A Tale of Two Zoos explores the story of Sydney’s first public zoo, at Moore Park (1884–1916), and the creation of Taronga Zoological Park, which opened on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour in 1916.

More than a hundred years ago, Sydney’s residents were woken by a cacophony of weird and wonderful noises. The zoo animals were on the move.

How to Move a Zoo. Illustration copyright Ollie Davis

History Reflected takes visitors on an unexpected journey through pivotal moments in our history.

History Reflected

Online Exhibition

Photographic images are powerful. They can elicit an emotional response – be it wonder, curiosity, sadness or distress – and the sharing of stories. We invite you to take part in this exhibition.

A Thousand Words

At Western Sydney

On the urban fringes of Australia’s major cities, new suburbs are constantly being developed. Offering home and land packages—including the latest mod cons—prospective residents can see the ‘suburban dream’ taking shape. Desirable and attainable, today’s suburban dream has a past.

Electric Domestic - Suburban dreams, modern lives