The Value of History Statement

In July 2019, the History Councils of New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia adopted a statement about the value of history. It draws on the work of history organisations in the USA that promote the relevance and value of history through their History Relevance campaign. The four Australian History Councils have, with permission, adapted the USA’s ‘Value of History’ statement for all Australians to use.

Professional Historians Australia strongly supports the statement, and encourages all its members across Australia to consider how they might use and promote the statement in their work.

Download and save a PDF of the statement here.

Fiona Poulton