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Monday: 9am-8pm
Tuesday: 9am-8pm
Wednesday: 9am-8pm
Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm
Closed on public holidays

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Phone
02 9391 7100

Email
library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

Address

Woollahra Library
Level 1, 451 New South Head Road
Double Bay NSW 2028

Hours

Monday: 9:30am-6pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-6pm
Wednesday: 12pm-8pm
Thursday: 9:30am-6pm
Friday: 9:30am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm* 
Closed on public holidays

*Please note Paddington Library will be opening on Sundays on a trial basis commencing 20 January 2019 and finishing at the end of December 2019.

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Contact

Phone
02 9391 7988

Email
library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

Address

Paddington Library
Paddington Town Hall
247 Oxford Street,
Paddington NSW 2021

Hours

Monday: 2pm-5pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-5pm
Wednesday: 12pm-7pm
Thursday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 2pm-5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Closed on public holidays

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Contact

Phone
02 9391 7999

Email
library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

Address

Watsons Bay Library
The Tea Gardens
8 Marine Parade
Watsons Bay NSW 2030

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1 Small St, Woollahra, 1992. Sight of shelling by Japanese submarine on 8 June 1942. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf002870</em>.26 Manion Avenue, Rose Bay, 1992. The scene of the only civilian casualty during WW2.<em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf005183</em>.Royal Motor Yacht Club motor cruisers in Sydney Harbour during World War 2. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf000893</em>.National Emergency Service vehicle with 3 female volunteers during World War 2. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf002976</em>.Magazine for #2 gun, Signal Hill, Watsons Bay, 1993. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf003080</em>.HMAS Perth gun turret, 1941. <em>Australian War Memorial 006602</em>.Second World War exercises at Rose Bay, 27 September 1940. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf004568</em>.Signal Station and staircase leading down to fortifications in Signal Hill, 2018. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf008121</em>.Laings Point, Watsons Bay, World War 2 defences, 1958. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf004022</em>.Frank McGovern OAM, c1940. <em>McGovern family image</em>.Volunteers with the Woollahra branch of the National Emergency Services distribute sand bags from the top of a vehicle. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf002977</em>.Alderman Reginald Thornton (c1947). Thornton was the warden on duty on 8 June 1942 when Japanese shelling hit the eastern suburbs. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf000497</em>.First meeting of the Australian War Cabinet, 27 September 1939. <em>Australian War Memorial 042822</em>.Alderman Lyle Moore c1941, Woollahra’s Chief Warden. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf001499</em>.Alderman Keith Manion, Mayor of Woollahra June 1942. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf001500</em>.A meeting of Woollahra Council in the upstairs Chambers, 90 Ocean Street, late 1930s. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf001471</em>.The Ocean Street building (1975) which housed the Woollahra administration until 1947. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf006360/0980</em>.Badly damaged rear of house at 4 Bradley Avenue, Bellevue Hill. <em>Australian War Memorial 012595</em>.Shell damage in the southern wall of 26 Manion Avenue. <em>Australian War Memorial 012583</em>.Badly damaged rear of house at 4 Bradley Avenue, Bellevue Hill. <em>Australian War Memorial 012595</em>.Naval ship moored at Watsons Bay wharf during World War 2. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf000497</em>.Watsons Bay wharf during World War 2. <em>Woollahra Libraries Digital Archive pf000495</em>.HMAS Kuttabul after the explosion, 1942. ,em>Australian War Memorial 012422</em>.1st Lieutenant George Leo Cantello, Commanding Officer of the 41st Pursuit Squadron, USAAF, based at Blackstown Aerodrome, lost his life as a result of the Shelling of Sydney. <em>Australian War Memorial 05600.001</em>.