History

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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 159 years ago Things to do

What a stranger’s guide to Sydney looked like 159 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.

An epic journey celebrates an inspiring Sydney bike champion Getting around

An epic journey celebrates an inspiring Sydney bike champion

A Google search inspired Sarah Maddock to get back on her bike after discovering she shared the same name as a cycling pioneer.

Step back in time and see Sydney as it once was Our history and heritage

Step back in time and see Sydney as it once was

Revisit Sydney’s past at History Week through a series of free events.

Sydney’s streets and civic spaces bear witness to World War I Our history and heritage

Sydney’s streets and civic spaces bear witness to World War I

You’ll be surprised how many traces can be found in the fabric of our city.

A centenary of women in council Our history and heritage

A centenary of women in council

100 years ago, a single piece of legislation paved the way for women to become lawyers, stand for councils and enter parliament.

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