The 2016 Annual History Council Lecture: 7 September 2016

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Join the History Council of NSW for the Annual History Lecture next Wednesday 7 September. This year, Professor Heather Goodall from the University of Technology Sydney, will explore the topic of ‘Neighbours – and heroes’.

How have Australians thought of themselves as ‘neighbours’ in the Asia-Pacific region? Professor Heather Goodall will look at how many Australians have had the courage to cross borders – taking risks to build relationships across old borders and new borders, cultural borders and ethnic borders.

Goodall notes that some may define Australia by previous policies such as the White Australia exclusions, but history can tell a very different story about those who stood against these restrictions.

Isabel Flick and Kevin Cook, Indigenous activists who stood up for their people, were also not afraid to build alliances across racial lines to work with activists from Australia and overseas.

There have also been people like Fred Wong, Molly Bondan, Clarrie Campbell, Danny Singh, Lucy Woodcock and Phyllis Johnson. These are the real neighbours – the heroes we can learn from.

The History Council of NSW also invites the public to a cocktail reception after the lecture, supported by Sydney Living Museums and De Bortoli Wines.

When: Wednesday 7 September 2016, 6 – 9pm
Where: The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Tickets: $45 for History Council of NSW members / $50 General admission (excluding fees)
Contact: (02) 9252 8715 or email admin [@] historycouncilnsw.org.au
Bookings: Book your tickets here

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