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A special one-day symposium celebrating the historical and cultural contribution of Irish-Australian women.
When Britain made chattel slavery illegal in 1833, vast sums were paid to slave owners in recompense. Australians see themselves as standing apart from the sordid history of international slavery, but a portion of that money was used to found Australia’s sugar industry that infamously imported Pacific Islanders as labour.
History revolves around dates and marking time. For governments and community groups, anniversaries and commemorations provide a focus for understanding the past. In this, the first History Matters seminar for 2020, history practitioners will contemplate the highs and lows of anniversaries.
Today’s technologies allow people to use geospatial information in a variety of ways. This talk will explore ways data trapped in paper maps are being transformed into actionable information, how satellite imagery is being used to affect health outcomes, and how historical maps interact with imagery to compare the past with the future.
A warm and witty comedy set in the 20s chronicling the adventures of Maurice Pym, a flamboyant New 4K digital restoration of Charlie Chaplin’s 1969 rerelease version of the film, featuring an original score by Chaplin.
Australian children’s book publishing flourished in the 1970s and 80s, the period often referred to as ‘the Golden Age’. Join curator Maria Savvidis to learn more about this prolific period and some of the most well-loved and iconic picture book illustrations in our current display Stories in the Sun.
The Martha Plan invites further reflection on intimate histories of post-war (and later) migrations. Dr Natalia Ortiz leads the morning session, which is based on her ground-breaking research into the Martha Plan. The afternoon will feature a panel discussion entitled ‘Brides and Bachelors’ which showcases the research of scholars who have explored migration to Australia as an intimate phenomenon.
Explore the some of the early streets of Sydney where stories of private and public libraries unfold. Discover the wonderful world of books in colonial Sydney and learn about a few of the most important book collectors in New South Wales whose collections continue to be used today.