The City of Sydney has an archive of oral history interviews that record and reflect the diverse nature of its many communities. New projects will appear on this website as they become available.
During the Sydney Olympics in 2000 the city's centre came alive with visitors, locals and workers.
From the time of European arrival until relatively recent decades, horses have been intrinsic to human endeavour of all kinds in Australia. This oral history project about inner Sydney celebrates the interdependence of horses and human beings.
The Meals on Wheels Oral History Project commemorates 50 years of the service within the City.
The old Surry Hills Library and Neighbourhood Centre Building was demolished in 2006. Nine people were interviewed for this project to record the building's relationship with the people of Surry Hills.
Accessing the collection
Computer access to the online oral history collection is available at all branches in the City's library network.
Please be aware that for reasons of privacy and/or coherence audio excerpts may not be precisely identical to the way that they appeared in the original recording. For the same reasons full audio files and transcripts may also have been slightly edited where necessary.
Last updated: Monday, 13 May 2013