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Michael Lech with a selection from a massive collection of wallpaper

Wallpapering the past

The Sydney Morning Herald

A man standing in profile in front of a digital image of the Sydney Opera House

As the Sydney Opera House turns 50...

The Sydney Morning Herald

PR866 Old govt [Government] surveyor, Devonshire St. [Street] reproduction

State Archives Collection: Customer satisfaction survey 2024

We welcome your input in this year's survey to help evaluate our services

Internship Opportunity

Collections Care: Collection Management

Gain valuable collection management experience including object handling, cataloguing, stocktaking procedures, and use of collection databases

Cover label Small debts registers [Newcastle Court of Petty Sessions]

Archives for Everyone: community digitisation and indexing partnerships

We are looking to partner with groups or societies with an interest in history and in making the State Archives Collection more accessible

A defining image of the Reconciliation Bridge Walk in 2000 with the word ‘Sorry’ in skywriting above.

National Apology

This week marks the anniversary of the National Apology. On 13 February 2008, the then prime minister, Kevin Rudd, publicly apologised on behalf of the federal government to the Stolen Generations

View of first floor verandah from ground level

Rum Hospital verandah conservation update

Remediation works have seen four original columns spliced, 17 joists replaced, seven bays of balustrades repaired, gutters and downpipes remediated, and a new fascia, perimeter floorboards and soffit boards installed

The facade of the Hyde Park Barracks featuring 'Love that dares', a projected artwork by Jacqui North.

What a year!

Our first year as Museums of History NSW has been a momentous one. Here are some highlights

Digitised top half of page with the subject line 'Protest against unjust dismissal from the service'

Newly digitised archives – married women teachers' applications

The Married Women (Lecturers and Teachers) Act of 1932 restricted employment of married women in the Department of Public Instruction. We hold 693 declarations for exemption by married women teachers for the years 1932–35

Collections and Loans Officer Meg Driver loads the letter box for transportation

The Astor letter box on loan

Our latest Caroline Simpson Library display celebrates the centenary of The Astor, Australia’s first company title apartment block

Oak tree courtyard, Elizabeth Farm

Life-changing encounters with the past

Visits from teachers who first visited our sites as children themselves have become increasingly common, revealing the lifelong impact of place-based learning