We are excited to announce that our member organisation, The City of Canada Bay Museum is hosting a talk by Alasdair McGregor on “Frank Hurley, a Photographer’s Life”. Frank Hurley was once a household name in Australia. Now most famous for his photographs of the Mawson and Shackleton (Endurance) Antarctic expeditions.
Shipwrecks in Sydney Harbour? Led by the Australian National Maritime Museum’s maritime archaeology curator Dr James Hunter, you’ll cruise on-board the twin-cataraman Eclipse to the sites of 4 Sydney Harbour shipwrecks, discover exposed shipwreck remains and view underwater footage.
The University of Sydney will be hosting their biennial lecture in Australian history with guest speaker Professor Jane Lydon, Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at the University of Western Australia on “Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy”.
The History Council of NSW hosts a program of speakers of outstanding quality and expertise, connecting them with organisations across the state to facilitate the sharing of their wealth of knowledge with the wider community, linking members with member organisations to bring history alive.
Annual History Lecture | Counter Currents – Aboriginal Men & Women at the Heart of Empire | 3 September 2019
In this Annual History Lecture, Professor John Maynard will explore the significant and largely missed movement of Aboriginal people to Britain from the late eighteenth century through to the twenty first century.
The State Library of NSW is hosting a special champagne breakfast to celebrate the awarding of the $25,000 prize. A panel discussion with this year’s shortlisted authors will be led by Caroline Baum, before the prize winner is announced.
The History Council of NSW has opened applications for its popular Speaker Connect program for 2019. Apply to speak or to host a speaker now.
A/Prof Tanya Evans will be holding a workshop on the discoveries that have been made about motherhood and mothering practices by family historians at North Sydney Council’s Stanton Library.
Dr Stephen Gapps is giving a talk on the conflict between the Gai-mariagal people and the European settlers which took place on Sydney’s Lower North Shore.
A/Prof Tanya Evans and Dr Ian Hoskins will be holding a workshop on the practice and meanings of family history at North Sydney Council’s Stanton Library.