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Discover Your Local History: National Family History Month 2021 - Searching for Little Dorrit: family history discoveries from 19th century London to NSW

Ruth Graham, CEO of the Society of Australian Genealogists, provides an insight into researching UK-based ancestors through the discovery of her London heritage.  Ruth discusses a range of sources including the Charles Booth poverty maps, and reveals the experience of seeking a Dickens link on the former site of the Marshalsea prison.

The Beatles Concerts at the Sydney Stadium Plaque Unveiling

The unveiling of a plaque commemorating the Beatles concerts at the Sydney Stadium in June 1964 at the corner of Neild Avenue and New South Head Road, Paddington

Jessie, Lady Street Plaque Unveiling

The unveiling of a plaque to honour Jessie, Lady Street on the footpath near 2 Greenoaks Avenue, Darling Point.

Local History Visual Tour: Cooper Park

A visual tour of Cooper Park and some of its heritage, filmed between 2019 and 2020. The tour pairs contemporary views with historic images from the Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive.

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Edward Albert 'Douglas' Watson Plaque Unveiling

The unveiling of a plaque to honour Edward Albert 'Douglas' Watson at 39 Etham Avenue, Darling Point.

Alan Stuart Morris Plaque Unveiling

The unveiling of a plaque to honour Alan Morris, co-founder of the Mojo advertising agency, at 120 1/2 Underwood Street, Paddington.

Montague Alfred (Monty) Noble Plaque Unveiling

The unveiling of a plaque to honour Montague Alfred (Monty) Noble at Trumper Park Oval, Paddington.

Discover Your Local History - Frank Hurley: a photographer's extraordinary life

Frank Hurley’s biographer, Alasdair McGregor, shares his insight into an extraordinary life. Hurley roamed the world as adventurer, photographer and film-maker but found sanctuary in creating magnificent gardens - two of them in our local area.

A plaque was unveiled marking the life and achievements of Frank Hurley in 2019 as part of the Woollahra Council Plaque Scheme.

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Local History Session - Upgraded TROVE - What is it good for?

Explore the power of the National Library of Australia’s TROVE. Browse through a vast collection of digital copies of newspapers, photographs, manuscripts and more. Learn how to plan your search and use narrow keyword searches. This event was part of History Week 2020.

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