The Blackheath History Forum’s 2020 season was cancelled because of the various pressures associated with the current Covid19 environment, but we decided to deliver presentations online. All sessions were streamed on our YouTube channel at 4pm on the indicated date. Click here to visit our YouTube channel.

For more details check out the 2020 program page.

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.

Presentations are held fortnightly in the second half of the year in the Blackheath Public School Hall on the corner of Great Western Highway and Leichhardt Street, or occasionally in the Phillips Hall Blackheath Community Centre.

Doors open at 3.30, talks start at 4.00, followed by a Q&A which generally ends around 6.00.

Admission is $5 (free to those 18 and under). Refreshments are available from 3.30 for a small additional charge of $2 to $5.

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

Best wishes,

The Blackheath History Forum Committee

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