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Image: Ted Hood photographing Daily Telegraph journalist Leo Baser, 1937. State Library of NSW.

The History Council of NSW is proud to be collaborating with the Centre for Media History and Centre for Applied History at Macquarie University, for a special History Week 2018 symposium which will explore truth, memory and the media.

This half-day symposium will explore the intersections of truth and memory in journalism, documentary and feature films, and the ways that crime, in/justice and death are documented and remembered. Speakers will cover topics related to the theme of truth and memory in media, including the history of ‘fake news’; the search for Aboriginal sovereignty; the final days of Aboriginal ‘bushranger’ Jimmy Governor; and history on screen. The symposium also includes a short presentation by Jerelynn Brown, Manager of Collection Strategy and Development at the State Library, about collecting media history.

When:    Thursday 6 September, 1.00pm – 5.30pm
State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
       $25.00, free for tertiary students and unwaged (pay at the door) 
Hosted by: Macquarie University