NEWS about 2022

We will be starting the season on 23 July 2022 with RICHARD FIDLER.

More details of this and our other sessions will follow in the new year. But please put the dates in your diary: You will notice that they are not QUITE fortnightly – designed to keep us all on our toes (and due to hall availability!)

23 July: Richard Fidler

6 August

20 August

3 September

10 September

24 September

8 October

We may also add in some Books@Gardner’s events!

Regular sessions will start at 4 pm and will be in the Phillips Hall at the Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre at 41 Gardiner Crescent, Blackheath. We will be moving here for 2022 because it is a larger venue and therefore more viable if (God forbid) we have more lockdowns.

Entry $6. Afternoon tea from 3.30pm (drink/cake $3 ea.).



We are a small committee and we are (desperately?) seeking volunteers for the 2022 season. We are looking for people to serve behind the cake/tea counter and also at the entry desk. You don’t have to volunteer for every session (but you can if you like!) and you will get free entry (and free coffee and cake) for your time. Please email us at blackheathhistoryforum1@gmail.com if you think this might be something you can do. We are also looking for a volunteer to pick up a small piece of necessary equipment in the days before each forum and return it the following Monday – ideally this would be someone who lives in Blackheath.

The Blackheath History Forum is open to anyone interested in understanding Australian history in both its national and global contexts.  Our aim is to highlight ‘the past in the present’.

Our past speakers have included many of Australia’s leading historians, including Henry Reynolds, Judith Brett, Jenny Hocking, Stuart MacIntyre, Mark McKenna, and Humphrey McQueen. We’ve also hosted writers with strong historical interests like Tom Keneally, Paul Kelly, and Don Watson.

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We look forward to meeting you at our next forum event.

Best wishes,

The Blackheath History Forum Committee


Image: Waratah head portrait 2. Doug Becker. CC BY-SA 2.0.

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