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Rediscovering Sydney: Cartographica

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

Wednesday 31 March from 1pm to 2pm

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

With travel plans disrupted over the last year, many people are rediscovering and exploring their local area. This second talk of our 2-part series offers a deep dive into Sydney on the map.

Join City of Sydney curator Margaret Betteridge for this fascinating 1-hour talk to explore the many ways that Sydney has been mapped. Margaret will share examples from Indigenous peoples use of tracks, language, stars and seasons, to 19th-century cartographers and 20th-century illustrators. Through the history of mapping we can learn so much more about our city. 

The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Margaret Betteridge

Margaret is the curator of the City of Sydney’s civic collection. She enjoys sharing special stories about Sydney through some of the City of Sydney’s fascinating and intriguing objects and archives. She curated the recent Cartographica – Sydney on the map exhibition at Customs House.

This is a free event however bookings are essential. You can join the event in person at our Darling Square Library or online. To join the session in person, choose this option when you book.

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 install the free Zoom software on your own 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

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 20 people. If you book a ticket and can’t attend for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible.

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