History Week 2010 is coming!

Join us in History Week 2010 for a walk down the streets of the past and into the lives of those you pass. Explore the biographies of our leaders, those who shaped our world and the ordinary worlds of lesser known identities.

From a celebration of Sydney’s Italian fruitshops at Leichhardt Library to the stories of those who left their mark on local landscapes at Callan Park and on Balmain’s waterfront there is plenty going on this September. Download our events guide here (PDF reader required): HISTORYWEEK2010webflyer[1]

With over 200 events across NSW, History Week is about celebrating the best in community and professional history, highlighting its role in our cultural life and inviting people to get involved. During History Week, community groups, local councils, libraries, archives, museums, universities, cultural institutions, professional and amateur historians across NSW open their doors to present the latest in today’s historical research – fascinating stories, artifacts and experiences about both our past and ourselves today. The NSW wide guide to events can be found here: www.historycouncilnsw.org.au/events/history-week-2010

1 comment to History Week 2010 is coming!

  • Dorothy Ingram

    I just wanted to say that I was born in Annandale in 1943 and lived at 17 Wetherill Street Leichhardt until 1964 and at 55 Wetherill Street in 1965 then moving to Sutherland in 1966. I have many memories of Leichhardt and sometimes feel very upset that everything seems to be about the Italian Leichhardt. Not that I don’t appreciate the Italian influence but there was a whole generation of Australians in Leichhardt before that and they seemed to have been long forgotten. I would like the young people living there now to know about that history. Please respond. Thank you. D.Ingram

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