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Historians and archivists

Historians and archivists

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. Our history and archives teams are here to help.

City Archives

Sydney's memory, the Archives department has records dating back to the beginning of the City in 1842.

Search our collections

Search the City of Sydney's archives and curated history websites and projects.

History festivals

There are a number of history festivals held throughout the year and the City of Sydney proudly participates in many of them.

Books and publications

Books, maps and online information to buy and download.

Local history groups

People interested in knowing more about Sydney's history should consider joining one of the historical associations active in the local area.

Hear the voices of Sydney people past and present

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this video may contain images or voices of people who have died.