2020 History Week (online) in the Inner West

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Inner West Council’s Library and History Services will present a jam-packed program of free online events for History Week (5-13 September).

History Week 2020 is part of the History Council of New South Wales annual, state-wide celebration of history.

As part of the celebrations, Inner West citizens will be invited to provide responses to this year’s theme, ‘History: What is it Good For?’ via video.

Other highlights include:

• ‘Coronavirus at the end of history’ live stream history lecture, presented by Professor Stan Grant

• ‘Still Standing’ oral history. Inner West Aboriginal brothers Dennis and Tom Moffatt will tell local Indigenous youth from the Koori club their life stories

The week will also include several online walking tours:

• Explore the industrial heritage of Carrington Road Marrickville, home to AH Peters (Kelloggs, Seelo Soap and Dairy Farmers), General Motors Rega Products and Civil Aviation, and Pyre radio and TV factory

• Hear about Ashfield’s People and Places – such as Quong and Margaret Tart and their five children, the civic hub of Ashfield on Liverpool Road and the bustling multicultural hub which Ashfield is today

• Admire the houses in Balmain, from ‘Humble to Handsome’

• Learn the rich local history of Leichhardt’s High Street

For more information go to www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/HistoryWeek

For a print quality image, contact the Communication team.

https://historycouncilnsw.org.au/project/history-week-2020-information #HistoryWeek2020

Council acknowledges and respects the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora nation.

For media enquiries, contact Media and Communications Coordinator, 9392 5334 or Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au


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