Book Now Heritage Festival Talk Italian Migration Journeys

Join us to hear Italian Historian and author Gianfranco Cresciani discuss his latest book “Italy and Australia” An asymmetrical relationship as well as a topical discussion on the History of italian Migration stories.

 Wednesday 7th May 6pm for a 6:30pm start.

Bookings 9367 9266

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Heritage Festival Talk – Sempre Con Te – Always with you

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Heritage Festival Programme 2014

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il Viaggio “The Journey” short film competition

Il Viaggio “The Journey” short film competition.

Are you under 18 and a film maker in the making don’ t miss out on this short film competition.

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Leichhardt on the Margins revised edition on sale next week !!!

Don’t miss out on the revised edition of Leichhardt’s Historical book If you don’t have one it is not to be missed. With new coloured maps and revised index.

Purchase your copy at Leichhardt or Balmain Library.

Leichhardt : on the margins of the city : a social history of Leichhardt and the former municipalities of Annandale, Balmain and Glebe / Max Solling and Peter Reynolds. 2013


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International Women’s Day and Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre 40th Anniversary

This year our own Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre celebrates it’s 40th Anniversary (est 1974.) One of Australia’s first women’s Health centres it has provided esssential support to women over four decades. Special guests in support of the centre over the years have included Hazel Hawke, Feminist Eva Cox, Tanya Pliberseck, Franca Arena and Leichhardt Mayor LArry Hand. Don’t miss tommorrow’s International Women’s Day event at Leichhardt’s Pioneer Park with guest Governer of NSW Marie Bashir.IWD AC CVO











Taking to the streets

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International Women’s Day 2014

08 Mar 2014

What time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: Pioneers Memorial Park Norton St, Leichhardt, NSW, Australia

Event Details: Join us and Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre to enjoy a lovely March afternoon in Pioneers Memorial Park.

More information: Light refreshments and entertainment from local artists will be provided.

The theme for the 2014 Leichhardt Council International Women’s Day celebrations is: “Break the silence about violence: Uniting local ambassadors” and the event will be celebrating 40 years of Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre as well as acknowledging women who inspire change locally.

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Family History Workshop at Leichhardt and Balmain Library

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Mort’s Dock 50 years ago and Today.

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Leichhardt Historical Journal vol 1-20 is now online.

You will be happy to know that the Leichhardt Historical Journal written by Dr Peter Reynolds, a labour of love and dedication to the Architectural history of Leichhardt LGA suburbs is now available online. The first edition came out in November 1971 and Vol 24 is in the process of completion. Volumes 1-20 is available online at: Here

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Balmain Observer 1884-1907 digitised


2nd December 2013
We are delighted to announce that Leichhardt Library Service has joined
forces with the National Library of Australia to ensure the Balmain Observer
is available for everyone to read now and into the future.
Through the National Library’s Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program,
the Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser 1884 – 1907 has been
digitised and is now available to read online at:
In the coming year Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs 1907 -1954 will
be digitised adding further value to the local community.
It is part of a National Library program available to all libraries, community
groups and other organisations, to digitise selected newspaper titles.
Already this service is providing free online access to over 11.5 million pages
from over 600 Australian metropolitan and regional newspapers from every
state and territory. All of the newspapers are fully text searchable.