Neighbours – And Heroes

History Council NSW Annual History Lecture 2016 by Heather Goodall Heather Goodall will look at how Australians have thought of themselves as ‘neighbours’ in the Asia-Pacific region, especially those that took risks to build relationships across old borders and new borders, cultural borders and ethnic borders.

Swimming with the Spit – 100 Years of the Spit Amateur Swim Club

Join Dr Tanya Evans for a talk focusing on the forthcoming community authored, supported and funded book Swimming with the Spit: 100 Years of the Spit Amateur Swim Club. Tanya and the book’s other contributors hope to encourage readers and swimmers to think historically about their ambles down to the beach, invigorating morning swims and afternoon dips on sultry Sydney-summer Read more …

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Book talk with with author Leigh Straw. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld Read more …

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Book talk With author Leigh Straw. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld figure.

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Meet the author Leigh Straw. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld figure.

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk with author Leigh Straw. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld Read more …

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Book talk with With author Leigh Straw. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld Read more …

This is Where They Travelled: Historical Aboriginal Lives in Sydney

An exhibition curated by NSW History Fellow (and AHA member) Paul Irish and researchers from the La Perouse Aboriginal, with free guided walking tour that debunks the assumption that Aboriginal people disappeared from Sydney in the nineteenth century, or lost their cultural links to the area. Run in conjunction with NAIDOC week.

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Author Leigh Straw in conversation with City of Sydney Historian Lisa Murray. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time Read more …