Our history and heritage

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Learn about Sydney’s Aboriginal history as you walk Country

Markers highlight significant people and places along the harbour foreshore.

In pictures: Queen Elizabeth II in Sydney

To mark the passing of Her Royal Highness, we look back at her visits to our city.

‘Old, insanitary and ruinous’: Historic photos reveal demolished Sydney

The changing face of the city captured from 1900 to 1931.

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.

Celebrating World Letter Writing Day: Notes from the City of Sydney Archives

Explore the stories and beauty of decorative 19th and early 20th century requests, demands and complaints.

In pictures: Crown Street through the centuries

As we plan a future transformation for Crown Street, see how the route evolved over 200 years.

Historic Haymarket landmark returned to its former glory

Learn more about the restoration of the heritage-listed Corporation Building and how it serviced Sydney’s markets.

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 at the Anzac Memorial

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

10 ways to step back in time this Heritage Festival

Immerse yourself in a world of curiosity until 31 May.


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Learn about Sydney’s Aboriginal history as you walk Country

The City of Sydney increases support for Sydney WorldPride

Reflecting on our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel


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