History Week

Inner West Council Library and History are proud to present the program for History Week 2018 and there’s a raft of free events taking place from 1-9 September 2018 across the Inner West.

The event is part of History Council of New South Wales’ annual, state-wide celebration of history.

This year’s theme is Life and Death and we’ve gathered a host of renowned local historians to share the stories of those who have lived and died in the inner west. You can learn these on night walking tours, graveyard tours, with expert talks and photo exhibitions. History Week 2018 is a chance to learn more about our community past and present.

See you there!

Share your photos and stories with us!

Make sure to share your History Week 2018 experiences and photographs with us by tagging them with #HistoryWeek2018.

A grave look at history

Walking tour

St. Peters Anglican Church, St Peters

Saturday, 1 September, 2-4pm
Click here to book and for more info

Second session: Sunday, 9 September, 2-4pm
Click here to go to booking page

 

Broughton Hall: Brought to life

Outdoor exhibition

Saturday, 1 September until Sunday, 9 September, 10am-4pm daily
Broughton Hall, Lilyfield (enter at Church St entrance between Wharf Rd and Glover St)
No bookings required. More information

 

From coughing to coffins: digging into council archives

History talk

Tuesday, 4 September, 10am-12noon
Petersham Town Hall (Archives) First Floor
Click here to book and for more info

 

A celebration of life: The Infants’ Home, Ashfield

Photo exhibition and history talk

Exhibition: runs from 1-29 September during library opening hours.
Ashfield Library, Local Studies Room Level 2
No bookings required

History Talk:

Ashfield Library, Local Studies Room Level 2

Wednesday 5 September, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Click here to book and for more info

Second session: Thursday 13 September, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Link to booking page for second session

 

Where have all the coffins gone?

Walking tour

Wednesday, 5 September, 10am-12noon
Meeting Point: The Rotunda, Pioneers Memorial Park, Leichhardt.
Click here to book and for more info

 

Departures

Film screening

Thursday, 6 September, 2-4.15pm
Leichhardt Library
Click here to book and for more info

 

Murder and mayhem in Petersham

Night walking tour

Friday, 7 September, 6.30-9pm
Meeting Point: Petersham Town Hall Foyer
Click here to book and for more info

 

Death of a graveyard

Walking tour

Camperdown Cemetery, Newtown
Meeting Point: In front of Newtown Town Hall 

Saturday, 8 September, 10.30am-12pm
Click here to book and for more info

Second session: Saturday, 8 September, 2:30-4:30pm
Click here to go to the booking page

 

Life and death of Balmain industry

Photo exhibition

Saturday 1, 8, 15 September 11am-4pm
Tuesday 4 and 11 September, 11am-1pm
The Watch House, 179 Darling St, Balmain
No bookings required.  Click here for more information

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