Grab a cup of tea and join curator Margaret Betteridge as she explores the Civic Collection and City Archives to highlight some of the many ways that the City of Sydney has helped its community in times of need and distress.
The City of Sydney’s swift response to COVID-19 this year was to provide wide-ranging assistance to the community, extending its programs to support its most vulnerable people, small businesses, the arts sector, international students and others impacted by the crisis.
Care and compassion have been front and centre of the work that our organisation does and builds on a long tradition and a genuine commitment to providing practical assistance and charitable relief to people at home and abroad.
From natural disasters to war, from pandemics to poverty, the City of Sydney and Sydney Town Hall have played an important role in showing just how much people and their needs matter to us in tough times.
The talk will go for half an hour, including a short Q&A. This is a free event however, bookings are essential. Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event on Zoom. You’ll need to install the free Zoom software on your own or computer or device to participate.
About our speaker: Margaret Betteridge is the curator of the City of Sydney’s civic collection and enjoys sharing special stories about Sydney through some of the City’s fascinating and intriguing objects.
About History Week: This talk is presented by the Culture & Creativity team at the City of Sydney as part of our program for History Week, 5-13 September 2020.
History Week is a statewide festival coordinated by the History Council of NSW. The theme for 2020 is "History: what is it good for?" For more events, visit www.historyweek.com.au