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History Week

4 – 12 September 2021

Our state’s annual festival of history

Themed 'From the ground up', this years innovative program features online talks and lectures, heritage trails, the history of the Great Strike and valuable learnings from Indigenous history.

Event program

Home Talent: Australia's Itinerant Filmmakers

Home Talent: Australia's Itinerant Filmmakers

Discover the people who brought entertainment and news to small communities
Today 6pm to 7pm
Transform - Green Square self-guided walking tour

Transform - Green Square self-guided walking tour

Discover Sydney’s newest neighbourhood while learning about its fascinating history and stunning architecture
Today all day

Episode 1

Histories of the Spanish Flu in Australia

In a conversation facilitated by A/Prof Nancy Cushing, Dr Peter Hobbins will discuss the community histories written about the pneumonic influenza and how they can be of use to us as we face our own pandemic.


Episode 2

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.


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.

Hero image caption: House removal, Brown St & Missenden Rd, Camperdown, 1916 (City Archives A-00036801)