The latest news from across the history community including call outs, awards and prizes,
grants, projects and more.
Please join our member organisation, City of Sydney Historical Association & Dr Catie Gilchrist, Honorary Associate Dept of History Sydney University in a discuss about her new book: ‘Murder, manslaughter, suicide, mishap’ – the very public business of determining death in colonial Sydney.
Book Launch | ‘The Poison of Polygamy: a social novel’ by Wong Shee Ping, translated by Ely Finch | 11 October 2019
“A shiny little nugget has been disinterred from the tailings of our literary past … The Poison of Polygamy is an exciting addition to our literary history that deserves to be widely discussed and analysed in both China and Australia.”You are warmly invited to join...
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.
The Chinese Australian Historical Society are excited to present a talk by Kira Brown on “Opium Wars, conflict and fortuity | from Canton to Tingha via Ballarat | the separate journeys of three Chinese men, their interconnecting lives and interracial relationships”.
The Parramatta Female Factory is delighted to present ‘Its A Riot 2019’– celebrating the celebrating the lives of the Parramatta Female Factory Women who broke free and fought for our rights 192 years ago!
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.
The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts presents a screening of The Trouble with Merle (2002), a documentary about 1930s film star Merle Oberon and her disputed heritage.
The History Councils of New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia have jointly adopted a statement about the Value of History.