Seminars and presentations

The Parliament of NSW and the NSW Chapter of the ASPG will host an online presentation, Tales from a rare manuscript – The Settler’s Muster Book 1800, given by Associate Professor Carol Liston, University of Western Sydney, on Wednesday 9 September 2020, from 11.00 am-12.00 pm.

Nominated for UNESCO Australia’s – Memory of the World Register, The Settler’s Muster Book 1800 is the earliest record of a muster to have survived and a window into the early social history of the colony of NSW. Recorded in the Muster Book are details of occupations, ship arrivals, and the animals and land that people owned. The Muster Book is also valuable for what is left out.

Please join us on the 220th anniversary of this unique manuscript, which is held in the NSW Parliament’s collection.

By attending this presentation you will have the opportunity to view this rare book and hear from Associate Professor Liston, who is a specialist in the history of early New South Wales.

This is an online event – If you would like to attend, please RSVP to the Parliament’s Education Section ( to register your interest and to receive an invitation link to the event.


For further information about NSW Chapter events or to RSVP, please contact Rohan Tyler, Secretary/Treasurer, Australasian Study of Parliament Group, NSW Chapter
Address: Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000
Telephone: 02 9230 3308