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History Week

5 – 13 September 2020

Our state’s annual festival of history

Talks and lectures, behind the scene tours and heritage trails, exhibitions and radio features, film festivals, open historic houses and gardens, book sales and launches.

Sydney culture walks app

Sydney​‌’​‌s history in your pocket

Learn little-known facts about Sydney's streets, suburbs and stories on your own private walking tour.


Histories of the Spanish Flu in Australia

In a conversation facilitated by A/Prof Nancy Cushing, Dr Lisa Murray will draw upon the rich collections of the City of Sydney Archives to show how the Sydney City Council acted to control the flu.

Hero image caption: Trams at Palmer Street pedestrian crossing, William Street, Darlinghurst, 1960, Len Stone Photograph Collection (City Archives, A-00058069)

Inset image caption: Image: Elizabeth Street, 1913. (City Archives, A-01000385)