Our history and heritage

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Thomas Edison’s letter among free historical finds

The City’s archives website includes over 1 million items, with almost half available to download.

Step back in time and see Sydney as it once was

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

In pictures: the stories behind significant Aboriginal organisations born in Redfern

Go behind-the-scenes to learn about important Aboriginal services that began in Redfern.

The many eras of Dyuralya Square

Trace the history through wetlands, industry and market gardens.

Sydney past and present in 13 glorious maps

From finding an easy bike route to tracking sharks, maps continue to be popular and important. Find the hidden detail in these representations of Sydney.

A welcome last post for historic digger statue

A much-loved World War I digger statue has returned to its home in Glebe’s Harold Park after 60 years.

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

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

Renovated Anzac Memorial features in Remembrance Day commemorations

Large crowds are expected to gather in Hyde Park on 11 November 2018, to reflect on the end of World War I.

Sydney’s joy at the end of World War I

100 years ago, inner Sydney erupted in celebration as 4 years of battle were finally declared over.


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