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Join historian and History Council of NSW member, Naomi Parry, at the Royal Australian Historical Society for a special day lecture. Co-author of New South Wales and the Great War, Parry will discuss the impact of the First World War on the ordinary citizens of NSW, not just in the theatres of combat but at home in our cities, towns and rural communities.

Naomi will also reveal some of the treasures she has uncovered in the collections of the State Library of NSW, State Archives and Records NSW, the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park and regional libraries and museums, that guided the writing of the book.

When: Wednesday 1 March 2017, 1:00-2:00pm.
Where: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
Cost: Free.
Contact: or (02) 9247 8001

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Dr Naomi Parry is a professional historian with a background in Aboriginal history, social welfare history, museums and heritage. She has a PhD from the University of New South Wales and has worked as a digital historian on the Australian Government’s Find and Connect web resource and the Dictionary of Sydney. As project coordinator of the NSW Centenary of Anzac Book Project, she wrote New South Wales and the Great War with Brad Manera, Will Davies and Stephen Garton.

Image: cover of ‘New South Wales and the Great War’ by Naomi Parry and Brad Manera with Will Davies and Stephen Garton.