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International Women’s Day: Sydney’s lady mayoresses

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

Thursday 14 March from 1pm to 2pm

The office of the lady mayoress was more than just society balls, nice frocks and elaborate flower arrangements. It was a busy role focussed on entertaining distinguished visitors as well as social welfare and philanthropy.

Sydney’s newspapers frequently reported on their choice of attire, yet rarely about their individual merits. They were often successful, ambitious women in their own right, established well before they shared in the civic limelight of their mayoral husband or relative.

Join us for this engaging talk as City of Sydney historian, Nicole Cama, shares stories about past lady mayoresses of Sydney, and discover how these remarkable women navigated their public life and civic duties with style, care, and dedication. View imagery of the Lady Mayoress Rooms at Sydney Town Hall, and photographs and paintings from the City of Sydney’s Archives and objects from the civic collection.

Explore our International Women's Day tote bag printing workshop at the makerspace after this talk.

We aim to present inclusive and accessible events. If you have any particular access or communication needs please contact Natalya Shinn, programs coordinator on 02 9265 9789 or nshinn@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

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