Explore the hidden stories of your own four walls

Discover intriguing stories about your home by learning how to research its history.

Looking for something enjoyable and a little different to do during lockdown? Join the online Citizen History: House History research workshop and pick up the tools you need to dig out the history of your home.

Discover who’s lived there, when and why it was built – and perhaps unearth a few surprises. It’s a great way to connect with the past and be a part of history in the making.

208–214 Harris Street, Pyrmont, 1911 (City of Sydney Archives A-00038940)

City of Sydney historians will introduce you to the resources you need for your research, so you’re equipped with what you need to become your own detective.

The City of Sydney’s online House & Building Histories Guide will provide the framework, focusing on resources available in the City of Sydney’s Archives and History Resources.

Among the sources at your fingertips will be maps, photographs, subdivision plans, postal directories, letters, petitions, assessment books, architectural plans and building files.

Architectural plan for residential flats at 17 Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay, 1937 (City of Sydney Archives A-00552880)

The session is followed with a Q&A, where a panel will address the most popular topics nominated by you. Viewers can send requests when they register.

Don’t miss out – register for this history detective workshop and join the Citizen History movement.

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