)

HCNSW Job – Project Officer, First Nations Histories. The position is for 16 hrs a week until December 2024, with a possibility of extension. Applications close 19 February 2024.

The VOICE – Post-Referendum statement of support from the HCNSW General Council

Following the outcome of the Voice Referendum, the HCNSW states its continuing support for the recognition of the diversity of historical perspectives, including those of First Nations peoples. 

Condemnation – Proposed staff cuts at ACU

The History Council of NSW condemns the Australian Catholic University (ACU) for its decision to axe 20 academic positions in history.

Recognition through a Voice

The General Council of the HCNSW supports the Voice to Parliament to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution.

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2023

Members of the History Council of NSW are invited to join us for the 2022 Annual General Meeting which includes Council elections.

Our Subcommittees

HCNSW Heritage Subcommittee – an opportunity for our members to contribute to the HCNSW’s heritage position & advocacy.

POSTPONED: First Nations – Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors

In this panel presented by the HCNSW in collaboration with the State Library of NSW, Melissa Jackson and Kerry-Ann Tape will meet in-person to speak about the State Library’s diverse family history collections, both online and onsite.

Statement of Concern – ABC Archives Restructure

The HCNSW, as convenor of the History Councils of Australia have made a Statement of Concern about proposed ABC Archives restructure.

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The latest announcements, events, opportunities and projects from the History Council of NSW and its members.

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