From the serious and poignant to the delightfully scandalous, immerse yourself in the fascinating history of people, place and politics of early NSW.
Ideal for history buffs, knowledge-seekers and lovers of life-long learning, this special two-day conference will be held at NSW Parliament House during History Week 2022, on Thursday 8 September and Friday 9 September 2022. There will be panels and presentations featuring engaging experts, academics and authors. The sessions will cover figures and events in the history of the NSW colony, Aboriginal community and NSW Legislative Council - the first and oldest legislative body in Australia.
The conference forms part of activities commemorating the upcoming 200th anniversary of the Legislative Council, which is the Upper House of the state's parliament. Come along and you will leave with a greater appreciation of NSW's unique democratic history and all that came before it.
Tickets are just $25 and include:
Two-day conference entry
Morning and afternoon tea each day
A tour of the parliamentary chambers and historical rooms on the Thursday afternoon
A reception in the unique Fountain Court with complimentary beverages on the Friday.
You can also add on an additional dining package to enjoy an 1823-themed lunch and more.
Visitors to NSW Parliament will have their temperature checked upon entry and are kindly requested not to attend if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-like illness. Depending on COVID safety measures at the time of the conference, rapid antigen testing may be provided at the venue.