The events and programs listed on our site are hosted by our diverse membership, including libraries, museums, archives, galleries,
universities, historical societies, professional organisations, community centres 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.
Exhibition | Women of Distinction | National Trust of Australia (NSW) | 31 August 2019 – 16 August 2020
A new exhibition in the upstairs rooms of Old Government House brings together items from the National Trust (NSW)’s collections and those on loan from other sources, to provide new insights into the women who lived in, worked at, and influenced this nationally significant property throughout its decades of change.
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”.
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 Historic Houses Association is delighted to present the Living Heritage Festival – celebrating the crafts of the past and the heritage of tomorrow.
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