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History Council NSW

Recording now available! 👇ICYMI: the recording of last week's webinar "Records of the Higher Courts" is now available. Explore the records of the Court of Quarter Sessions, the District Court and the Supreme Court and how to find them: ... See MoreSee Less

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NEW EXPERIENCE: The Harbour Trust has partnered with Google Arts & Culture to showcase our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour to a wider audience. Check out our Google Arts & Culture collection to discover why our protected sites are rich sources of discovery. At launch, our collection boasts six immersive exhibitions, which blend historical and contemporary images with video, artworks and 360 footage to inform and inspire.

Marvel at the Iron Giants of Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, discover Australia’s original lighthouse, descend into an underground military bunker once shrouded in secrecy, learn about the Traditional Owners and Custodians of our sites, and much more!

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🥳HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAMPBELLTOWN!!! 200 Years to the Day since Campbelltown was named Campbell Town!! What a milestone!! At 2pm on Friday 1 December 1820, before a handful of dignitaries and a crowd of 50-60 settlers, Governor Lachlan Macquarie formally marked the boundaries of the township. He named it after his wife's maiden name. Below is a portrait of Lachlan Macquarie. ... See MoreSee Less

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Another great mini-webinar from NSW State Archives! 👇Join us this Friday for our next Mini Webinar - Researching Local History using Collection Search.

Have you thought about using Collection Search when doing local history research? Collection Search is a powerful search tool that can really help to mine the archives for local history gold. This webinar will give you some tricks and tips to try.


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Australia was the first country to manufacture penicillin for the domestic market. In what year did this happen?

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"We're just thankful that we do have some lands that we can call ours and it's recognised as our country."

Mount Grenfell land returned to traditional owners to form new national park.

There's also no Willy Wonka, EM Forster made up A Room with a View, and NASA hasn't yet found the Planet of the Apes. Helena Bonham Carter says The Crown should stress to viewers it's a drama

Just finished reading this fine work by @HistoryNerdess - quite a counterpoint to last night's presentation by @GeorgiaMc06
While I'm drawn to all manner of history, their work reminds me why I'm a medical historian at heart @anzshm

For anyone who missed my talk on #FWW soldiers’ vernacular medicine you can catch the recording here!! #histmed #twitterstorians

A little bit of street commentary that features in my presentation at today's @ACHRC symposium at @statelibrarynsw
A harbinger for public debate in 2021?
@anzshm @AustHistAssoc @HistoryNSW

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