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The sandstone facade of the Justice & Police Museum in dappled sunshine.

Justice & Police Museum

All sides of the law

Exterior of Rose Seidler House

Rose Seidler House

A new way of living

Exterior front of Elizabeth Farm

Elizabeth Farm

Hands-on history

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'Margaret stealing the horse' [Margaret Catchpole]

The remarkable Margaret Catchpole

A Suffolk countrywoman turned Hawkesbury midwife; twice sentenced to death and twice reprieved; transported to New South Wales in 1801 and transformed after her death into a romantic literary heroine

A women holds a large book open while she threads the pages together.

Conserving the archive

Supervising conservator Dominique Moussou talks through her work and some of the projects underway in the MHNSW conservation lab

The Mint

The changing face of the Mint

As photographers documented the evolving face of the Mint, they recorded changes to the site and streetscape

Black and white image of a building

Hope 1848–1886

In 1848 the Hyde Park Barracks became an immigration depot and hiring office for unaccompanied women newly arrived in Sydney

Kitchen, 60 Gloucester Street, Susannah Place Museum

Susannah Place conservation project

A behind-the-scenes look at some of the complex work that goes into conserving and preserving the fascinating Susannah Place Museum

Black and white engraved illustration of shootout between bushrangers and police.

‘Well have we loved’

Awaiting execution at Darlinghurst Gaol in 1880, bushranger Captain Moonlite wrote moving letters describing his feelings for fellow gang member Jim Nesbitt

Dodgy, dangerous, disturbing

3D models: a fascinating exploration of some seemingly innocent objects modified for nefarious purposes from the Justice & Police Museum collection


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