History

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Donated photographs give a unique view of Sydney in the 1930s and 40s Cultural and creative life

Donated photographs give a unique view of Sydney in the 1930s and 40s

A collection of photographs by prolific amateur photographer Percy James Bryant has been added to our archives

Share your condolences for Prince Philip Things to do

Share your condolences for Prince Philip

To honour the passing of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, we’ve opened an online condolence book.

In pictures: Easter in Sydney over the years Our history and heritage

In pictures: Easter in Sydney over the years

Photos from the City of Sydney archives show how our city celebrated in time gone by.

Honey Kisses and Allsorts: New parks immortalise Australia’s most-loved lollies Better streets and spaces

Honey Kisses and Allsorts: New parks immortalise Australia’s most-loved lollies

We’re proposing 2 public spaces are named in honour of Rosebery’s rich confectionary history.

Oxford Street: A history from track to high street Our history and heritage

Oxford Street: A history from track to high street

From bush track to a high street with a heart, the strip beats with special resonance for Sydneysiders.

Gold rush: Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games 20th anniversaries Our history and heritage

Gold rush: Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games 20th anniversaries

When our city hosted nearly 11,000 athletes from 199 countries.

6 online jigsaw puzzles using City of Sydney archive photos Our history and heritage

6 online jigsaw puzzles using City of Sydney archive photos

Take a moment to relax and explore the city from a different perspective.

Hidden treasures in free archives website Our history and heritage

Hidden treasures in free archives website

The City’s online records portal includes over 1 million items, with almost half available to download.

What a stranger’s guide to Sydney looked like 160 years ago Things to do

What a stranger’s guide to Sydney looked like 160 years ago

James Waugh’s discerning descriptions provide a glimpse of Sydney life in 1861. Here are our favourite must-see sites from the city’s past.

Preserving one of Chinatown’s rarest buildings Architecture and design

Preserving one of Chinatown’s rarest buildings

An early 20th century building that embodies the history of Sydney’s Chinatown has been recommended for heritage listing.

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