Black Diggers and the Great War :: A symposium in Sydney, 10 July 2014

A symposium aiming to shed new light on the contribution and experiences of ‘Black Diggers’ in World War One will be held at the State Library of NSW in July. Over 800 Indigenous men enlisted in the Great War, fighting on behalf of their country – and on equal terms. Speakers at this symposium will … Read on

NSW History Week 2014 calls for event registrations

Want to be part of NSW History Week 2014? The History Council of New South Wales is calling for prospective History Week events to be registered by Friday 18 April 2014. NSW History Week 2014 will be held from 6 to 14 September. This year the theme is the Great War and its impact both … Read on

Henry Kendall Cottage 175th anniversary :: April 5 on NSW’s Central Coast

Keep the day free for the “Henry Kendall Cottage Quartoseptcentennial Gala Day”. This special celebration marks the 175th anniversary of Henry Kendall Cottage and 175 years since the birth of poet Henry Kendall. We also celebrate the National Trust of NSW Heritage Festival 2014 theme ‘Journeys’. Where: Henry Kendall Cottage & Historical Museum Address: 25-27 Henry Kendall … Read on

NSW History Week :: Artists’ Ball at David Jones, 7 September

Booze, bohemia and bawdiness — but all for a good cause! Sydney’s Artists’ Balls stirred passions as well as controversies. Here, Deborah Beck gives us a peek into their infamous history. In 1921 a bout of scarlet fever changed the course of life for a 13-year-old schoolgirl named Victoria Cowdroy, known as Vic. After her … Read on

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