2012: the year of remembering

I write this blog from Indonesia. Reviewing the past year, poet and journalist Goenawan Mohamad called 2012 the year of remembering. The resonance with 1965 is deliberate. It harks back to what the Australian novelist Christopher Koch dubbed the year of living dangerously. Koch borrowed that term from Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno, who was actually … Read more

Centenary of Canberra

Dear PHA NSW members Some of you may recall me nagging you for contributions for the September 2012 edition of Phanfare. Your efforts were not in vain. I’m storing them up to publish on this blog in 2013. But this month, I’m abusing my position at the steering wheel to make an unashamed advertisement for … Read more

November 2012 CPD: defamation, legal issues and insurance for historians

PHA NSW’s CPD session on defamation, legal issues and insurance for historians was held on the evening of Thursday 2 November 2012 at History House. The session was organised by Judith Godden and there were 15 PHA NSW members in attendance. The CPD was divided into two halves. In the first hour, Peter Fairfield, principal … Read more

New PHANSW website!

The PHANSW is delighted to launch its new look website. Built in wordpress the new site will allow us to keep our members up to date very easily. The site features individual member profiles that our members can update and edit themselves, helping them to promote their work more easily. Image credit: State Records NSW … Read more