From Glass-plate to Cyber-space, a retrospective

  by Nicole Cama APHA, Australian National Maritime Museum On 11 September 2013, the Australian National Maritime Museum hosted a series of talks in honour of History Week’s Picture This theme. Organised by myself and my colleagues Penny Hyde and Annalice Creighton, our aim was not just to foster cross-institutional collaboration. It was also to … Read more

The Walking and Talking Historian

Post by Yvonne Perkins “I thought it was amazing”, enthused Robyn McConkey of North Sydney at the end of a history walk conducted by professional historian, Dr Ian Hoskins. A group of about thirty walkers had gathered three hours earlier outside Shore School in North Sydney for the walking tour, ‘Following Photography’ Footsteps’. The school … Read more

History Week 2013: Picture This

During  History Week in NSW PHA NSW members will be presenting a range of talks, exhibitions and workshops to explore the theme ‘picture this’. Laila Ellmoos has compiled a list of events to keep you busy over the next week. Zoe Pollock, PHA NSW member and Executive Director at the History Council of NSW, has … Read more


The City of Sydney Council’s ever-expanding oral history collection has recently gone online. A new website: showcases some the City’s many oral history interviews and makes them readily available to the dedicated researcher and casual browser alike. The City’s History Unit has been conducting interviews since the 1980s as a part of a vigorous … Read more