4 fast facts about Sydney’s aldermen

As elected officials, they acted as the intermediary between the public and local government, representing residents and ratepayers.

The Sydney’s Aldermen website lets you dig into the lives of the people who have helped govern our local area since 1842.

This History Week, you can learn the key elements of biography, important source material and resources, and how to summarise a life. Register now for the adopt an alderman session and try your hand at biographical research.

History Week is on from 3 September to 11 September.

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