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ISAA New South Wales Chapter


The New South Wales Chapter of ISAA was formed at a meeting in the State Library in February 1997. While most NSW members reside in or adjacent to Sydney, a number live as far afield as Armidale and Cooma.

The new postal address is: PO Box A644 Sydney South 1235

The composition of the 2018-2019 NSW Chapter Committee is as follows: 

Chair: Christine Yeats

Immediate Past Chair: Christine Jennett (Convenor, Work-in-Progress Committee)

Vice-Chair: Brian Nicholls

Treasurer: Christine Yeats (Acting)

Secretary:Christine Jennett (Acting)

Ordinary members: Grahame Budd  Wendy Michaels (Convenor, Seminar Committee), Rodney Nillsen, Marie Parmenter (Convenor, Talent Committee),   Shirley Randell

Library Liaison: Gretchen Poiner

Regional Representatives: John Ramsland, Robin McLachlan






The Contents page of ISAA-NSW Seminar Proceedings, 2017 and 2018 (combined) has been uploaded to the ISAA website, NSW Section.

The Proceedings can be purchased for $20 + $5 (postage & packaging).

Contact Christine Jennett:


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Independent Scholars Association of Australia (NSW Chapter) In collaboration with the State Library of NSW

Annual Seminar

In the Aftermath of the First World War – Women’sLegal Status Act 1918

Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW

Macquarie Street Sydney

21 July 2018 – 12.45-4.30pm

The aftermath of the First World War ushered in significant social changes for women. In November 1918, despite some resistance from the ‘legislating brotherhood’, the NSW parliament passed the Women’s Legal Status Act, which enabled women...

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Download: Seminar 2018.pdf
File size: 195.46KB

OPEN FORUM Joint Independent Scholars Association of Australia (NSW Chapter) & Royal Australian Historical Society

OPEN FORUM Joint Independent Scholars Association of Australia (NSW Chapter) & Royal Australian Historical Society

Joint Independent Scholars Association of Australia (NSW Chapter) & Royal Australian Historical Society

Open Forum 

Date: Tuesday September 25, 2018; Time: 2pm - 4pm

Where: History House. Royal Australian Historical Society

133 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Title: Charles Dickens and his performed readings: a new art form:

In his third professional career after journalism and fiction, Dickens as a performing reader brought his novels alive on the platform to enthralled crowds in over 400 public presentations.  He was unique among...

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ISAA NSW Chapter, Thursday 17 May 2018 at 1.00 pm 

 Mitchell Library of NSW, Jean Garling Room 

Annual General Meeting Agenda

1. Apologies

2. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 2017 AGM

3. President’s Report

4. Treasurer’s report

5. Election of Office Bearers

6. General Business


Topic: 'Process as product: Using social media in academic research strategies'

Academic researchers have many useful social media platforms vying for their time and attention; choosing which platform to use to share what and...

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Visions of Sydney

The 1788 arrival of Governor Phillip at Farm Cove with the 11 ships of the First Fleet saw the displacement of the peoples of the Eora Nation and the establishment of the British penal colony that would become Sydney Town and, eventually, the City of Sydney. From a Georgian town to a global city, what visions have guided and directed the shapes and places of Sydney, its architecture,...

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A Regional Forum for the NSW Chapter of ISAA is to take place in Bathurst starting at the Pillars of Bathurst on 8 May at 2pm. It will be a 2-hour Historical Walking Tour led by  ISAA member, Dr Robin McLachlan.


My walking tour will take fellow ISAA members on a visit to my public history 'workshops along the bank of the Macquarie/Wambool River. We will begin with a visit to The...

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