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History Week 2023

This year the Museum is joining in again for History Week and jumping on board with the History Council’s theme, “Voices from the Past”.

Join us for our annual Keynote Presentation which has become one of the most  popular events on the Museum calendar! The theme of History Week 2023 is “Voices from the Past”, with a focus on giving a voice to those who  have been underrepresented. As a museum our team spend most of their days researching into the past and sharing those stories, and this History Week we are pleased to be able to shine a light on the early story of women in NSW‘s Firefighting history. Join our CEO Belinda McMartin as she discusses the establishment of the Women's Fire Auxiliary in World War II. Followed by our special guest speaker Dr. Kristine Klugman OAM who was the first woman to sit on the Board of Fire Commissioners NSW and the first woman to formally undertake the  physical tests by new recruits.

Watch our Keynote Presentation in full below

History Week Keynote Presentation

DATE: Sunday 10th September 2023

TIME: 10am

Format: Digital - Live streamed on Facebook then shared on our website here.

This year the Annual Keynote presentation will once again be 100% digital!

Join our guest speakers as they discuss "Voices from the Past"

This event will also feature the induction of a new life member to the Museum. 

See the flyer for more information!

This is an official event of History Week 2023, supported by the History Council of NSW

Take a look at our past History Weeks:


History Week 2022

The Museum of Fire is introducing a new drive to collect and preserve oral histories that relate to firefighting.


History Week 2020

We asked "What is History Good For?" Here at the Museum of Fire we know it is good for everything!


History Week 2021

We put the spotlight on NSW’s earliest Firefighting efforts - the military fire brigade. It is almost 100 years since this "brigade" began operation.

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