Value of History Statement

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The study of the past and telling its stories are critical to our sense of belonging, to our communities and to our shared future.
— The Value of History Statement
History shapes our identities, engages us as citizens, creates inclusive communities, is part of our economic well-being, teaches us to think critically and creatively, inspires leaders and is the foundation of our future generations.
— The Value of History Statement

The Value of History Statement was launched on 3 September by Dr. Stephen Gapps, the President of the History Council of NSW. ‘This follows the national announcement by the four History Councils of NSW, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria at the annual meeting of the Australian Historical Association held in Toowoomba on July 11. The Statement emphasizes the value of studying the past and telling its stories’ (History Council of NSW). The entire statement can be downloaded as PDF here. The call to endorse the statement can be found on the History Council of NSW’s website linked above.