Uncover Sydney’s hidden past with some of our most inspiring talks delivered by the most enquiring minds.
Videos and podcasts
Journey through the past
Sydney’s history is all around us. Discover the rich, vivid history of Sydney from early Aboriginal life through to the modern global city.
Aboriginal peoples have always lived in this place we call Sydney. The Barani website introduces you to the places, people and history.
Explore the way that Sydney’s urban environment has grown and supported the social and cultural life of our city.
People and places
Stories of the people, places, and organisations that make up our diverse community life.
The City of Sydney's history as a local government authority – its functions, civic activities and contributions to public life.
Sydney's memory, the Archives department has records dating back to the beginning of the City in 1842.
Publications and products
Books, maps and online information to buy and download.