On Wednesday 1st March at History House Naomi Parry, co-author of New South Wales and the Great War, 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, and reveal some of the treasures from the collections of the State Library of New South Wales, State Records NSW, the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park and regional libraries and museums, that guided the writing of the book.
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.
Refreshments will follow the lecture in our beautiful Receptions Rooms.