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Historical black and white photograph. Location unknown, Sydney, circa 1901 (image from City of Sydney Archives A-01000229).
Curator's tour: Developing Sydney exhibition
Join curator and historian Laila Ellmoos for a special guided tour of the virtual exhibition, Developing Sydney: Capturing Change 1900-1920.

At the dawn of the 20th century, as Sydney was in full march towards modernity, old buildings were being demolished with rapid pace, leading to a sense among some that the city’s history was being lost. This Customs House exhibition, available only online, is an exciting opportunity to explore the streets of Sydney during this period of profound transformation. The striking streetscape photographs featured are part of the collection of 5,000 photographs and glass plate negatives commissioned by the City Building Surveyor’s department.

In this fascinating 1-hour event, exhibition curator Laila Ellmoos will take you on tour of the virtual exhibition and share her favourite photographs of lost Sydney. There'll be a moderated Q&A following the tour, allowing you to ask questions and find out more about the City's new Archives & History Resources catalogue.

This is a free event however, bookings are essential. Please register below.

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Sep 29, 2020 06:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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