Our history and heritage

Explore the people and places that make Sydney

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A Torres Strait Islander Elder shares her story

Language, dance and legacy: Joyce Wymarra’s journey from Badu to Glebe.

In pictures: Sydney’s public restrooms in the early 1900s

To celebrate World Toilet Day, we step back a century to explore the early days of public sanitation in our area.

We keep the ball in motion

Young Redfern All Blacks players, Jonathan Silva and Shyla Miller-Mundine, on championing togetherness in Australia's oldest Aboriginal rugby league club.

The Sydney Opera House turns 50

Jan Utzon’s iconic creation turns 50 this month, so we’ve dived into the City of Sydney archives to look at the history of Sydney’s most recognised building.

Why vote Yes in the referendum

Vote Yes to recognise Indigenous Australians in the constitution, listen to their voices about decisions that affect them, and make a practical difference.

Support and nurture through culture and dance

Jodie Welsh, founder and artistic director of Brolga Dance Academy, looks back at the building blocks of her life.

I call myself a story catcher

Michelle Blakeney looks back at her childhood and the importance of documenting her people.

Voice to Parliament: Your guide to resources about the referendum

Learn more about the referendum before you vote on Saturday 14 October

Growing up on The Block

Lindsay Williams looks back on the strong Aboriginal community created in Redfern.

5 things you can discover in the City Archives

We keep more than 1 million records about Sydney dating from the 19th century onwards. International Archives Day is the perfect time to explore them.


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9 Vivid Music events under $30 (and lots of freebies)

New mural depicts obscured faces from Australia’s past

Seeking young people to join our training and mentorship program


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