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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
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02 9391 7100

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library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

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

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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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02 9391 7988

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library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

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

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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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02 9391 7999

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library@woollahra.nsw.gov.au

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

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World War 2 brought conflict closer to home, and residents of the Woollahra municipality had many reminders that the country was officially at war.

Starting with the following articles, this section will be updated every two months, until November 2020, with new topics relating to World War 2 as it was experienced in Woollahra, including the operation of the Flying Boat Base at Rose Bay, requisitioning of  grand homes of the municipality for military use, fund raising efforts, repatriation, and the impact the war had on our longest border - Sydney Harbour.

At war again

Australia, by declaration, entered the conflict now known as World War 2 on 3 September 1939 – on the same day, and in unity with, Great Britain.

The shelling of the Eastern Suburbs

"I feel it is my duty to report that history was made last night when Woollahra was shelled from the sea. The defence authorities report that the shelling was carried out by submarine" (Mayor of Woollahra, Mayoral Minute, 8 June 1942).