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Discover Sydney’s online Archives and History Resources

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

Wednesday 30 June from 1pm to 2pm

City of Sydney Library Lunchtime Conversations is a series of free talks with authors, artists and experts.

Are you interested in exploring the history of Sydney?

The online archives catalogue provides access to over 1 million items about the City of Sydney and the local area. Access documents, photographs, maps and plans from as early as 1842.

City Archivist Janet Villata will introduce you to the City Archives and explains how to search and browse the online catalogue. Janet will also highlight some of the fascinating items you can discover in the archives of the oldest municipal council in NSW.

Janet Villata

Janet Villata is the City Archivist at the City of Sydney. She leads a team of 5 and a volunteer workforce of 30. She was part of the project team that developed the new catalogue, introduced in 2020, which has helped to transform access to the City Archives.

Booking options

Attend the event at Darling Square Library - Covid safety

To join the session in person, choose this option when you book. This is a Covid-safe event. Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event according to our Covid-19 safety plan.

Please note that the venue has a reduced capacity and bookings are limited to 30 people. If you book a ticket and can’t attend for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible.

Attend the event online

To join the session live on Zoom, choose this option when you book. Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event on Zoom. You’ll need to instalTol the free Zoom software on your own or computer or device to participate.

This event will be Auslan interpreted. To access the Auslan interpreting, you will need to use Zoom on a computer for this event.

Covid-safe information

Darling Square Library has a Covid-safe plan in place.

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