Until the 1970s, mental health care was provided by mental hospitals where conditions were dire. In the 1980s, several former residents of these mental hospitals started to make their voices heard. During this event, we will interview three pioneering consumer advocates: Janet Meagher, Meg Smith, and Simon Champ.
The workshop will kick off with a presentation outlining the research tools offered by the City of Sydney archives. The City of Sydney’s online House & Building Histories Guide will provide the framework, focusing on resources available in Archives and History Resources.
In this talk, Associate Professor Nancy Cushing will draw upon official reports, letters and diaries written by the astronomers to explore how their activities were affected by the light, smoke, dust and vibrations generated by the surrounding city, and how they bargained, blustered and innovated to ensure that valuable work could be undertaken there.
Please join NSW State Archives and Records for an exclusive webinar about land research for History Week 2020! Land research can be difficult but this webinar will explain how to find relevant and appropriate information to facilitate land research. Land research enables history to be understood for future generations.
‘The Queen’s Album’ is a NSW State Archives exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. Featuring images from an 1882 album gifted to the Queen by the people of NSW, reproduced from original glass plate negatives sourced from the State Archives Collection.