Shading the face, fanning a fire into a blaze or cooling food, shooing away insects, conveying social status, even passing discreet romantic messages - the use of the fan goes far beyond the creation of a breeze.
Place-based collections at our historic houses and museums
In this episode we visit the Conservation Lab where Elizabeth shows us how to unbox glass plate negatives - very gently!
Did you know there was an outbreak of plague, in Sydney, at The Rocks, in 1900? Our Register of Bubonic Plague Cases covers 1900 to 1908 and records all of the cases known to the authorities for the duration of the outbreak
The bankruptcy files in our Collection - dating from 1888 to 1928 - contain lists of creditors that the bankrupt person owed money to and debtors that owed money to the bankrupt person
Making history every day
We hold NSW School Files from 1876 to 1979. They are an amazing source of information, not only for school history but also for the history of a local community
In this episode of Archives Behind the Scenes, Martyn shows us the treasure trove of information that you can find in deceased estate files