Girt Nation by David Hunt (COSHA)
David Hunt tramples the tall poppies of the past in charting Australia's transformation from aspiration to nation in "Girt Nation" the third book from his "Girt" series.
A Dickensian Christmas in July
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Celebrate Christmas in July with delicious refreshments and a cosy Dickens reading before settling in to watch a Christmas film. SMSA Members only.
Tall Tales: Stories from COSHA Members
Join City of Sydney Historical Association for a trio of tales from their members.
Classic Film Night: The Round-Up (1965)
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Join us to watch this classic film in 16mm Cinemascope print, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.
Carmen – A Night at the Opera
Join us for a glamorous evening of champagne, canapés and a performance of Bizet’s Carmen, performed by Opera Bites.
Smuggled: An Illegal History of Journeys to Australia
Ruth Balint & Julie Kalman discuss the ideas behind the book Smuggled: An Illegal History of Journeys to Australia, tracing the fascinating story of people smuggling in Australia’s migrant history, from the Second World War through to the present.
The Cato Street Conspiracy : The Australian Connection (COSHA)
For COSHA, Kieran Hannan tells the story of little known attempt by a group of London radicals to overthrow the British government and change Britain into a people's republic and 'free' Ireland.
Film Matinee: The Castle (1997)
The Kerrigan family’s domestic bliss is threatened when they receive a compulsory acquisition notice for their home in suburban Melbourne.
Building Resilience Post-Pandemic
Dr Aileen Alegado joins us to speak about the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and shares positive tools to help build resilience and move forward.
Classic Film Night: The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Join us to watch this classic thriller in 16mm film, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.
In Her Own Image: Greek-Australian Women (COSHA)
Leonard Janiszewski & Effy Alexakis present an engaging talk on Greek-Australian Women for City Of Sydney Historical Association.
The Henry Carmichael Lecture
Join us for champagne and light refreshments and to hear about the life of Henry Carmichael, educational progressive, social reformer, and winegrower.
Perspectives on war: poetry and film
Join us to start the Anzac weekend with a selection of significant war poems and a screening of Kubrick’s film classic, Paths of Glory (1957).
Touring Australia by Road
Join Ian Scanlon as he shares his journeys around Australia with a group of historic car club members, and get inspiration for your next travel adventure.
Sydney's Public Sculptures: Gods & Goddesses (COSHA)
Robijn Alexanda will discuss our enduring fascination with the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome, as reflected in Sydney's public sculptures. At the SMSA for COSHA.
Film Matinee: Innocence (2000)
The story of two separated lovers who fall in love again after more than forty years apart.
Sydney’s Invisible Women
Join Jo Henwood as she highlights significant women of Sydney’s history and some amazing women still around today, celebrating their achievements by exploring their individual stories.
Classic Film Night: Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
Join us to watch this Japanese classic in 16mm film, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.