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In pictures: Sydney playgrounds in the 20th century Our history and heritage

In pictures: Sydney playgrounds in the 20th century

Did you know that playgrounds weren't a thing before the 1930s? Swings and slippery dips represent a shift in how society saw kids and their place in the world.

Explore the Hall of Service on Anzac Day Our history and heritage

Explore the Hall of Service on Anzac Day

Hidden underground, this space contains the stories of World War I enlistees from across NSW.

In pictures: Celebrating 90 years of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Our history and heritage

In pictures: Celebrating 90 years of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Explore the landmark that has shaped the physical and social landscape of our city.

The most intriguing donations to our archive in 2021 Our history and heritage

The most intriguing donations to our archive in 2021

As a new year begins, we take a look at some interesting additions to our collection.

What to do in Sydney this January Things to do

What to do in Sydney this January

Sydney Festival, bush food cocktails and exhibitions. Here are the events you need to know about this month.

Take a step back in time down George Street Our history and heritage

Take a step back in time down George Street

As we create 9,000 square metres of new car-free space, discover how the storied boulevard has evolved.

Discover Green Square’s history on foot with a new self-guided walk Our history and heritage

Discover Green Square’s history on foot with a new self-guided walk

Transform, available on the Sydney Culture Walks app, documents the neighbourhood’s fascinating history and stunning architecture.

5 minutes with History Week curator Margaret Betteridge Our history and heritage

5 minutes with History Week curator Margaret Betteridge

We unveil the captivating details you’ll discover when you look up in Sydney.

Explore the hidden stories of your own four walls Things to do

Explore the hidden stories of your own four walls

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

Boredom-busting activities you can enjoy online for free Things to do

Boredom-busting activities you can enjoy online for free

From fitness classes to jigsaw puzzles, enjoy these lockdown life-improvers from home.

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