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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.

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.

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 to join international remembrance marking the end of World War I

Sydney town crier Graham Keating is preparing for one of his most important performances – marking the centenary of the end of the war his own uncle fought in.

Looking back at Harold Park

Reflections on a lively past as a new public space is opened.

Little known sites of life and death in Sydney streets

Explore what lies beneath our feet with former sites of cemeteries and hospitals

Great Eora fisherwomen remembered in ‘bara’ artwork

The women were a common sight around Port Jackson for generations, singing as they rowed and fished.

Odd jobs of our city’s past

We’ve sure seen a lot of change in our 175+ years of operation. We’ve dug into the archives to come up with 6 odd jobs that no longer exist at the City.


Featured in Arts & culture

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

Closing the book on late library fines

Giant Darlinghurst mural a beacon of positivity


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