celebrating History Week 2008 – my place

Everyone’s place has a story, and on September 10 thirty eager year 2 students from Leichhardt Public School joined us for an afternoon of discovery, diving-deep into the history of ‘their place’. The afternoon included a look at some of our photographic collection, a chance for the kids to find out who lived in their house 100 years ago using the Sands Sydney & Suburban Directory, exploring the story of the old Balmain Cemetery (today Pioneer Park on Norton Street) through a couple of 1930s newsreels from our collection and finished off with a treasure hunt around Leichhardt Library. Fun for all!