WE ARE CONTINUING THE 2021 SEASON … mostly online!

We had hoped the 2021 Blackheath History Forum season would be going back to live, face-to-face events. Due to COVID we are moving most talks online.

REGISTRATION will be required for online as well as live events. See details of our program and links on the 2021 program page.



Regular sessions start at 4pm.

Face-to-face session will be held at Blackheath Public School Hall (corner Leichhardt St & Great Western Highway). Entry $6. Afternoon tea from 3.30pm (drink/cake $3 ea.). Please note that in addition to our regular program, this year there are also some book launches that will be held at Gardner’s Inn with a start time of 4pm.

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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