History Week 2015: War, Nationalism and Identity

History Week has been going for 18 years and there will be many interesting events being held in Sydney and across NSW with the theme: ‘War, Nationalism and Identity’. One of the key issues being discussed is how Australians commemorate war. For instance, did you know...

Randwick Racecourse

Since it is the start of spring, and the spring racing carnival is getting underway, I thought we should take a look at the history of Randwick Racecourse. Randwick Racecourse is older than you might think. A race track was first laid out there using convict labor in...

A smorgasbord of delights

History Week is nearly upon us, and what a feast it promises to be! Presented by the History Council of NSW, with the theme of EAT History, History Week has something for everyone to savour. One of the featured free events is ‘Unwrapped Sweets: Tales from the...