Prof Lucy Taksa (Macquarie University), Associate Prof Andrew Moore (Adjunct WSU, author Mr Big of Bankstown), Dr Drew Cottle (Senior Lecturer WSU), and Nadia Wheatley (author, DLitt Sydney) will discuss ‘neighbours’ from labour movement perspectives. Lucy addresses historical and present fragmentation in inner Sydney; Andrew looks at nostalgia and memory through the role of cars in life stories; Drew takes a critical historical perspective on our regional relationships; and Nadia (whose books on inner Sydney include My Place and The House that was Eureka) explores how children’s awareness of home ‘country’ can develop their understanding of history.

When: Saturday 3 September 2016, 4:00-6:00pm
Where: Trades Hall Sydney: Unions NSW, 4 Goulburn Street (entrance on Sussex St), Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: $5
Contact: sydneybranch.asslh@gmail.com or
Sue Tracey (Secretary) 0432 154 472; Rosemary Webb (President) 0417 211 094
Presented by the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (Sydney Branch).

Image: Two boys straddle a drain on Howard Street, Ultimo, Sam Hood, c 1906, courtesy the State Library of NSW


History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
#HistoryWeek16 | www.historyweek.com.au

 


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