Join a panel of historians at GML Heritage and Context as they discuss: – How to communicate the value of history to different audiences, such as developers and planners, local government and community; – Practical examples of how history has improved the outcome of places in Melbourne, Sydney and regional Australia where layered connections to landscape, archaeology and Aboriginal history inform land use planning, environmental impacts, interpretation and design amidst fast paced development.
As a special international History Week 2020 event, this online lecture tells the stories of convicts incarcerated on Cockatoo Island (1839-69). Historian Dr Katherine Roscoe unpacks the mythology around Sydney’s “Alcatraz” and challenges convicts’ label as “criminals incapable of reform”.
Chaired by Professor Hans Pols (University of Sydney) each participant will present an image from the past and discuss its creation, meaning and importance. Within histories of ‘madness’ and psychiatry, images have been used both to reveal stories of mental illness and to conceal its realities. Please join members of the University of Newcastle’s Futures of Madness Network for an exciting new History Week event that will explore the realities and unrealities captured and created by historical images of ‘madness’ from Australia and the world.
Explore the new power of the National Library of Australia’s TROVE. Master how to navigate this online resource that contains millions of Australian articles, obituaries, images, and advertisements from 1803 until 2011. Local History staff will demonstrate how to use “advanced search” by isolating location, newspaper, article category, and date.