Our history and heritage

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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

More than 100 years ago, people erupted in celebration as 4 years of battle were finally declared over.

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.

The story of Victoria Park

Victoria Park has a long history of being a place for the people. View its evolution in pictures

Celebrating the Queen Victoria Building

One of Sydney’s best loved historic landmarks has been drawing shoppers, workers and visitors for 124 years.


Featured in Arts & culture

Be part of Sydney Lunar Festival 2023

Musicians, filmmakers, painters and more set up shop on Bathurst Street

Meet the creatives living and working in reduced-rent spaces in the inner city


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