History Week 2019: What’s Happening in Your Neighbourhood

History Week starts this weekend and amongst the many organisations hosting talks, tours and exhibitions, some of the Royal Australian Historical Society’s Affiliated Societies will be participating in the festivities.

Liz Benson will be at the Blue Mountains Historical Society on Saturday 7 September to give a talk on the History of a Blue Mountains Local – The Significance of the Wollemi Pine to Blue Mountains Natural History.

On the Central Coast, Brisbane Water Historical Society will host an open day at the Henry Kendall Cottage and Historical Museum along with a photographic exhibition on the local timber industry.

In the Hunter region, Dungog Historical Society’s collection of photographs and research materials will be on display at the Dungog Library to showcase the past agricultural landscape of the district.

The Port Macquarie Historical Society will exhibit Recollections and Reflections at the Port Macquarie Museum, showcasing the society’s extensive collection of original artworks, photographs, and objects.

The Oaks Historical Society are hosting the Wollondilly historical and heritage community to celebrate the area’s local history and memory with a launch of a new online street name database and a Memory & Landscapes art exhibition.

Chinese Australian Memories and Stories will be the topic of discussion on Saturday 31st August, when the Chinese Australian Historical Society hosts a panel to discuss the oral history of the Chinese community in NSW.

And finally, Scott McKinnon will deliver the Oral History NSW annual lecture on memories of bushfire at History House on Sunday 8th September. Bookings are free for members and $10 for non-members.

We look forward to seeing you at these or one of the many other events taking place this week. For more History Week 2019 events in your neighbourhood, download HCNSW’s detailed program.

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