History Week 2019 - Memory and Landscapes, NSW State Archives Western Sydney Records Centre, Tuesday, 03. September 2019

A NSW State Archives History Week Event
Book for one event or come for the whole day!


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.

12 – 1pm Tour

A special behind the scenes tour of Western Sydney Records Centre at Kingswood
Tour the state-of-the-art record storage facilities and conservation lab.
2 tours available 
We recommend you wear your walking shoes!

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.

If booking for the full day’s events, please BYO lunch.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Driving: O'Connell Street runs parallel to the Great Western Highway. From the west, make a right hand turn off the Great Western Highway and follow the road around. From the east, make a left hand turn off the Great Western Highway and follow the road around.
Public Transport: Buses from both Penrith and St Marys stations stop regularly at the Western Sydney Records Centre.
Full details here »

I'm bringing a friend to the History Week event, how many people can I book in to a talk or a tour?
You can book places for up to four people.  


Tuesday, 03. September 2019, NSW State Archives Western Sydney Records Centre, History Week 2019 - Memory and Landscapes

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