History Week 2014

History Week 2014 brochure


History Week Flyer 2014


SAG Society of Geneoalogists Workshops – August


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WW1 Scanathon

It is the beginning of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, Leichhardt Library is inviting the community to bring in family heirlooms to be photographed or scanned and added to a new online resource which is being developed here. A “scanathon” of images, postcards, documents, diaries or personal mementos relating to WWI will take place at Leichhardt Library in History Week on Thursday, September 11 from 10am-4pm

ww1 ScanathonThese images and photographs of memorabilia will be added to the Leichhardt 3000 Weblog.

When: Thursday September 11
Time: 10am – 4pm
Entry Fee: Free Event
Express your interest at: at Scanathon
Blog: www.localnotes.net.au
The Leichhardt 3000 project is a joint partnership between Leichhardt Council, HGOLD (Heritage Group of Leichhardt District) the Balmain Association, and the National Archives of Australia.

The Weblog Leichhardt 3000 is a community project that will become a resource for local school students, families, researchers and will be an ongoing project throughout ww1 commemorations.

For further information contact Amie Zar, Local History librarian at Leichhardt Library on 9367 9335 or email: leichhardtww1@lmc.nsw.gov.au

Local History Grants



Book Now – Exhibition Opening “The History of Unilever at Balmain”

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Book Now at Unilever or Phone on 9367 9266

Our Sporting Treasures workshop at the State Library of NSW

AussportThe Jack Johnson and Tommy Burns fight, Norman Lindsay, 1908, call no. V/158, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
Type:     Talk
Date:     Tuesday 29 July 2014
Time:    10.30 AM to 12.30 PM
Venue:   Meet in the Macquarie Street foyer
Cost:      $10 incl. GST, bookings essential  Bookings

Sport has played a significant role in shaping Australian cultural identity. This program highlights many national and international sporting resources held in the State Library. Focusing on a variety of sporting events – including Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games – we will discuss and demonstrate how to locate printed, manuscript and pictorial material from our online catalogues and journal databases. Unique items from our significant collections across a range of sports will be on display.

This event is part of the Lifelong Learning series.

Behind the Scenes

Just sharing a behind the scenes snapshot into Managing Historical documents course with NSW leading archivist Peter Orlovich at the UNSW.

Eight local history librarians and archivist from RPA Royal Prince Alfred Hospital are thoroughly enjoying brushing up on archiving skills and managing collections.  With visits to the archives of AGNSW, Australian Museum and the UNSW.


UNSWHere we have inherited the A.U.S.A Australian Universities Sports Association  collection 1955 – 1996. for a week …so we have been beavering managing historical documentsaway applying  archival principals to this collection


SAG Society of Genealogist Workshops – May 2014


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Head On – Who Lives Here and Immigration


Opening Night Wednesday 14th May 6:00pm for 6:30pm start


Don’t Miss this excellent Photographic Exhibition as part of the Head On Festival at Leichhardt Library form May 12 -June 28th

Head On Photo Festival is Australia’s largest photo festival and the world’s second largest festival.

Who Lives Here?Exhibition Opening
6pm – 8pm
Leichhardt Library
Bookings required
Free event – All welcome
Where: Leichhardt Library
Piazza Level -Italian Forum, 23 Norton St
Leichhardt , NSW, Australia
Event Details:

As part of Head On, Kerry Pryor’s exhibition of images for ‘Beyond the Orphanage’ will open at 6pm in the Library’s exhibition space. Bookings required – register online or call 9367 9266.
More information:

Who Lives Here? Kerry Pryor unlocks the door, invites you in, and welcomes you to meet a group of orphaned children in Ethiopia. Through the support of foundation, Beyond the Orphanage the children are sponsored to attend school and live with extended family members and guardians. We are introduced to their lives and homes through Kerry’s evocative images.

View exhibition during library hours Monday 12 May – Friday 28 June

A Wonderful Heritage Festival

The Walking Group

The Walking Group

We have had a brilliant Heritage Festival for 2014 with three walking tours two author talks and two exhibitions with over 700 visitors to events. Jason Chatwin led a group of 30 on an  engaging Historical walk around Bicentennial Park, The Crescent and Jubilee Park. Perfect Autumn weather and a journey from the early beginnings of Annandale, Sir John Young, the crescent and early industry to the later Industrial phase of Rozelle Bay with Timber yards and ship industry to the reclamation of the park after the very effective “Save Rozelle Bay Campaign” in the 1980s. With rich historical resources made available through TROVE our online catalogue WEBOPAC and Online resources some amazing historical information can be found.  Keep posted for more walking Tours later on in the year.

Johnstone St. Nth. Annandale, Sydney, in 1883 looking across Rozelle Bay. Toxeth house in the distance.

Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park looking over at Viaduct.

Jubilee Park looking over at Viaduct.

Annandale Walking tour