Join us when we celebrate the NSW History Council History Week at Kingswood. We have a day of activities planned. Book for all of the events, or just pick one. Remember if you are staying for the whole day to bring your own lunch. On offer:
10.00am – 12pm Morning tea, talk and display
Memory NSW State Archives – the UNESCO Treasures
The State Archives Collection features archives that have been recognised by UNESCO through inscription on the Memory of the World Register and the Australian Memory of the World Register. These records include records that tell the story of the convicts that were transported to the new colony of New South Wales from 1788 as well as the first ever census taken in Australia, the 1828 Census.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see these original records on display and learn about their significance.
Maximum 55 people
12 – 1pm Tour
A special behind the scenes tour of Western Sydney Records Centre at Kingswood
Maximum of 2 tours of 25 people each tour
2-3.30pm Talk and afternoon tea
Landscapes The Queen’s Album
In 1882 Queen Victoria received a magnificent album of photography from the people of New South Wales. The album, gifted as a tribute of loyalty, featured photographic images that presented the colony of NSW to a distant monarch. The selected views – the majority sourced from the collection of the NSW Government Printing Office – depicted wild and majestic landscapes, sites of ‘civilisation’ and symbols of Empire.
Join curator Bonnie Wildie as she discusses the rediscovery of the glass plate negatives used in the making of the album, and how The Queen’s Album exhibition reimagined a moment in history from nearly 140 years ago when NSW sought to define itself to the reigning monarch through depictions of landscape.
Maximum 60 people