Museum Without a Home

In November 1827 Governor Darling received a letter from Lord Bathurst, Secretary of state for the Colonies, authorising the expenditure £200 a year on founding and maintaining a museum for…

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Who are we?

We recently received a donation of this set of framed photographs of several boats which carried the inscription:  Presented to P. Edwards, Esq., by the boys of the Concord Dinghi…

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Mortlake

Sydney is made up of many fascinating suburbs and areas, many of which are such a normal part of Sydneysiders lives that they spare little thought for the history of…

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Tulloch’s Phoenix Iron Works Ltd

Following the death of Alfred Llewellyn Bray, the first Mayor of Concord, his home “Braygrove” was purchased by R. Tulloch & Company and in 1915 the Iron Works transferred from…

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Higinbotham & Robinson, Map Publishers

The Atlas of the Suburbs of Sydney is a series of late-nineteenth-century commercial maps that provides a portrait of the city during a period of rapid growth and suburbanisation. It…

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Getting Married

Jack, age 87, and Jill, age 79, are excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding and on the way they pass…

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The Parramatta Road

The Parramatta Road
Parramatta Road at the 7-mile post.

We'd like to share with you a couple of items from David Sansome's talk at our map unveiling. The photograph, circa 1900, is of Parramatta Road, Five Dock.   The…

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