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Curiosities and treasures in the City of Sydney archives

Where
Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
When

Wednesday 18 May from 1pm to 2pm

In this session, city archivist Janet Villata and Archivist Mathilde de Hauteclocque will introduce you to the archives collection.

They will give you a taste of some of the curiosities and treasures that can be found in the collection and provide you with some tips on searching and browsing the catalogue so that you can make your own surprising discoveries.

Biography:

Janet Villata is the city archivist at the City of Sydney. She leads a team of 5 and a volunteer workforce of 35. She was part of the project team that developed the new catalogue, introduced in 2020, which has helped transform access to the City Archives.

Mathilde de Hauteclocque is an archivist at the City of Sydney. She joined the archives in 2021 after completing postgraduate studies in information management. She has a long-held interest in Sydney’s spatial history and wrote a cultural studies thesis on the 1833 boundary stones of Sydney.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Covid-safe information

Booking options

Attend the event at Darling Square Library, level 1, Ideas Space - Covid safety

The health and safety of everyone at City of Sydney venues is our top priority. If you plan to visit, you must be familiar with the procedures in place and follow Covid-safe rules during your visit. See our website for the most up-to-date entry requirements and what to expect when visiting.

Attend the event online

To join the session live on Zoom, choose this option when you book. Please read your booking confirmation carefully to join the event on Zoom. You’ll need to install Zoom free on your computer or device to take part.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

To access the Auslan interpreting, you will need to use Zoom on a computer.

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