Public Records Office Victoria Local History Grants Program

Applications for the 2016–2017 round of this grants program are now open and close close 5:00 pm Tuesday 31 January 2017. The Victorian Government recognises that local and community history is an important part of Victoria’s memory. The Local History Grants Program encourages and fosters community activities that better preserve, record and share the local, Read more …

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 …