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2 months ago

History Council NSW
This promise to be a great presentation by our member organisation, the Blue Mountains Historical Society. Details below.‘PLAYING THEIR PART: Vice Regal Consorts of New South Wales 1788 - 2019'. Presented by Dr. Carol Liston.Dear Members and Friends.There is a Blue Mountains Historical Meeting and then Guest Speaker Talk on Saturday 6 February 2021- from 10.00am. The talk is also offered to you via ZOOM (see details below)This is our first public meeting and zoom offer for 2021 at the History Research Rooms at 99 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls.Dr. CAROL LISTON will examine the lives of the women (and one man) who were the wives, daughters, sisters (and husband) of the Governors of NSW over the past 235 years in her talk, ‘Playing their part: Vice Regal Consorts of New South Wales 1788-2019'.Associate Professor Dr. Carol Liston is an Australian historian who specialises in the history of early New South Wales (1788 - 1860). Her research covers EARLY COLONIAL HISTORY with interests in people (convict, colonial born and free immigrant and their family histories), local history, heritage and the built environment. Her particular interest is the colonial development of the County of Cumberland (Greater Western Sydney), using land records, family history and surviving buildings to document the past. She is co-editor of the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society.There are a LINITED NUMBER OF SEATS available in the seminar room for members and visitors to watch the presentation on the large screen. If you wish to take one of these places (15 in total) please telephone the Society on 4757 3824 on Friday from 10.00 am to 2.00pm or leave a message on the answering machine outside those hours. Booking is essential as we must monitor the Covid-19 capacity of the room.Tea and Coffee will be available from 9.30 am.If you wish to join Zoom Meeting, these are the details you ID: 933 5611 2843 Passcode: 449316 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

History Council NSW
Bondi Beach, c1889.Source: Maywald Memories ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

History Council NSW
Out for a days shopping in Wagga, c1930s. Epsie & Doris Brentnall walking south along Fitzmaurice St, just passing Anstice & Mackay Menswear. The School of Arts also in the background. (Sharing a Lex Wild photo) ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

History Council NSW
Timeline PhotosThe Queen Victoria Building #QVB showing trams operating on George Street, SydneyDated: 22 January 1920 at 5.15pmIf you're nearby, how does it compare to 5:15pm today?📷 17420_a014_a0140001152 ... See MoreSee Less
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My break was busy but so lovely. It’s been a surreal time in academia so I was glad to take time completely off work & to digest the recent news that my position is now permanent alongside news about added job losses in the sector. My loud Greek family was exactly what I needed.

Theme for History Week 2021 announced! ‘From the ground up’. Congratulations to our valued member organisation ⁦@AddisonRdCentre⁩ for winning this years theme competition. Details are on our webpage below. ⁦@Create_NSW⁩ ⁦

Our photo librarian Harry recently unearthed this mysterious photo. We don't know the date or the location (it's probably somewhere in Sydney circa 1930), but it's possibly some kind of competition. A man has an armband that reads "officer" or "official". Any other ideas?

This #oddjob is the Superintendent of Alpacas. Not for the faint hearted, this position, undertaken by Charles Ledger, was created in 1859 in an experiment to introduce alpacas from South America to NSW

📌NRS-8262 📌MLMSS 630/1. Image @statelibrarynsw


#CollectionHighlight - @statelibrarynsw 📸

Young woman picking flowers in the garden at Hawthorn, Edgecliff, poss. Lucy Macpherson (1874-1909). Call # ON 588/Box 4/3. Courtesy of the Mitchell Library, State Library New South Wales.

#slnswarchives #women #worldthatwas

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