History Week


Now in it’s 20th year, History Week is the History Council of NSW’s flagship event which engages communities across New South Wales.

History Week runs from 2-10 September and this year’s theme is POP. What is popular culture? How has it changed over the decades and how has the ‘digital age’ and 21st century technological change influenced it? How does popular culture define individuals, communities and our nation?

Looking at popular culture in the inner west and Sydney, various libraries across the inner west will explore this theme with a week-long series of walks, talks, films and rock ‘n’ roll.

Ashfield Library

Sydney on screen: how the moving image shaped a city
Monday 4 September, 11am-12noon. Click here for more.

Jill Brown: University of Sydney Postcards 1899-1955
Thursday 7 September, 6pm-8pm. Click here for more.

Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library, Dulwich Hill

Annette Kellerman: Behind the Myth
Tuesday 5 September, 7pm-8pm. Click here for more.

A walking tour of Dulwich Hill by local historian Mark Matheson
Sunday 10 September, 9.45 for 10am start. Click here for more.

Enmore Theatre Backstage Tour

This backstage tour will be hosted by local experts Greg Khoury and Chrys Meader.
Saturday 9 September, 9.15am and 10.30am. Click here for more.

Leichhardt Library

Cinemas and Theatres of the Inner West 1900s-1960s: Photo exhibition
Saturday 2- Saturday 30 September. Click here for more.

Going to the movies in Sydney’s inner west 1898-2017: A talk presented by Robert Parkinson
Wednesday 6 September, 6pm-8pm. Click here for more.

A walking tour exploring the history of Hawthorne Canal with Mark Sabolch
Sunday 10 September, 9.45am for 10am start. Click here for more.



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